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Zachary Storella is the founder and editor of investmacro.com. A trader that started out specializing in currencies and has moved into other macro instruments such as bonds, stocks and commodities. He is a computer programmer and has been a COT enthusiast since 2007. Signup for our free weekly ... more

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Currency Speculators Retreat From US Dollar Index Bullish Bets To A 78-Week Low
The COT currency market speculator bets were higher this week as six out of the eleven currency markets we cover had higher positioning while the other five markets had lower speculator contracts.
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COT Speculator Extremes: Soybean Meal, Ultra 10-Year Treasuries Lead Bullish & Bearish Positions
This weekly Extreme Positions report highlights the Most Bullish and Most Bearish Positions for the speculator category. Extreme positioning in these markets can foreshadow strong moves in the underlying market.
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Bonds Speculators Increased 10-Year Treasury Bearish Bets To 222-Week High
The COT bond market speculator bets were lower this week as just two out of the eight bond markets we cover had higher positioning while the other six markets had lower speculator contracts.
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Soft Commodities Speculators Drop Wheat Bets To Lowest In 192-Weeks
The COT soft commodities markets speculator bets were lower this week as four out of the eleven softs markets we cover had higher positioning while the other seven markets had lower speculator contracts.
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Metals Speculators Boosted Their Gold Bullish Bets Higher For 7th Week
The COT metals markets speculator bets were higher this week as three out of the five precious metals markets we cover had higher positioning while the other two markets had lower speculator contracts.
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Currency Speculators Pull Back On Japanese Yen Bearish Bets To 21-Week Low
The COT currency market speculator bets were lower this week as four out of the eleven currency markets we cover had higher positioning while the other seven markets had lower speculator contracts.
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VIX Speculators Boosted Their Bearish Bets For 7th Time In 8 Weeks
3 years ago

HI Seth, These traders are classified by the CFTC specifically as non-commercial traders (aka speculators). These are large traders or entities (hedge funds,etc) that are in the futures markets in order to profit on market moves as opposed to the commercial trader category, which is made up of traders or entities that use the futures markets usually to hedge business interests or positions. The third category is the small traders which can be a mix of speculators and hedgers but are too small (in position sizing) to be placed in one of the other baskets.

You can read more about it at CFTC site: www.cftc.gov/.../index.htm

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