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Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record

May 5, 2014

Jamie Saettele, CMT

  • USD positioning moderates slightly
  • British Pound COT positioning still extreme but specs sell on the week
  • Crude COT positioning just off of record



    View COT data in MT4



    Latest CFTC Release dated April 29, 2014:



    Week (Data for Tuesdays)



    52 week Percentile / Comment (if applicable)

    US Dollar

    18

    Euro

    61

    British Pound

    96

    Australian Dollar

    98

    Japanese Yen

    80

    Canadian Dollar

    65

    Swiss Franc

    84

    Mexican Peso

    82

    Gold

    82

    Silver

    55

    Copper

    51

    Crude

    88





    The COT Index is the difference between net speculative positioning and net commercial positioning measured. A light blue colored bar indicates that the difference in positioning is the greatest it has been in 52 weeks (bullish) with speculators selling and commercials buying. A light red colored bar indicates that the difference in positioning is the greatest it has been in 52 weeks (bearish) with speculators buying and commercials selling. Crosses above and below 0 are in bold. Non commercials tend to be on the wrong side at the turn and commercials the correct side. Use of the index is covered closely in detail in my book.



    Charts (all charts are continuous contract)

    Non Commercials (speculators) - Red

    Commercials - Blue

    Small Speculators - Black



    COTDiff (COT Index) - Black



    US Dollar

    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record





    Euro

    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record





    British Pound

    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record



    Australian Dollar

    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record



    Japanese Yen

    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record



    Canadian Dollar

    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record



    Swiss Franc

    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record



    Mexican Peso

    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record



    Gold

    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record



    Silver

    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record



    Copper

    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record



    Crude



    Crude COT Positioning Remains Just off of Record











    Jamie is the author of Sentiment in the Forex Market.










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