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Latest Commitment of Traders positions (FX) as at January 22nd 2019

CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (15th February) and cover positions up to Tuesday (22nd January). COT report is not a complete presenter of entire market positions since the future market is relatively smaller compared to the spot FX market. Nevertheless, it presents a crucial picture of how key participants are looking at future moves. Data delayed sue to U.S. govt. shutdown.

Key highlights:

Market participants are net short in all currencies against the dollar except the Mexican peso.

Short positions decreased:

  • The short positions in the Japanese yen declined by 6.754 contracts to -39.7K contracts.
  • The short positions in the Canadian dollar declined by 3,428 contracts to -56.1K contracts.
  • The short positions in the Australian dollar rose by 1,906 contracts to -36.1K contracts.
  • The short positions in the British pound sterling declined by 8,365 contracts to -52.1K contracts.

Short positions increased:

  • The short positions in the New Zealand dollar rose by 1,649 contracts to -4.6K contracts.
  • The short positions in the euro rose by 8,345 contracts to -41K contracts.
  • The short positions in the Swiss franc rose by 1,108 contracts to -16.4K contracts.

Long position increased:

  • The long positions in the Mexican Peso rose by 6,254 contracts to +63.5K contracts.

 

 

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