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Latest Commitment of Traders positions (FX) as at August 14th 2018

CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (17th August) and cover positions up to Tuesday (14th August). 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.

Key highlights:

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

Position shifted from long to short:

  • Long positions in the euro declined for the third consecutive week and in such a way that the net positions shifted from long to short. Last week, net positions declined by 12,354 contracts to -1.8K contracts.        

Short positions decreased:

  • The short positions in the Japanese yen declined for the third consecutive week and by 4,439 contracts to -58.4K contracts.
  • The short positions in the Australian dollar declined for the first time in four weeks and by 2,757 contracts to -51.8K contracts.
  • The short positions in the Swiss franc declined last week and by 259 contracts to -45.8K contracts.

Short positions increased:

  • The short positions in the British pound sterling rose for the fourth consecutive week and by 1,889 contracts to -60.7K contracts.
  • Short positions in the New Zealand dollar rose for the second consecutive week and by 2,166 contracts to -26.7K contracts.
  • The short positions in the Canadian dollar rose for the first time in Five weeks and by 1,300 contracts to -26.2K contracts.

Long positions decreased:

  • The short positions in the Mexican Peso declined for the first time in three weeks and by 2,186 contracts to +31.1K contracts.

 

 

 

 

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