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Latest Commitment of Traders positions (FX) as at January 29th 2019

CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Tuesday (19th February) and cover positions up to Tuesday (29th 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 due 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 6,322 contracts to -33.3K contracts.
  • The short positions in the Australian dollar declined by 3,951 contracts to -32.1K contracts.
  • The short positions in the British pound sterling declined sharply by 16,915 contracts to -35.2K contracts.
  • The short positions in the New Zealand dollar declined by 1,773 contracts to -2.8K contracts

Short positions increased:

  • The short positions in the euro rose by 5,468 contracts to -46.5K contracts.
  • The short positions in the Swiss franc rose by 1,678 contracts to -18.1K contracts.
  • The short positions in the Canadian dollar rose marginally by 294 contracts to -56.4K contracts

Long position increased:

  • The long positions in the Mexican Peso rose by 5,924 contracts to +69.4K contracts.

 

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