Commitments of Traders Report

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Commitments of Traders Report

A report published each week by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission detailing major changes in traders' positions over the previous week. Specifically, it records and publishes changes to open positions on derivatives with more than 20 traders. The COT provides a quick reference for investors to understand the complex procedures and trades that occur on the CFTC. This in turn helps them make investment decisions.
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The Commitments of Traders reports previously scheduled for release on 18 October will not be published this week.
The Commitments of Traders reports as of September 18th showed Non-Commercial traders were net long 20,697 contracts, a decrease of 5,094 contracts for the week and the long liquidation selling trend was seen as a short-term negative force.
New CFTC reports provide insight into market positioningDuring the past month, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission published their first weekly Disaggregated Commitments of Traders reports.
This is in stark contrast to the weekly Commitments of Traders reports, which only shows data that has been delayed for three days.
The Commitments of Traders reports as of September 18th showed Non-Commercial traders were net long 214,309 contracts, a decrease of 19,493 contracts for the week and the long-liquidation selling trend is seen as a short-term negative force.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Commitments of Traders reports continue to show that speculators are the ones doing the selling," Saal told NGI.
The Commitments of Traders reports as of September 18th showed Non-Commercial traders were net long 323,841 contracts, a decrease of 13,001 contracts for the week and the long-liquidation selling trend is seen as a short-term negative force.