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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Evidence of the degree to which this week's petroleum price reductions represent more than a momentary retrenchment and the beginning of a broadly based decline can be found in such reports as the weekly Commitments of Traders report from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
The weekly Commitments of Traders report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission also showed commercial hedgers paring back their futures positions as price volatility falls back.
Crude markets have continued to consider current prices at or near a bottom, as reflected by the Commitments of Traders report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which indicated increasing commercial long position purchases.
The other metric, the Commitments of Traders report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, published each Tuesday, showed increased interest on the buying side.