Latest Commitment of Traders Positions (commodities) As at may 3rd, 2016

Source: Live Forex News

CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (6th May) and cover positions up to Tuesday (3rd May). COT report is not a complete presenter of entire market positions, however it represents a good chunk of institutional traders, to have a feel of what expected by the big players.

Kindly note in some cases numbers are rounded to nearest decimal.

  • Gold – Net position long and increasing

Gold net long position saw another increase by speculators and quite a large enough. Net long position increased by 50,791 contracts to +271.65K contracts.

  • Copper – Net position short and decreasing

Copper net short position dropped this week but at much slower pace. Net short position decreased by 616 contracts to -7.46K contracts.

  • Silver – Net position long and decreasing

Silver net long position saw a sizable reduction this week, where longs were reduced by 2,898 contracts to +75.87K contracts.

  • WTI Crude – Net position long and increasing

A sharp reduction in long position this week. Net longs got reduced by 15,721 contracts to +318.54 K contracts. 

  • Natural gas – Net position short and decreasing

Speculators increased net short position sharply. Net short position were increased by 25,038 contracts to -141.5K contracts.

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