The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has published the latest charts, statistics and data for Commitment of Traders.
The latest COT is updated through Tuesday, October 3rd This chart shows how the large participants in the market (profit-seeking speculators, commercial traders and others) are positioned on futures markets. All currency positions have a direct relationship to the US Dollar. A bet on the euro, for instance, is a betting that the euro would rise against the dollar, while a position against the euro, will be a betting that the euro would decline versus dollar.
Weekly Speculator Changes led by New Zealand Dollar & Australian Dollar
This week, the COT currency market speculator positions were lower as five of the eleven markets that we cover showed higher positioning and the remaining six markets saw lower speculator contracts.
The New Zealand Dollar led the gains on the currency markets, followed by the Australian Dollar (4.828 contracts), Mexican Peso (3.881 contracts), US Dollar Index (2.057 contracts), and the Brazilian Real (1.079 contracts).
The British Pound was the currency that saw the most decline in bets by speculators this week.