These are the most recent charts and statistics on the Commitment of Traders data published by Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
The latest COT data can be accessed through Tuesday, December 13th It gives a quick overview of the market participants (for-profit traders and speculators) who were present in the futures markets. All currency positions are directly related to the US dollar. A bet for the Euro is a wager that the euro will rise against the dollar, while a betting against the euro would be a bet the euro will fall against the dollar.
Weekly Speculator changes led by Japanese Yen
The COT currency market spot speculator bets rose this week because six of the 11 currency markets we cover had higher positioning, while five other markets had lower positions.
The Japanese Yen was leading the gains on the currency markets (12,808 contract), with the Australian Dollar (2.726 contracts), British Pound (2.2544 contracts), Brazilian Real (1.261 contracts), US Dollar Index (822) and the Swiss Franc (419 Contracts) also showing positive weeks.
The Canadian Dollar and the Australian Dollar were among the currencies experiencing declines in speculator betting this week.