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, April 4th This chart shows how large market participants (for profit speculators, and commercial traders) were placed in futures markets. All currency positions are related to the US Dollar. For example, a Bet for the Euro will place a bet on the euro rising versus the US dollar. While a Bet against the Euro will place a wager on the euro falling versus US dollars,
Weekly Speculator Changes led by British Pound & Mexican Peso
The COT currency market speculation bets fell this week. Five of the eleven markets we cover had higher positioning, while six of the markets had lower contracts.
The British Pound led gains in currency markets (9,291 contracts), with the Mexican Peso (8.634 contracts), Australian Dollar (-8,120 contracts), New Zealand Dollar (2.579 contracts), US Dollar Index (1.387 contracts) and Brazilian Real (-9.480 contracts). Both currencies also showed positive weeks.
These currencies saw a decline in speculator betting on the week…