Latest Commitment of Traders positions (Equities and Bonds) as at September 4th 2018

Latest Commitment of Traders positions (Equities and Bonds) as at September 4th 2018

CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (7th September) and cover positions up to Tuesday (4th September). COT report is not a complete presenter of entire market positions; however, it represents a good chunk of institutional traders, to feel what’s going on in capital markets and how big traders are aligned.

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

2 year U.S. Treasury:
Speculators increased short positions for a third consecutive week. Last week short positions rose by 5,326 contracts that led to a net position of -148.1K contracts.

5 year U.S. Treasury:
5-year treasury short positions rose for the second consecutive week and by 87,220 contracts that brought the net position to -855.7K contracts.

10 year U.S. Treasury:
Speculators increased short positions for the second consecutive week. The short positions got increased by 152,937 contracts to -682.8K contracts.

S&P 500 (E-mini) –
Speculators increased long positions for the second consecutive week and by 17,763 contracts to +162.2K contracts.

MSCI Emerging Markets Mini Index –
Long positions rose for the first time in four weeks and by 33,069 contracts that pushed the net position to +163.2K contracts.

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