CFTC commitment of traders report was released on Friday (9th September) and cover positions up to Tuesday (6th 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:
With increased possibility of a rate hike from the U.S. Federal reserve, traders reduced their long bets. The net-long positions decreased by 36,744 contracts to +28.8K contracts.
- 5 year U.S. Treasury:
5 year treasury saw an increase in net short position by 45,367 contracts that brought the net position to -196.3K contracts.
- 10 year U.S. Treasury :
Speculators increased their net long positions by 3,276 contracts to +104.8K contracts.
- S&P 500 (E-mini) –
S&P 500 saw a sizable decrease in net longs. Net longs got decreased by 16,422 contracts and thus bringing net position to +183.6K contracts.
- Russell 2000 –
The net long positions increased for ninth consecutive week. The net long positions increased by 1,244 contracts to +23.3K contracts.
- MSCI Emerging Markets Mini Index –
Investors again increased their exposures last week, but in a relatively small amount. The net longs increased by 2,757 contracts to +243.4K contracts.