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 have a feel of what expected by the big players.
Kindly note, in some cases, numbers are rounded to nearest decimal.
- Gold – Net position long and increasing
With increased uncertainties and weakness in the dollar, traders increased their net long positions in gold by large amount. The net long position increased by 31,519 contracts to +307.9K contracts.
- Copper – Net position short and increasing
Net short positions increased for third consecutive week. The net-shorts increased by 8,352 contracts to -30.2K contracts.
- Silver – Net position long and increasing
The net long position in silver increased for second consecutive week. The net longs increased by 3,674 contracts to +88K contracts.
- WTI Crude – Net position long and decreasing
Crude oil saw a second consecutive decrease in net long position after big rise in the prior two weeks. The net long positions decreased by 55,493 contracts to +285.8K contracts.
- Natural gas – Net position short and decreasing
Natural gas net-shorts decreased sharply for third consecutive week. Net-short positions declined by 19,410 contracts to -76.5K contracts.