Technical Analysis

Weekly CoT Replace for USD, Euro, Crude Oil & Extra

CoT Highlights:

USD bullish bets blended, Euro net-short retains rising

Crude oil giant specs proceed hitting bids amid sharp decline

Massive speculator profile updates for different main currencies/markets

See the IG Consumer Sentiment web pagefor a timelier have a look at sentiment in main currencies and markets.

Friday’s CoT report confirmed a blended bag as regards to Greenback bullish bets. There have been reductions versus the Canadian Greenback, Japanese Yen, New Zealand Greenback, and Australian Greenback, whereas extra shopping for passed off within the DXY index and towards the Euro, Pound, and Swiss Franc. Amidst crude oil’s precipitous decline giant speculators proceed to hit bids at an aggressive however not ‘panicky’ tempo; huge pattern assist arising.

On Fridays the CFTC releases an in depth report of merchants’ positioning within the futures market as reported for the week ending on Tuesday. Outlined within the desk beneath are key stats regarding the positioning of huge speculators (i.e. hedge funds, CTAs, and many others.), excluding small speculators and industrial merchants.

‘Massive specs’ are identified to usually make use of trend-following methods, and as such, they have a tendency so as to add to lengthy positions and scale back shorts in uptrends whereas decreasing lengthy positions and growing shorts in downtrends. When analyzing the info, we take into accounts the path of their place, magnitude of modifications, in addition to extremes.

Key stats: Web place, one-week change, and the place the present place stands relative to the previous 52 weeks.

CFTC CoT data table

USD bullish bets blended, Euro net-short retains rising

Massive specs have been including to bullish US Greenback Index (DXY) bets at an impressively persistent tempo. Their net-long elevated for the 27th time in 29 weeks. Within the Euro, it was the 6th week in a row the net-short grew. At practically -47okay contracts it’s the shortest giant specs have been for the reason that early-part of final 12 months. At this time, the essential 11300 degree I mentioned over the weekend broke. Extra losses look to be in retailer within the short-term, at least.

Euro Positioning Chart

Euro large speculators' positioning

EUR/USD Worth Chart (Buying and selling beneath 11300)

eur/usd daily price chart, 11300 level

Crude oil giant specs proceed hitting bids amid sharp decline

As one would anticipate given the massive decline in oil, giant specs have been hitting bids at an aggressive clip. The Four-week change of -124okay contracts has solely been exceeded on 2 different events, as soon as in every of the previous 2 years. However given the scale of the drop one would possibly suppose promoting would have been much more aggressive (maybe that’s but to come back).

There’s a essential trend-line slightly below, extending off the notable February 2016 low. Given how fierce the decline has been a bounce seems probably on a primary take a look at of long-term pattern assist, however ought to it break sooner or later longs may actually begin hitting bids at a ‘panicky’ tempo.

Crude Oil Positioning Chart (Feb ’16 t-line close to)

Crude oil positioning chart, Feb '16 t-line near

See what basic and technical drivers are at work within the This autumn Buying and selling Forecasts.

US Greenback Index (DXY)

Weekly CoT Update for USD, Euro, Crude Oil & More

British Pound

Weekly CoT Update for USD, Euro, Crude Oil & More

British Pound

Weekly CoT Update for USD, Euro, Crude Oil & More

Canadian Greenback

Weekly CoT Update for USD, Euro, Crude Oil & More

Swiss Franc

Weekly CoT Update for USD, Euro, Crude Oil & More

Australian Greenback

Weekly CoT Update for USD, Euro, Crude Oil & More

Australian Greenback

Weekly CoT Update for USD, Euro, Crude Oil & More

Gold

Weekly CoT Update for USD, Euro, Crude Oil & More

Copper

Weekly CoT Update for USD, Euro, Crude Oil & More

S&P 500 (E-mini)

Weekly CoT Update for USD, Euro, Crude Oil & More

Sources for Foreign exchange & CFD Merchants

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—Written by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst

You possibly can comply with Paul on Twitter at @PaulRobinsonFX


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