Technical Analysis

Weekly CoT Replace for Euro, Crude Oil, and Different Main Contracts

CoT Highlights:

Euro massive specs shortest once more since March 2017

Sellers present up in crude oil for an eightth week in a row

Massive speculator profiles for different main currencies/markets

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Because of the Thanksgiving vacation within the U.S., final week’s report wasn’t launched till yesterday, an prevalence which occurs a few occasions a 12 months round holidays. There weren’t any vital one-week adjustments to be aware of, for probably the most half a continuation of prior themes. The quick place held by massive speculators within the Euro grew to its largest since March of final 12 months whereas the identical group of merchants continued to hit the bid in crude oil.

On Fridays (most weeks) 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 under are key stats regarding the positioning of enormous speculators (i.e. hedge funds, CTAs, and so on.), excluding small speculators and industrial merchants.

‘Massive specs’ are recognized to usually make use of trend-following methods, and as such, they have an inclination so as to add to lengthy positions and cut back shorts in uptrends whereas lowering lengthy positions and growing shorts in downtrends. When analyzing the info, we take into accounts the path of their place, magnitude of adjustments, 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

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Euro massive specs shortest once more since March 2017

Massive specs added to their net-short within the Euro by a depend of over 10ok contracts, increasing the place to -47ok, the biggest quick held since March 2017. It was the 7th day trip of the previous eight weeks since turning net-short that the place has grown. With the development pointed firmly decrease since earlier within the 12 months extra promoting seems prone to be forward as no main excessive has but been met to recommend the development is saturated.

Euro Positioning Chart

EUR/USD positioning chart

Sellers present up in crude oil for an eighth week in a row

Final week crude oil smashed by way of development help, and with it sellers made it the eightth consecutive week of promoting. It’s the smallest internet lengthy in about 14 months. Crude oil seems oversold, however with momentum so robust it’s a dangerous market to be trying to find a low in. A few of final week’s promoting wasn’t captured in the latest report as a result of tally solely extending by way of final Tuesday, but when after seeing such a big discount there’s a all of the sudden outsized spherical of promoting it could point out an inflection level which might level to a tradeable low.

Crude Oil w/Positioning Chart (Oversold bounce quickly?)

Crude oil positioning chart

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Weekly CoT Update for Euro, Crude Oil, and Other Major Contracts

British Pound

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Japanese Yen

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Canadian Greenback

Weekly CoT Update for Euro, Crude Oil, and Other Major Contracts

Swiss Franc

Weekly CoT Update for Euro, Crude Oil, and Other Major Contracts

Australian Greenback

Weekly CoT Update for Euro, Crude Oil, and Other Major Contracts

New Zealand Greenback

Weekly CoT Update for Euro, Crude Oil, and Other Major Contracts

Gold

Weekly CoT Update for Euro, Crude Oil, and Other Major Contracts

Silver

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Copper

Weekly CoT Update for Euro, Crude Oil, and Other Major Contracts

S&P 500 (E-mini)

Weekly CoT Update for Euro, Crude Oil, and Other Major Contracts

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—Written by Paul Robinson, Market Analyst

You possibly can comply with Paul on Twitter at @PaulRobinsonFX


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