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Gold Upside Persists, Oil Stays Bullish, Copper Goes Web Lengthy – COT Report

COT Report: Evaluation & Information

The Predictive Energy of the CoT Report

Gold: Within the week to December 17th, traders raised their lengthy positions by eight%, whereas shorts had been lower by 12%. In flip, gold costs have remained agency, rising above the December fourth and December 12th highs, regardless of a plethora of things which might sometimes weigh on the dear metallic, together with fairness markets rising to recent document highs and progress within the US-China commerce struggle talks. On the technical entrance, topside resistance is located at $1485-1490. Though, understand that January is often a very good month for the dear metallic and thus we don’t rule out a attainable carry in the direction of $1500. Elsewhere, positioning modifications noticed in silver noticed managed funds increase their longs by 6%, whereas shorts had been diminished by eight%.

Oil: Buyers have continued to ascertain recent longs in Brent crude oil, having risen 5% within the week to December 17th, whereas shorts eased off barely by 2%. That mentioned, lengthy positioning adjusted for open curiosity is on the highest since Could 2019 with Brent crude futures persevering with to hover round its greatest degree since September. As such, in gentle of danger on flows, oil costs stay underpinned.

Copper: With a decision in sight for the signing of a US-China part 1 commerce deal, speculators have rushed into the pro-cyclical base metallic amid a pointy enhance in recent longs (largest since June 2018). Consequently, markets at the moment are internet lengthy for the primary time since April.

Present Positions

Gold Upside Persists, Oil Remains Bullish, Copper Goes Net Long - COT Report

Supply: CFTC, DailyFX (Covers as much as December 17th, launched December 20th)

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*Lengthy & Brief positions are adjusted for open curiosity

— Written by Justin McQueen, Market Analyst

To contact Justin, e mail him at Justin.mcqueen@ig.com

Comply with Justin on Twitter @JMcQueenFX


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