CFTC commitments of traders: EUR and GBP shorts are the largest speculative positions

Technical Analysis

Author: Greg Michalowski | cftc

Forex futures positioning data for the week ending October 8, 2019 from the CFTC

  • EUR short 75K vs 66K short last week. Shorts increased by 9K
  • GBP short 73K vs 77K short last week. Shorts trimmed by 4K
  • JPY long 11K vs 14K long last week. Longs trimmed by 3K
  • CHF short 11k vs 12k short last week. Shorts trimmed by 1K
  • AUD short 46k vs 52k short last week. Shorts trimmed by 6K
  • NZD short 38K vs 42K short last week. Shorts trimmed by 4K
  • CAD long 5K vs 6K long last week.  Longs trimmed by 1K
  • prior week
Highlights:
  • The EUR so the biggest change with shorts increasing to the highest short level since June 2019
Forex futures positioning data for the week ending October 8, 2019 from the CFTC_
  • The GBP is also short and traders have been getting hurt over the last few days. There is a chance that the 500 pip move to the upside this week may have been fueled by shorts covering.  We will see how the numbers look next week.
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