Commitment of traders report (COT):

The commitment of traders (COT) report shows how large speculators are positioned across futures markets on the CME exchange.



Commitment of traders – as of Tuesday 10th January 2023:

  • Large speculators reduced net-short exposure to JPY futures by 11.5k contracts last week
  • Net-short exposure to GBP futures increased by 9.2k contracts
  • Traders were net-long exposure to NZD futures for a fourth week
  • Large speculators were their most bearish on CAD futures since August 2020

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Commitment of traders – as of Tuesday 10th January 2023:

  • Large speculators were their most bullish on gold in 28 weeks
  • Managed funds increased their net-long exposure to gold futures to a 37-week high
  • Traders flipped to net-long exposure to copper futures
  • Managed funds increased their net-long exposure to copper futures to its most bullish level since April

Commitment of traders FAQs

What is the COT report?

The Commitments of Traders, or COT, report is a weekly publication that shows the aggregate holdings of different participants in the US futures market. It provides a snapshot of trading commitments as of Tuesday of that week in order to increase the transparency of exchanges.

COT reports are used across markets, so you’ll be able to obtain reports on forex, gold, indices and more.

How do you read the Commitments of Traders report?

The Commitments of Traders report is read in tables, in which each row will tell you the market and each column looks at the open interest, long positions and short positions. You’ll also be able to see which actors have taken positions, including dealers, institutions or funds.

The COT is a key data source for traders, as it can provide guidance on whether to go long or short on each market.

What is the COT report release time?

The COT report is released every Friday at 15:30 Eastern Time on the CFTC website. That’s 20:30 GMT or Saturday at 7:30 AEST. We provide up-to-date coverage of the COT report so that you can get expert analysis each week, as quickly as possible.




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