Weekly CFTC Net Speculator VIX Report
VIX Futures Contracts
Large traders and speculators trimmed their bearish bets in the VIX futures market for a third consecutive week last week, according to the latest data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released on Friday.
The VIX non-commercial futures contracts, comprising of large speculator and hedge fund positions, totaled a net bearish position of -76,796 contracts in the data reported for June 3rd. This was a change of +4,983 contracts from the previous week’s total of -81,779 net contracts that was registered on May 27th.
The VIX index level, meanwhile, edged higher from a 11.51 reading on Tuesday May 27th to a 11.87 reading on Tuesday June 3rd, according to the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index.
Disclaimer: The weekly commitment of traders report summarizes the total trader positions for open contracts in the futures trading markets. The CFTC categorizes trader positions according to commercial hedgers (traders who use futures contracts for hedging as part of the business), non-commercials (large traders who speculate to realize trading profits) and nonreportable traders (usually small traders/speculators).