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S&P 500 Mini Speculators Push Bullish Bets To Highest Level In 22 Weeks

By Zachary StorellaStock MarketsOct 07, 2018 03:42AM ET
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S&P 500 Mini Speculators Push Bullish Bets To Highest Level In 22 Weeks
By Zachary Storella   |  Oct 07, 2018 03:42AM ET
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S&P500 Mini COT Futures Large Trader Positions
S&P500 Mini COT Futures Large Trader Positions

S&P500 Mini Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large stock market speculators continued to boost their bullish net positions in the S&P500 Mini futures markets this week, according to the latest Commitment of Traders (COT) data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday.

The non-commercial futures contracts of S&P500 Mini futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of 228,035 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday October 2nd. This was a weekly increase of 30,119 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 197,916 net contracts.

The speculative bullish position has now risen strongly for three straight weeks and by a total of 105,815 contracts over that time-frame. The current standing is now at the highest bullish level since May 1st when the net position totaled 229,233 contracts.

S&P500 Mini Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of -257,477 contracts on the week. This was a weekly loss of -9,798 contracts from the total net of -247,679 contracts reported the previous week.

S&P 500 Mini COT Futures Large Trader Vs S&P500 Mini Futures
S&P 500 Mini COT Futures Large Trader Vs S&P500 Mini Futures

S&P500 Mini Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the S&P500 Mini Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $2928.5 which was a rise of $7.25 from the previous close of $2921.25, according to unofficial market data.

S&P 500 Mini Speculators Push Bullish Bets To Highest Level In 22 Weeks
 

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