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S&P500 Mini Speculators Sharply Lifted Bullish Net Positions

Published 03/11/2018, 03:29 AM
Updated 07/09/2023, 06:31 AM

S&P 500 Mini COT Futures Large Traders Positions

S&P 500 Mini Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large stock market speculators boosted their bullish net positions in the S&P 500 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&P 500 Mini futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of 128,874 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday March 6th. This was a weekly lift of 32,535 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 96,339 net contracts.

Speculative positions rose sharply this week with the largest one-week gain in five weeks. The overall net position also advanced back above the +100,000 net contract level after dipping below this threshold last week.

S&P 500 Mini Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of -205,109 contracts on the week. This was a weekly drop of -56,543 contracts from the total net of -148,566 contracts reported the previous week.

S&P 500 Mini COT Futures Large Traders Vs SPY ETF

SPY ETF:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the SPY ETF, which tracks the price of S&P 500 Index, closed at approximately $272.88 which was a drop of $-1.55 from the previous close of $274.43, according to unofficial market data.

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