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VIX Speculators Bullish Bets On Volatility Cooled Off This Week

By Zachary StorellaStock MarketsDec 02, 2018 01:41AM ET
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VIX Speculators Bullish Bets On Volatility Cooled Off This Week
By Zachary Storella   |  Dec 02, 2018 01:41AM ET
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VIX COT Futures Large Trader Positions
VIX COT Futures Large Trader Positions

VIX Non-Commercial Speculator Positions:

Large volatility speculators reduced their bullish net positions in the VIX 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 VIX futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of 27,613 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday November 27th. This was a weekly lowering of -7,915 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of 35,528 net contracts.

This week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position sliding by -21,932 contracts to a weekly total of 131,357 contracts compared to the gross bearish position which saw a fall by -14,017 contracts for the week to a total of 103,744 contracts.

The net speculative position had seen increasing bullish positions for seven straight weeks before this week’s turnaround. The current standing is above the +20,000 net contract level for a third straight week.

VIX Commercial Positions:

The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of -19,589 contracts on the week. This was a weekly increase of 8,388 contracts from the total net of -27,977 contracts reported the previous week.

VIX COT Futures Large Traders Vs VIX Futures
VIX COT Futures Large Traders Vs VIX Futures

VIX Futures:

Over the same weekly reporting time-frame, from Tuesday to Tuesday, the VIX Futures (Front Month) closed at approximately $19.12 which was a loss of $-1.30 from the previous close of $20.42, according to unofficial market data.

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