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Oct 20, 2017
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161.9K
Previous
140.5K
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) weekly Commitments of Traders (COT) report provides a breakdown of the net positions for "non-commercial" (speculative) traders in U.S. futures markets.
All data corresponds to positions held by participants primarily based in Chicago and New York futures markets.
The Commitments of Traders report is considered an indicator for analyzing market sentiment and many speculative traders use the data to help them decide whether or not to take a long or short position.
Commitments of Traders (COT) data is released each Friday at 3:30pm Eastern Time, pending a holiday in the U.S., to reflect the commitments of traders on the prior Tuesday.
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Source: CFTC Commitment of Traders
CFTC S&P 500 speculative net positions
 
Release Date Time Actual Forecast Previous
Oct 27, 2017 15:30     161.9K
Oct 20, 2017 15:30 161.9K   140.5K
Oct 13, 2017 15:30 140.5K   101.5K
Oct 06, 2017 15:30 101.5K   119.7K
Sep 29, 2017 15:30 119.7K   101.3K
Sep 22, 2017 15:30 101.3K   188.0K

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Bruce Knapp
Bruce Knapp Jul 07, 2015 9:48PM GMT
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Which specific CFTC report are you using for this input?
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Bruce Knapp Jan 18, 2016 8:35PM GMT
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Got to CFTC link on calendar. Under Current Legacy Reports open "Short Format" from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Scroll down to the the E-Mini S&P 500 Stock Index data. Subtract Short Commitments from Long Commitments. There's your numbet
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Kelvin Halley
Kelvin Halley Jun 05, 2015 8:14PM GMT
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Hello there, I understand the The COT is considered an indicator for analyzing market sentiment and many speculative traders use the data to help them decide whether or not to take a long or short position. So when the actual is higher then previous, what does this indication mean?Thank you very much for answering my question.
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Myles Crouch-Anderson
Myles Crouch-Anderson Jan 15, 2017 4:10PM GMT
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it means total net long OR short positions have been added to. for example, say gold goes from 200k to 220k we could say the market has turned more bullish as 20k new longs have been added. the market is essentially 10% more long (20/200). it is also bullish since it is above 0. if we saw longs change from 200k to -100k then we would say that the market is now bearish since it has lost 300k in longs the market is 100k net SHORT.
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Myles Crouch-Anderson Jan 15, 2017 4:11PM GMT
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if we see -100k to -150k then the market is MORE bearish since we have added 50k shorts.. . these changes may imply price changes but rememebr that the cftc data has a week lag the prints are for the week before. using these to trade should be for longer term trades or sentiment guides.. . use the data in conjunction with other factors..
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