NY Open: Twenty pounds of headlines
Markets started the day in a confusion of incoming news as ECB chatter met with trade talk updates and US macro data. EURUSD took it on the chin and dropped from 1.1270 to 1.1235.
Head of Commodity Strategy
Summary: The Commitment of Traders report for the week ending September 25 shows the dollar largely unchanged while yen selling offset GBP buying. In equities, traders increased short bets on the VIX.
Saxo Bank publishes two weekly Commitment of Traders reports (COT) covering leveraged fund positions in commodities, bonds and stock index futures. For IMM currency futures and the VIX, we use the broader measure called non-commercial.
To download your copy of the Commitment of Traders: Forex report for the week ending September 25, click here.
To download your copy of the Commitment of Traders: Financials report for the week ending September 25, click here.
Speculators maintained an unchanged dollar long against nine IMM currency futures. Buying of GBP and CAD was offset by a 33% jump in the JPY net-short to 84,719 lots, a six-month high.