COT: JPY selling accelerates, record shorts seen in AUD, NZD
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.
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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.
Leveraged funds maintained an unchanged short duration in US bonds ahead of last week’s post-Federal Open Market Committee squeeze when 10-year bond yields moved lower after failing to break the May high at 3.13%.