This summary highlights futures positions and changes made by speculators such as hedge funds and CTA’s across forex, bonds and stocks up until last Tuesday, June 30. During the week appetite for risk temporarily received a knock with the S&P 500 trading softer while the dollar and bonds rose.
Note: The data was released on Monday instead of Friday due to the U.S. federal holiday.
The dollar strengthened against all ten IMM currency futures while the Dollar Index rose by 0.8%. In response to these developments speculators cut bearish dollar bets by 16% to $15.1 billion, the first week of dollar buying in six.