NY Open: Retail revisions give dollar some gains
The dollar is on something of a streak, with today's revisions to the October US retail sales report giving it a boost despite slightly softer November numbers.
Head of Commodity Strategy
Summary: Speculators trimmed their dollar long positions against nine IMM currency futures for a second week running but sentiment remains strongly in favour of the greenback with short positions held in all apart from MXN and RUB.
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.
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The DV01, which measures the dollar value of a one basis point move in yields, dropped to $245 million, the least bearish in eight weeks.
The non-commercial short position in C’boe VIX was cut by 69% to 10k lots, a five-month low.