CFTC Position Watch: Speculators add to long USD positions

Market Analysis /
Milan Cutkovic / 19 Mar 2019

The latest CFTC report showed that speculators remain long USD across the board.

Euro net positioning jumped from 81k short to 83k short following a dovish ECB and another series of disappointing economic data out of the Euro Zone.

EUR
EUR

While the recent GBP rally forced some market participants to cover their short positions, speculators increased bets on a falling British Pound in the previous week. Net positioning stands at 11k short vs. 6k short previously.

GBP
GBP

JPY short positioning increased from 24k to 25k compared to the past week.

JPY
JPY

Commodity currencies positioning:

  • AUD short 11k vs short 10k previously
  • CAD short 41k vs short 43 previously
  • NZD short 2k vs short 5k previously
AUD
AUD

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