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Chapter 24, Part I. Market Sentiment and COT report Page 5

Discussion in 'Complete Trading Education- Forex Military School' started by Sive Morten, Dec 24, 2013.

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  1. Sive Morten

    Sive Morten Special Consultant to the FPA

    Aug 28, 2009
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    Then you’ll see text tables, dedicated to each asset that is in listing of this exchange. CME list particularly starts from Butter, but we need currencies, so scroll page lower, until you will find the currency that you need to. Let it be EURO:


    If you do not want to scroll the page manually, just use search function of your browser and type the currency whatever you want to find, but keep in mind that not each currency pair trades on CME. Second, pairs that involve CHF, JPY are JPY/USD and CHF/USD but not vice versa as on spot market. That’s important. It will be much better, if you will visit the CME web-site and read futures contract specification first, since any contract could have other nuances. For instance, take a look at picture above – see the text in brackets – “Contracts of EUR 125,000” . The point is that the lot of this futures contract is 125,000 EUR and not 100,000 as on the spot market. In other words – be careful and be sure that you understand all the details.

    So, how to translate all these markings?

    Non-Commercial – includes large financial firms, hedge funds and individuals. Positions of this group of market’s participants are mostly speculative;

    Commercial – usually they are big companies, that use futures to hedge currency risk on their export oriented transactions and other businesses;

    Long – I think you understand that. Right? - this is a number of long contracts reported to the CFTC;

    Short – number of short contracts reported to CFTC;

    Open interest – shows total number of contracts that have not been exercised yet or delivered;

    Number of traders – just specifies the number of traders that take part in the report for each category;

    Reportable positions – those that have to be reported for CFTC due to its regulations;

    Non-reportable positions – positions of those traders that do not have strict obligation to report their positions, for instance, retail traders.

    Also in the main menu on this site you can find historical data for that reports…
    #1 Sive Morten, Dec 24, 2013
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