Oct 25 (Reuters) - Speculators reduced net bearish bets onU.S. 10-year Treasury note futures in early October, as U.S.government headed into its first partial shutdown in 17 years,according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data releasedon Friday.
The amount of speculators' bearish, or short, positions in10-year Treasury futures exceeded bullish, or long, positions by28,536 contracts on Oct. 1, according to the CFTC's latestCommitments of Traders data.
A week earlier, speculators held 89,107 net short positionsin 10-year T-note futures.
The Commitments of Traders data have been delayed due to a16-day shutdown that ended late last week.