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Short bets on 2-year Treasury futures largest since April 2021 –CFTC

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Sept 9 (Reuters) - Speculators raised their short positions on two-year Treasury note futures to the most since April 2021 in the latest week, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) data showed on Friday. Net shorts on U.S. two-year note futures rose to 326,742 in the week ending Sept. 6, from 281,600 the previous week. Bearish bets on T-bond futures also increased, to 85,217, the most since October 2021, from 68,834 the previous week. Speculators got a touch less negative on 10-year note futures, with short bets falling to 376,277, the smallest since Aug. 16 and down from 440,103 the previous week. U.S. 2-year T-notes (Contracts of $200,000) 06 Sep 2022 Prior week week Long 89,223 108,397 Short 415,965 389,997 Net -326,742 -281,600 U.S. 5-year T-notes (Contracts of $100,000) 06 Sep 2022 Prior week week Long 264,384 227,425 Short 770,275 792,881 Net -505,891 -565,456 U.S. 10-year T-notes (Contracts of $100,000) 06 Sep 2022 Prior week week Long 279,865 241,872 Short 656,142 681,975 Net -376,277 -440,103 U.S. T-bonds (Contracts of $100,000) 06 Sep 2022 Prior week week Long 72,558 78,532 Short 157,775 147,366 Net -85,217 -68,834 U.S. Ultra T-bonds (Contracts of $100,000) 06 Sep 2022 Prior week week Long 70,713 77,899 Short 428,128 433,693 Net -357,415 -355,794 Eurodollar (Contracts of $1,000,000) 06 Sep 2022 Prior week week Long 661,773 556,379 Short 3,444,427 3,413,781 Net -2,782,654 -2,857,402 Fed funds (Contracts of $1,000,000) 06 Sep 2022 Prior week week Long 178,764 293,531 Short 160,114 208,765 Net 18,650 84,766 (Reporting By Karen Brettell Editing by Leslie Adler)