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US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Jamie Saettele, CMT

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Latest CFTC Release dated March 12, 2013:


Week (Data for Tuesdays)


52 week Percentile / Comment (if applicable)

US Dollar

100 – non-commercial USD longs reach a record

Euro

65

British Pound

0-COT index is lowest since October 2011

Australian Dollar

84

Japanese Yen

10

Canadian Dollar

2- COT index is lowest since March 2007

Swiss Franc

31

Gold

14

Silver

25

Copper

8

Crude

84



The COT Index is the difference between net speculative positioning and net commercial positioning measured. A light blue colored bar indicates that the difference in positioning is the greatest it has been in 52 weeks (bullish) with speculators selling and commercials buying. A light red colored bar indicates that the difference in positioning is the greatest it has been in 52 weeks (bearish) with speculators buying and commercials selling. Crosses above and below 0 are in bold. Non commercials tend to be on the wrong side at the turn and commercials the correct side. Use of the index is covered closely in detail in my book.


Charts

Non Commercials (speculators) – Red

Commercials – Blue

Small Speculators – White


COTDiff (COT Index) – White


US Dollar

US_Dollar_Traders_Hold_Record_Long_Position_Reversal_Risk_is_High_body_usd.png, US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT



Euro

US_Dollar_Traders_Hold_Record_Long_Position_Reversal_Risk_is_High_body_eur.png, US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT


British Pound

US_Dollar_Traders_Hold_Record_Long_Position_Reversal_Risk_is_High_body_GBP.png, US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT


Australian Dollar

US_Dollar_Traders_Hold_Record_Long_Position_Reversal_Risk_is_High_body_AUD.png, US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT


Japanese Yen

US_Dollar_Traders_Hold_Record_Long_Position_Reversal_Risk_is_High_body_JPY.png, US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT


Canadian Dollar

US_Dollar_Traders_Hold_Record_Long_Position_Reversal_Risk_is_High_body_cad.png, US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT


Swiss Franc

US_Dollar_Traders_Hold_Record_Long_Position_Reversal_Risk_is_High_body_chf.png, US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT


Gold

US_Dollar_Traders_Hold_Record_Long_Position_Reversal_Risk_is_High_body_gold.png, US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT


Silver

US_Dollar_Traders_Hold_Record_Long_Position_Reversal_Risk_is_High_body_silver.png, US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT


Copper

US_Dollar_Traders_Hold_Record_Long_Position_Reversal_Risk_is_High_body_copper.png, US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT


Crude

US_Dollar_Traders_Hold_Record_Long_Position_Reversal_Risk_is_High_body_crude.png, US Dollar Traders Hold Record Long Position; Reversal Risk is High

Chart prepared by Jamie Saettele, CMT



--- Written by Jamie Saettele, CMT, Senior Technical Strategist for DailyFX.com


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