Specifically, the COT reports provide a breakdown of each Tuesday’s open interest for futures and options on futures markets in which 20 or more traders hold positions equal to or above the reporting levels established by the CFTC. When the federal government operations return to normal, CFTC will resume publication of the Commitments of Traders report. socialbookmarkingfacts.info >> 21 December COT Gold, Silver and US Dollar Index Report - December 21,
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Earl Contrary Opinion Belveal, L. A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets. We work on there being 32, ounces in a tonne. A long position is where an investor, trader, speculator buys ounces x the number of contracts. A short position is where an investor, trader, speculator sells ounces x the number contracts. For the options-and-futures-combined report, spreading measures the extent to which each non-commercial trader holds equal combined-long and combined-short positions.
For example, if a non-commercial trader in Gold futures holds 2, long contracts and 1, short contracts, contracts will appear in the "Long" category and 1, contracts will appear in the "Spreading" category.
The aggregate of all long open interest is equal to the aggregate of all short open interest. Clearing members, futures commission merchants, and foreign brokers collectively called "reporting firms" file daily reports with the Commission. Those reports show the futures and option positions of traders that hold positions above specific reporting levels set by CFTC regulations.
Commercial and Non-commercial Traders. When an individual reportable trader is identified to the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the trader is classified either as "commercial" or "non-commercial.
The long and short open interest shown as "Non-reportable Positions" are derived by subtracting total long and short "Reportable Positions" from the total open interest. Changes in Commitments from Previous Reports. Changes represent the differences between the data for the current report date and the data published in the previous report.
To determine the total number of reportable traders in a market, a trader is counted only once regardless whether the trader appears in more than one category non-commercial traders may be long or short only and may be spreading; commercial traders may be long and short. To determine the number of traders in each category, however, a trader is counted in each category in which the trader holds a position.
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Commercial and Non-commercial Traders. A long position is where an investor, trader, speculator buys ounces x the number of contracts.
The long and short open interest shown as "Non-reportable Positions" are derived by subtracting total long and short "Reportable Positions" from the total open interest.