Big hedge funds and speculators increased bullish bets on Gold, Coffee, JPY/USD and CAD/USD futures. There has been interest by money managers to position in more defensive commodity based sectors as speculation of slowing Q3 US GDP.
What's the most overcrowded futures trade?
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About the Commitment of Trader Report
Although not perfect, the Commodity Futures Commission's weekly Commitment of Traders gives a snapshot view of how Leveraged Funds and Managed Money is positioned in US Futures and commodity markets. These are typically hedge funds, CTAs, CPOs and various types of money managers.
The COT Report offers clues on how large traders were positioned the prior week. The data is delayed so traders need to supplement the COT Report with other money flow indicators and trading analytics.
Snapshot of Hedge Funds and Money Managers Positions
July 9, 2019
Are certain trades overcrowded?
Traders have been watching Cotton and Copper and Fixed Income futures for signs of a reversal.
Long Futures Positions of Note:
Short Futures Positions of Note: