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05/22/2013

Yes, CFTC publishes four kind of Commitments of Traders reports:Legacy cot reports: the original COT reports, dating back for most futures contracts to the 1980’s. For trading purposes, these reports are the most useful, because of their long history and proven edge .Disaggregated and Traders in Financial Futures (TIFF) cot reports: new cot reports introduced in 2009, with different trader categorizations. Since its history is short, meaningful statistical testing cannot yet be made to find out its usefulness.Supplemental Commodity Index or CIT cot reports: has more history than the disaggregated reports, but still not enough, especially compared to the depth of the legacy reports. It was constructed to show the positions of commodity investment (commodity index tracking) funds.Most of statistical testing was performed on the Legacy cot reports, and clearly these datasets are the most widely followed and respected among market professionals. We suggest to concentrate on these reports, and look to include the Disaggregated data analysis after its history builds up to at least five years.Our subscribers can access our research and advanced cot charts on all kinds of Commitments of Traders report, including Legacy, Disaggregated, Traders in Financial Futures and CIT report.

05/20/2013

In the commitments of traders reports, traders are grouped into categories and the number of contracts they hold are added up. All COT reports show how many long and how many short contracts do traders of each category hold. The COT report that is the most well known is the one that is in publication since 1986 (its predecessors go back to 1924) – the Legacy commitments of traders report. It breaks down the market into three major categories, the Commercials, the Large Speculators and Non-reportables (who are the small guys, Small speculators).

05/18/2013

In the latest cot report review, on the 19th commitments of traders report this year, we show you cot charts on the following futures markets: Coffee cot report (Commercials -41% CHNG), 5-Year Note cot report (Commercials 24% CHNG), Swiss Franc cot report (Commercials 20% CHNG), Feeder Cattle cot report (Large Speculators All Time COT Extreme), Heating Oil cot report (Large Speculators All Time COT Extreme), Nasdaq-100 cot report (Large Speculators All Time COT Extreme), Gold cot report (Large Speculators 231 report COT Extreme)

05/16/2013

The Commitments of Traders reports (cot report) show futures traders’ positions at the close of (usually) Tuesday’s trading session. The cot report is prepared by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a U.S. government body with the task of overseeing futures markets. The report’s goal is to create transparency and fight market manipulation. Also, it is an excellent trading tool.

05/11/2013

In the latest commitments of traders report review, on the 18th commitments of traders report this year, we show you cot charts on the following futures markets: Coffee cot report (Commercials -44% CHNG), 10-Year Note cot report (Commercials 30% CHNG), Live Cattle cot report (Commercials -21% CHNG), Rough Rice cot report (Large Speculators All Time COT Extreme), Cocoa cot report (Large Speculators 271 report COT Extreme), Gold cot report (Large Speculators 230 report COT Extreme)

05/04/2013

In the latest commitments of traders report review, on the 17th commitments of traders report this year, we show you cot charts on the following futures markets: Rough Rice (Commercials 30% CHNG), Nasdaq-100 (Commercials -26% CHNG), S&P-500 (Commercials -17% CHNG), Gold (Large Speculators 229 report COT Extreme), RBOB Gasoline (Large Speculators 81 report COT Extreme), Cocoa (Large Speculators 20 report COT Extreme)

04/27/2013

In the latest commitments of traders report review, on the 16th cot report this year, we show you cot charts on the following futures markets: Coffee (Commercials -43% CHNG), Gold (Commercials 23% CHNG), RBOB Gasoline (Commercials 22% CHNG), Soybean Oil (Large Speculators All Time COT Extreme), Heating Oil (Large Speculators 436 report COT Extreme), Dow Jones-30 (Large Speculators 353 report COT Extreme)

04/20/2013

In the latest commitments of traders report review, on the 15th cot report this year, we show you cot charts on the following futures markets: Orange Juice (Commercials -29% CHNG), 2-Year Note (Commercials 28% CHNG), Coffee (Commercials 23% CHNG), Soybean Oil (Large Speculators All Time COT Extreme), New Zealand Dollar (Large Speculators All Time report COT Extreme), Canadian Dollar (Large Speculators 323 report COT Extreme)

04/13/2013

In the latest commitments of traders report review, on the 14th cot report this year, we show you cot charts on the following futures markets: RBOB Gasoline (Commercials 34% CHNG), Live Cattle (Commercials -24% CHNG), Oats (Commercials 22% CHNG), Copper (Large Speculators All Time COT Extreme), Soybean Oil (Large Speculators All Time report COT Extreme), Wheat (Minn.) (Large Speculators 396 report COT Extreme)

04/06/2013

In the latest commitments of traders report review, on the 13th cot report this year, we show you cot charts on the following futures markets: Fed Funds (Commercials 29% CHNG), Soybean Meal (Commercials 24% CHNG), Corn (Commercials 22% CHNG), Palladium (Large Speculators All Time COT Extreme), Copper (Large Speculators 214 report COT Extreme), Live Cattle (Large Speculators 198 report COT Extreme)

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