Commitments of traders
Analysis and data
The New COTbase has the biggest collection of analysis features on the market so we can provide the most comprehensive service to our members.
- 60 Futures markets (+11 Market complexes) analyzed
- Covering all data types (Classic, Disaggregated, TIFF, CIT)
- Covering all report types (Futures only, Futures and Options, Options only)
- 14 datasets to base your analysis on (Net positions, etc.)
- Analyze COT Changes, COT Extremes, COT Indexes and much more
- Interactive charts (all your analysis on charts by one click)
- Bonus: Volume and Open Interest analysis
Corrected and combined
We correct for past contract size changes (eg. one wheat contract used to represent 1,000 bushels of wheat - now 5,000 bushels), and combine mini and normal contracts. Most other Commitments of Traders data services use uncorrected, raw COT data!
Market complexes Bitcoin Combined added!
Our subscribers get extra 'markets' to analyze. These are the complexes that we made up from combining COT positions from more markets into one. We do that by creating the USD equivalent of COT positions and add them up. These data can help you analyze better the following markets and/or market groups: Soybeans, Wheat, Grains, Agriculture, Livestock, Metals, Stock indexes, Interest rate, the US Dollar and Bitcoin!
Futures and options Options Only added!
We analyze Futures only, Futures and Options and as a recent addition, Options only COT data! We are the only providers on the market who analyze these data sets simultaneously.
All reports Important
Besides the classic (legacy) COT data, we analyze Disaggregated, TIFF (Traders in Financial Futures) and CIT (Commodity Index Traders) data as well! There are no other sources on the web currently, that offer such a deep and wide service on charting and analyzing COT data.
We update our charts and tables in couple of hours after the release of the COT reports. Where available, we manually look through all Volume and OI estimates to provide more relevant data for your weekend Volume and OI analysis. CME provides preliminary figures for all their markets, while ICE provides only 'Estimated Volume' data, Open Interest in case of futures traded on ICE are not updated over the weekend.
We separate Small speculators on our charts to make the movements more viewable. In many cases the best clues come from these traders, so we make watching the small guys much easier, than on your standard COT chart. Also, we use a hover crosshair to help you track and pinpoint signals. If you subscribe, you will be able to scroll back in time, check out previous examples of COT signals and get a better feel on the characteristics of various markets.
Subscribers can choose any time period between 1 month and the maximum data available (as far as 1986 in case of certain markets) to chart. When charting market complex COT data, any member of the Market complex can be chosen for display.
You can easily set which data you want to show on your charts, now you can put COT Changes, COT Extremes, COT Indexes, COT Move Indexes and all our other indicators and studies on your panels. Hover your mouse on any chart anywhere and you can get the precise data on that specific area.
Print & save
Subscribers can print or save our charts and reports in PNG, JPG or PDF format.
We compare recent changes in net COT data to their all-time and 52-week ranges. By this comparison you get a relative perspective on how big was the current week's change in traders' positioning. This analysis technique is more effective than just measuring raw changes. For example: a change of +2,500 contracts in Commercial positions is a big move - relative to a 10,000 contract range (+25.00%). However, it is considered a small change, if the range is 100,000 contracts (only +2.50%). We recently added the possibility of analyzing multi report changes the similar way. This feature can help you pinpoint noteworthy multi-week advances or declines in COT positions!
We track the extremes of net COT data, since those are the most effective trading signals according to most COT research (check out the Resources section). COT Indexes are widely known, show the position of the current COT reading compared to a previous time period. Our subscribers can calculate their own COT Indexes using any lookback period, on all trader groups! COTbase designed another extreme tracking measure, that shows how many reports ago did the current reading occur. In case the current reading in COT moves has never occurred before, our system will issue an 'All-time' extreme signal.
Volume and open interest
We include a Volume and Open Interest scoring system, both in the COT analysis table for convenience and also under a separate tab. You can set the lookback period for which you would like to get the scores - the higher the scores the more bullish is the market - negative scores are the opposite.
We collect the important COT and Volume/Open interest signals on one page to show which markets are the best long and short candidates.
Market dashboards New
You have now a dedicated sub-page for each market, collecting all the COT data in one place, one click away from any kind of COT chart you want.
The COT analysis table sorts data by their absolute values. The reason for this is that traders are interested in the greatest changes in data, not necessarily in their direction, since on futures markets it is just as easy to go long as to go short. Our subscribers can sort the results by any research criteria, even for example: changes in Small speculators positions compared to their 52-week ranges.
You can filter out markets that you are not interested in.
Go back in time
Subscribers can analyze past reports as well! As far as the data exists.