COT Energy Futures Charts: WTI Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Bloomberg Index, Heating Oil & Brent Crude

September 24, 2021

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Here are the latest charts and statistics for the Commitment of Traders (COT) data published by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

The latest COT data is updated through Tuesday September 21st 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


WTI Crude Oil Futures:

WTI Crude Oil Futures COT ChartThe WTI Crude Oil Futures large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 355,978 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 914 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 355,064 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bearish with a score of 25.2 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 63.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 71.7 percent.

WTI Crude Oil Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 24.1 34.7 4.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.2 53.5 2.4
– Net Position: 355,978 -396,180 40,202
– Gross Longs: 506,363 728,666 90,716
– Gross Shorts: 150,385 1,124,846 50,514
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.4 to 1 0.6 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 25.2 63.7 71.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -14.2 15.1 -8.3

 


Brent Crude Oil Futures:

Brent Last Day Crude Oil Futures COT ChartThe Brent Crude Oil Futures large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of -32,262 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 653 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -32,915 net contracts.


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This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish with a score of 57.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 43.0 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 53.7 percent.

Brent Crude Oil Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 13.5 53.9 4.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 29.7 38.7 3.0
– Net Position: -32,262 30,181 2,081
– Gross Longs: 26,898 107,333 7,995
– Gross Shorts: 59,160 77,152 5,914
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.5 to 1 1.4 to 1 1.4 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 57.7 43.0 53.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -0.7 -0.6 7.1

 


Natural Gas Futures:

Natural Gas Futures COT ChartThe Natural Gas Futures large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of -140,220 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 8,359 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -148,579 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bearish with a score of 36.5 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 62.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 80.6 percent.

Natural Gas Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 22.9 43.9 4.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 33.0 36.7 1.7
– Net Position: -140,220 100,074 40,146
– Gross Longs: 315,115 605,341 63,891
– Gross Shorts: 455,335 505,267 23,745
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.7 to 1 1.2 to 1 2.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 36.5 62.4 80.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 1.1 -2.0 6.7

 


Gasoline Blendstock Futures:

RBOB Gasoline Energy Futures COT ChartThe Gasoline Blendstock Futures large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 36,673 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -5,299 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 41,972 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bearish-Extreme with a score of 7.5 percent. The commercials are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 92.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 61.0 percent.

Nasdaq Mini Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 26.8 49.5 6.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 15.8 63.0 4.2
– Net Position: 36,673 -44,943 8,270
– Gross Longs: 89,012 164,340 22,351
– Gross Shorts: 52,339 209,283 14,081
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.7 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 7.5 92.1 61.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -3.2 5.9 -16.3

 


#2 Heating Oil NY-Harbor Futures:

NY Harbor Heating Oil Energy Futures COT ChartThe #2 Heating Oil NY-Harbor Futures large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 35,890 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 5,899 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 29,991 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bullish-Extreme with a score of 83.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 12.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 91.2 percent.

Heating Oil Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 17.9 47.7 10.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 9.4 61.6 5.3
– Net Position: 35,890 -59,051 23,161
– Gross Longs: 75,893 201,980 45,668
– Gross Shorts: 40,003 261,031 22,507
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.9 to 1 0.8 to 1 2.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 83.7 12.8 91.2
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 2.6 -5.8 15.2

 


Bloomberg Commodity Index Futures:

Bloomberg Commodity Index Futures COT ChartThe Bloomberg Commodity Index Futures large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of -6,148 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lowering of -1,370 contracts from the previous week which had a total of -4,778 net contracts.

This week’s current strength score (the trader positioning range over the past three years, measured from 0 to 100) shows the speculators are currently Bearish with a score of 46.0 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 53.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 40.7 percent.

Bloomberg Index Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 64.6 27.7 1.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 86.5 7.2 0.2
– Net Position: -6,148 5,775 373
– Gross Longs: 18,190 7,791 435
– Gross Shorts: 24,338 2,016 62
– Long to Short Ratio: 0.7 to 1 3.9 to 1 7.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 46.0 53.8 40.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 19.7 -19.7 -1.3

 


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*COT Report: The COT data, released weekly to the public each Friday, is updated through the most recent Tuesday (data is 3 days old) and shows a quick view of how large speculators or non-commercials (for-profit traders) were positioned in the futures markets.

The CFTC categorizes trader positions according to commercial hedgers (traders who use futures contracts for hedging as part of the business), non-commercials (large traders who speculate to realize trading profits) and nonreportable traders (usually small traders/speculators).

Find CFTC criteria here: (http://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsofTraders/ExplanatoryNotes/index.htm).