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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 21 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


Data Snapshot of Commodity Market Traders | Columns Legend
Sep-21-2021OIOI-IndexSpec-NetSpec-IndexCom-NetCOM-IndexSmalls-NetSmalls-Index
WTI Crude2,101,55826355,97825-396,1806440,20272
Gold492,76523187,64758-212,6444224,99741
Silver145,5371215,63538-28,0557012,42012
Copper190,6592019,27056-24,484435,21455
Palladium9,05111-2,71303,043100-33025
Platinum73,415451,2184-6,995995,77743
Natural Gas1,378,35047-140,22036100,0746240,14681
Brent199,21639-32,2625830,181432,08154
Heating Oil423,6636335,89084-59,0511323,16191
Soybeans660,4721361,05445-39,35957-21,69536
Corn1,379,7701265,50164-199,01444-66,4875
Coffee288,2895060,11893-63,84693,72814
Sugar952,97541249,46788-290,3921340,92558
Wheat353,55181,842499,65450-11,49647

CORN Futures:

Federal Funds 30-Day Bonds Futures COT ChartThe CORN large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 265,501 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 6,867 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 258,634 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 with a score of 63.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 43.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 4.8 percent.

CORN Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 26.7 50.2 8.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.5 64.6 13.3
– Net Position: 265,501 -199,014 -66,487
– Gross Longs: 368,776 692,567 117,018
– Gross Shorts: 103,275 891,581 183,505
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.6 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 63.9 43.6 4.8
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -7.2 7.3 2.7

 


SUGAR Futures:

2-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SUGAR large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 249,467 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -9,582 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 259,049 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 87.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 13.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 58.5 percent.

SUGAR Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 30.9 45.8 9.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 4.7 76.2 5.1
– Net Position: 249,467 -290,392 40,925
– Gross Longs: 294,049 436,110 89,249
– Gross Shorts: 44,582 726,502 48,324
– Long to Short Ratio: 6.6 to 1 0.6 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 87.9 13.1 58.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -9.9 11.6 -16.1

 


COFFEE Futures:

5-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COFFEE large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 60,118 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 2,051 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 58,067 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 92.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 8.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 14.1 percent.

COFFEE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.0 42.6 3.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.2 64.8 2.3
– Net Position: 60,118 -63,846 3,728
– Gross Longs: 77,942 122,867 10,484
– Gross Shorts: 17,824 186,713 6,756
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.4 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 92.8 8.6 14.1
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 5.3 -4.3 -11.2

 


SOYBEANS Futures:

10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEANS large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 61,054 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -4,701 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 65,755 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 45.5 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 56.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 35.7 percent.

SOYBEANS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 21.0 56.8 7.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 11.8 62.7 10.5
– Net Position: 61,054 -39,359 -21,695
– Gross Longs: 138,867 375,002 47,718
– Gross Shorts: 77,813 414,361 69,413
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.8 to 1 0.9 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 45.5 56.6 35.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -15.1 15.8 -9.6

 


SOYBEAN MEAL Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN MEAL large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 13,810 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 847 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 12,963 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 36.9 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 63.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 45.0 percent.

SOYBEAN MEAL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 21.4 49.1 13.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 17.6 58.0 7.9
– Net Position: 13,810 -32,358 18,548
– Gross Longs: 78,062 179,344 47,411
– Gross Shorts: 64,252 211,702 28,863
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.2 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 36.9 63.5 45.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -22.8 22.9 -6.2

 


LIVE CATTLE Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LIVE CATTLE large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 44,556 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -8,599 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 53,155 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 18.9 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 77.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 68.5 percent.

LIVE CATTLE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 32.2 43.2 10.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 16.8 55.9 13.3
– Net Position: 44,556 -36,903 -7,653
– Gross Longs: 93,533 125,744 31,090
– Gross Shorts: 48,977 162,647 38,743
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.9 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 18.9 77.6 68.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish-Extreme Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -20.5 21.5 11.1

 


LEAN HOGS Futures:

Eurodollar Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LEAN HOGS large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 60,363 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -6,871 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 67,234 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 with a score of 73.5 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 34.3 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 12.9 percent.

LEAN HOGS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 43.2 32.5 7.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 17.8 52.2 13.6
– Net Position: 60,363 -46,665 -13,698
– Gross Longs: 102,404 76,951 18,464
– Gross Shorts: 42,041 123,616 32,162
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.4 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 73.5 34.3 12.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -18.6 18.0 3.2

 


COTTON Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COTTON large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 95,025 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decline of -13,198 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 108,223 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 90.4 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 12.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 52.0 percent.

COTTON Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 43.2 36.6 6.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.0 75.2 3.9
– Net Position: 95,025 -101,181 6,156
– Gross Longs: 113,474 96,189 16,348
– Gross Shorts: 18,449 197,370 10,192
– Long to Short Ratio: 6.2 to 1 0.5 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 90.4 12.4 52.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 0.1 3.8 -37.9

 


COCOA Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COCOA large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 25,439 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -2,597 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 28,036 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 46.5 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 54.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 33.3 percent.

COCOA Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 29.1 51.9 4.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 18.5 63.5 3.7
– Net Position: 25,439 -27,626 2,187
– Gross Longs: 69,586 123,960 11,047
– Gross Shorts: 44,147 151,586 8,860
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.6 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.2 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 46.5 54.2 33.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 10.2 -9.3 -9.0

 


WHEAT Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe WHEAT large speculator standing this week totaled a net position of 1,842 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -2,732 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 4,574 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 48.6 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 50.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 46.7 percent.

WHEAT Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 24.5 43.4 8.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 24.0 40.7 11.2
– Net Position: 1,842 9,654 -11,496
– Gross Longs: 86,658 153,473 28,167
– Gross Shorts: 84,816 143,819 39,663
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.0 to 1 1.1 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 48.6 50.2 46.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -35.6 40.0 3.2

 


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COT Soft Commodities Charts: Soybeans, Live Cattle, Lean Hogs, Sugar, Coffee & Cotton

By CountingPips.com COT Home | Data Tables | Data Downloads | Newsletter

Data Snapshot of Commodity Market Traders | Columns Legend
Sep-21-2021OIOI-IndexSpec-NetSpec-IndexCom-NetCOM-IndexSmalls-NetSmalls-Index
WTI Crude2,101,55826355,97825-396,1806440,20272
Gold492,76523187,64758-212,6444224,99741
Silver145,5371215,63538-28,0557012,42012
Copper190,6592019,27056-24,484435,21455
Palladium9,05111-2,71303,043100-33025
Platinum73,415451,2184-6,995995,77743
Natural Gas1,378,35047-140,22036100,0746240,14681
Brent199,21639-32,2625830,181432,08154
Heating Oil423,6636335,89084-59,0511323,16191
Soybeans660,4721361,05445-39,35957-21,69536
Corn1,379,7701265,50164-199,01444-66,4875
Coffee288,2895060,11893-63,84693,72814
Sugar952,97541249,46788-290,3921340,92558
Wheat353,55181,842499,65450-11,49647

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 14 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


CORN Futures:

Federal Funds 30-Day Bonds Futures COT ChartThe CORN large speculator standing this week was a net position of 258,634 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -9,143 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 267,777 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 with a score of 63.1 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 44.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 4.3 percent.

CORN Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 26.8 50.5 8.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 8.1 64.4 13.1
– Net Position: 258,634 -191,326 -67,308
– Gross Longs: 370,349 697,234 113,142
– Gross Shorts: 111,715 888,560 180,450
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.3 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 63.1 44.6 4.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -7.6 8.6 -0.7

 


SUGAR Futures:

2-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SUGAR large speculator standing this week was a net position of 259,049 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decline of -24,880 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 283,929 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 89.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 10.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 60.8 percent.

SUGAR Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 29.7 46.2 9.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 4.4 75.6 5.2
– Net Position: 259,049 -301,862 42,813
– Gross Longs: 303,937 473,195 96,066
– Gross Shorts: 44,888 775,057 53,253
– Long to Short Ratio: 6.8 to 1 0.6 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 89.8 10.9 60.8
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -5.0 5.8 -8.0

 


COFFEE Futures:

5-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COFFEE large speculator standing this week was a net position of 58,067 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly increase of 952 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 57,115 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 92.2 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 8.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 18.0 percent.

COFFEE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 26.4 43.1 3.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.3 64.7 2.2
– Net Position: 58,067 -62,349 4,282
– Gross Longs: 76,249 124,527 10,731
– Gross Shorts: 18,182 186,876 6,449
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.2 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 92.2 8.9 18.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 1.9 -1.8 -1.2

 


SOYBEANS Futures:

10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEANS large speculator standing this week was a net position of 65,755 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -4,482 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 70,237 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 46.6 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 55.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 38.3 percent.

SOYBEANS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 21.9 56.4 7.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 11.8 63.4 10.3
– Net Position: 65,755 -45,602 -20,153
– Gross Longs: 143,116 369,443 47,068
– Gross Shorts: 77,361 415,045 67,221
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.8 to 1 0.9 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 46.6 55.1 38.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -12.3 13.2 -10.3

 


SOYBEAN MEAL Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN MEAL large speculator standing this week was a net position of 12,963 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -6,882 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 19,845 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 36.4 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 65.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 36.8 percent.

SOYBEAN MEAL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 22.2 51.0 12.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 18.7 59.1 7.7
– Net Position: 12,963 -29,464 16,501
– Gross Longs: 80,420 184,292 44,489
– Gross Shorts: 67,457 213,756 27,988
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.2 to 1 0.9 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 36.4 65.1 36.8
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -19.9 20.2 -7.6

 


LIVE CATTLE Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LIVE CATTLE large speculator standing this week was a net position of 53,155 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -19,344 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 72,499 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 24.7 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 71.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 64.9 percent.

LIVE CATTLE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 32.8 42.7 9.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 14.7 57.7 12.9
– Net Position: 53,155 -44,025 -9,130
– Gross Longs: 96,535 125,695 28,935
– Gross Shorts: 43,380 169,720 38,065
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.2 to 1 0.7 to 1 0.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 24.7 71.7 64.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -11.1 11.6 6.0

 


LEAN HOGS Futures:

Eurodollar Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LEAN HOGS large speculator standing this week was a net position of 67,234 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -9,121 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 76,355 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 80.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 28.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 5.9 percent.

LEAN HOGS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 44.9 30.8 7.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 17.9 51.7 13.4
– Net Position: 67,234 -52,069 -15,165
– Gross Longs: 111,888 76,821 18,254
– Gross Shorts: 44,654 128,890 33,419
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.5 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 80.7 28.6 5.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -19.3 20.2 -3.4

 


COTTON Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COTTON large speculator standing this week was a net position of 108,223 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -692 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 108,915 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 99.5 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 1.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 81.2 percent.

COTTON Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 45.0 34.6 7.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 5.3 78.2 3.2
– Net Position: 108,223 -119,054 10,831
– Gross Longs: 122,838 94,610 19,575
– Gross Shorts: 14,615 213,664 8,744
– Long to Short Ratio: 8.4 to 1 0.4 to 1 2.2 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 99.5 1.1 81.2
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 13.3 -12.6 4.8

 


COCOA Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COCOA large speculator standing this week was a net position of 28,036 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -2,405 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 30,441 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 48.9 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 51.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 41.9 percent.

COCOA Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 30.0 51.7 5.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 17.9 65.1 3.8
– Net Position: 28,036 -30,978 2,942
– Gross Longs: 69,654 119,887 11,750
– Gross Shorts: 41,618 150,865 8,808
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.7 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.3 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 48.9 51.2 41.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 17.5 -17.5 3.9

 


WHEAT Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe WHEAT large speculator standing this week was a net position of 4,574 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decline of -12,966 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 17,540 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 with a score of 50.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 48.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 41.2 percent.

WHEAT Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 25.7 42.8 7.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 24.4 40.6 10.9
– Net Position: 4,574 8,069 -12,643
– Gross Longs: 92,418 154,026 26,416
– Gross Shorts: 87,844 145,957 39,059
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.1 to 1 1.1 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 50.9 48.7 41.2
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -31.0 35.3 0.6

 


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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).

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COT Soft Commodities Charts: Cotton, Coffee, Soybeans, Wheat, Corn, Cattle & Sugar

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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 7th 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


Data Snapshot of Commodity Market Traders | Columns Legend
Sep-21-2021OIOI-IndexSpec-NetSpec-IndexCom-NetCOM-IndexSmalls-NetSmalls-Index
WTI Crude2,101,55826355,97825-396,1806440,20272
Gold492,76523187,64758-212,6444224,99741
Silver145,5371215,63538-28,0557012,42012
Copper190,6592019,27056-24,484435,21455
Palladium9,05111-2,71303,043100-33025
Platinum73,415451,2184-6,995995,77743
Natural Gas1,378,35047-140,22036100,0746240,14681
Brent199,21639-32,2625830,181432,08154
Heating Oil423,6636335,89084-59,0511323,16191
Soybeans660,4721361,05445-39,35957-21,69536
Corn1,379,7701265,50164-199,01444-66,4875
Coffee288,2895060,11893-63,84693,72814
Sugar952,97541249,46788-290,3921340,92558
Wheat353,55181,842499,65450-11,49647

CORN Futures:

Federal Funds 30-Day Bonds Futures COT ChartThe CORN large speculator standing this week came in at a net position of 267,777 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decline of -36,395 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 304,172 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 with a score of 64.2 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 43.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 3.1 percent.

CORN Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.7 50.1 8.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 8.3 64.5 13.0
– Net Position: 267,777 -198,239 -69,538
– Gross Longs: 382,214 692,539 110,557
– Gross Shorts: 114,437 890,778 180,095
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.3 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 64.2 43.7 3.1
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -5.0 6.8 -5.3

 


SUGAR Futures:

2-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SUGAR large speculator standing this week came in at a net position of 283,929 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -7,503 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 291,432 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 95.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 6.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 59.5 percent.

SUGAR Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 31.1 45.1 8.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 4.2 76.0 4.4
– Net Position: 283,929 -325,732 41,803
– Gross Longs: 327,732 474,810 87,890
– Gross Shorts: 43,803 800,542 46,087
– Long to Short Ratio: 7.5 to 1 0.6 to 1 1.9 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 95.0 6.4 59.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 2.7 0.2 -17.2

 


COFFEE Futures:

5-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COFFEE large speculator standing this week came in at a net position of 57,115 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 42 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 57,073 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 91.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 8.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 22.7 percent.

COFFEE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 26.5 43.4 3.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.5 65.2 2.0
– Net Position: 57,115 -62,088 4,973
– Gross Longs: 75,617 123,710 10,679
– Gross Shorts: 18,502 185,798 5,706
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.1 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.9 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 91.9 8.7 22.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 0.2 -0.6 4.3

 


SOYBEANS Futures:

10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEANS large speculator standing this week came in at a net position of 70,237 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -10,898 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 81,135 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 47.8 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 55.3 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 29.6 percent.

SOYBEANS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 22.4 55.7 6.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 11.8 62.5 10.6
– Net Position: 70,237 -44,835 -25,402
– Gross Longs: 148,848 370,121 44,966
– Gross Shorts: 78,611 414,956 70,368
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.9 to 1 0.9 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 47.8 55.3 29.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -13.7 15.9 -20.1

 


SOYBEAN MEAL Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN MEAL large speculator standing this week came in at a net position of 19,845 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -20,663 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 40,508 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 40.4 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 61.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 34.5 percent.

SOYBEAN MEAL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 23.1 51.1 12.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 17.6 61.0 8.2
– Net Position: 19,845 -35,775 15,930
– Gross Longs: 83,161 183,582 45,390
– Gross Shorts: 63,316 219,357 29,460
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.3 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 40.4 61.5 34.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -18.5 20.4 -18.2

 


LIVE CATTLE Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LIVE CATTLE large speculator standing this week came in at a net position of 72,499 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -15,066 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 87,565 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 37.7 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 56.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 61.7 percent.

LIVE CATTLE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 34.9 38.5 9.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 11.7 58.4 12.6
– Net Position: 72,499 -62,073 -10,426
– Gross Longs: 108,885 120,354 28,857
– Gross Shorts: 36,386 182,427 39,283
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.0 to 1 0.7 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 37.7 56.8 61.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 1.0 -2.0 2.2

 


LEAN HOGS Futures:

Eurodollar Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LEAN HOGS large speculator standing this week came in at a net position of 76,355 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 1,869 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 74,486 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 90.3 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 19.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 2.5 percent.

LEAN HOGS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 44.8 31.5 7.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 16.5 53.9 13.0
– Net Position: 76,355 -60,456 -15,899
– Gross Longs: 120,834 84,803 19,074
– Gross Shorts: 44,479 145,259 34,973
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.7 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 90.3 19.7 2.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -7.0 9.6 -11.5

 


COTTON Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COTTON large speculator standing this week came in at a net position of 108,915 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 2,201 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 106,714 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 100.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 0.0 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 88.1 percent.

COTTON Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 44.8 34.8 7.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 5.0 78.9 2.8
– Net Position: 108,915 -120,863 11,948
– Gross Longs: 122,708 95,353 19,691
– Gross Shorts: 13,793 216,216 7,743
– Long to Short Ratio: 8.9 to 1 0.4 to 1 2.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 100.0 0.0 88.1
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 16.0 -14.5 -0.6

 


COCOA Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COCOA large speculator standing this week came in at a net position of 30,441 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lift of 2,532 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 27,909 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 with a score of 51.1 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 48.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 53.2 percent.

COCOA Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 29.6 52.2 5.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 16.4 67.2 3.5
– Net Position: 30,441 -34,369 3,928
– Gross Longs: 68,187 120,163 12,015
– Gross Shorts: 37,746 154,532 8,087
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.8 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 51.1 48.2 53.2
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 20.8 -21.4 12.8

 


WHEAT Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe WHEAT large speculator standing this week came in at a net position of 17,540 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -5,265 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 22,805 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 with a score of 62.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 33.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 55.1 percent.

WHEAT Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 29.3 39.4 7.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 24.6 41.5 10.0
– Net Position: 17,540 -7,819 -9,721
– Gross Longs: 108,298 145,427 27,296
– Gross Shorts: 90,758 153,246 37,017
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.2 to 1 0.9 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 62.0 33.2 55.1
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -10.8 8.9 16.8

 


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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).

COT Soft Commodities Charts: Coffee, Cotton, Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Cattle, Lean Hogs & Sugar,

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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 August 31 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


Data Snapshot of Commodity Market Traders | Columns Legend
Sep-21-2021OIOI-IndexSpec-NetSpec-IndexCom-NetCOM-IndexSmalls-NetSmalls-Index
WTI Crude2,101,55826355,97825-396,1806440,20272
Gold492,76523187,64758-212,6444224,99741
Silver145,5371215,63538-28,0557012,42012
Copper190,6592019,27056-24,484435,21455
Palladium9,05111-2,71303,043100-33025
Platinum73,415451,2184-6,995995,77743
Natural Gas1,378,35047-140,22036100,0746240,14681
Brent199,21639-32,2625830,181432,08154
Heating Oil423,6636335,89084-59,0511323,16191
Soybeans660,4721361,05445-39,35957-21,69536
Corn1,379,7701265,50164-199,01444-66,4875
Coffee288,2895060,11893-63,84693,72814
Sugar952,97541249,46788-290,3921340,92558
Wheat353,55181,842499,65450-11,49647

CORN Futures:

Federal Funds 30-Day Bonds Futures COT ChartThe CORN large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 304,172 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -26,795 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 330,967 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 with a score of 68.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 38.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 1.5 percent.

CORN Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 29.2 48.9 7.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.0 65.8 13.0
– Net Position: 304,172 -231,861 -72,311
– Gross Longs: 400,723 671,977 106,901
– Gross Shorts: 96,551 903,838 179,212
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.2 to 1 0.7 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 68.9 38.9 1.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -0.9 3.5 -9.9

 


SUGAR Futures:

2-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SUGAR large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 291,432 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -7,645 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 299,077 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 96.5 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 3.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 66.4 percent.

SUGAR Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 31.5 44.4 9.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 4.0 76.4 4.5
– Net Position: 291,432 -338,795 47,363
– Gross Longs: 333,709 470,073 95,216
– Gross Shorts: 42,277 808,868 47,853
– Long to Short Ratio: 7.9 to 1 0.6 to 1 2.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 96.5 3.9 66.4
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 10.1 -9.3 0.4

 


COFFEE Futures:

5-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COFFEE large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 57,073 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 1,061 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 56,012 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 91.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 8.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 25.7 percent.

COFFEE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.2 44.1 3.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.7 66.5 1.9
– Net Position: 57,073 -62,471 5,398
– Gross Longs: 75,669 122,913 10,593
– Gross Shorts: 18,596 185,384 5,195
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.1 to 1 0.7 to 1 2.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 91.9 8.5 25.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -2.9 2.5 6.7

 


SOYBEANS Futures:

10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEANS large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 81,135 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decline of -20,512 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 101,647 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 with a score of 50.4 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 52.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 33.7 percent.

SOYBEANS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 23.8 55.9 6.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 11.6 64.6 10.0
– Net Position: 81,135 -58,196 -22,939
– Gross Longs: 158,981 374,153 44,292
– Gross Shorts: 77,846 432,349 67,231
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.0 to 1 0.9 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 50.4 52.1 33.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -13.9 16.3 -21.3

 


SOYBEAN MEAL Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN MEAL large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 40,508 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -9,200 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 49,708 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 with a score of 52.5 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 50.0 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 33.8 percent.

SOYBEAN MEAL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 24.0 52.3 12.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 12.4 68.4 7.6
– Net Position: 40,508 -56,278 15,770
– Gross Longs: 83,951 182,811 42,422
– Gross Shorts: 43,443 239,089 26,652
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.9 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 52.5 50.0 33.8
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -8.4 10.5 -16.9

 


LIVE CATTLE Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LIVE CATTLE large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 87,565 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -8,653 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 96,218 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 47.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 46.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 54.4 percent.

LIVE CATTLE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 38.8 37.2 9.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 11.0 60.7 13.4
– Net Position: 87,565 -74,129 -13,436
– Gross Longs: 122,204 117,107 28,874
– Gross Shorts: 34,639 191,236 42,310
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.5 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 47.8 46.8 54.4
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 16.9 -17.4 -10.0

 


LEAN HOGS Futures:

Eurodollar Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LEAN HOGS large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 74,486 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decline of -144 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 74,630 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 88.4 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 20.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 6.5 percent.

LEAN HOGS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 45.1 31.2 7.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 17.4 53.3 12.9
– Net Position: 74,486 -59,433 -15,053
– Gross Longs: 121,091 83,613 19,463
– Gross Shorts: 46,605 143,046 34,516
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.6 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 88.4 20.8 6.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 1.5 1.4 -13.1

 


COTTON Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COTTON large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 106,714 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lift of 2,405 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 104,309 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 100.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 0.0 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 82.9 percent.

COTTON Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 44.9 35.7 7.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 5.2 79.4 3.0
– Net Position: 106,714 -117,829 11,115
– Gross Longs: 120,766 95,982 19,089
– Gross Shorts: 14,052 213,811 7,974
– Long to Short Ratio: 8.6 to 1 0.4 to 1 2.4 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 100.0 0.0 82.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 20.7 -18.6 -3.4

 


COCOA Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COCOA large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 27,909 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -5,746 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 33,655 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 48.8 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 51.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 39.0 percent.

COCOA Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 28.7 54.5 5.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 16.4 68.0 3.8
– Net Position: 27,909 -30,595 2,686
– Gross Longs: 64,948 123,250 11,365
– Gross Shorts: 37,039 153,845 8,679
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.8 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.3 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 48.8 51.6 39.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 27.1 -26.6 0.2

 


WHEAT Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe WHEAT large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 22,805 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -12,243 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 35,048 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 with a score of 66.4 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 28.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 54.5 percent.

WHEAT Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 29.9 39.3 7.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 23.8 42.7 10.1
– Net Position: 22,805 -12,943 -9,862
– Gross Longs: 112,124 147,230 27,952
– Gross Shorts: 89,319 160,173 37,814
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.3 to 1 0.9 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 66.4 28.2 54.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -3.4 -0.6 22.0

 


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COT Soft Commodities Charts: Coffee, Soybeans, Wheat, Cattle, Hogs & Corn

By CountingPips.com COT Home | Data Tables | Data Downloads | Newsletter

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 August 24 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


Data Snapshot of Commodity Market Traders | Columns Legend
Sep-21-2021OIOI-IndexSpec-NetSpec-IndexCom-NetCOM-IndexSmalls-NetSmalls-Index
WTI Crude2,101,55826355,97825-396,1806440,20272
Gold492,76523187,64758-212,6444224,99741
Silver145,5371215,63538-28,0557012,42012
Copper190,6592019,27056-24,484435,21455
Palladium9,05111-2,71303,043100-33025
Platinum73,415451,2184-6,995995,77743
Natural Gas1,378,35047-140,22036100,0746240,14681
Brent199,21639-32,2625830,181432,08154
Heating Oil423,6636335,89084-59,0511323,16191
Soybeans660,4721361,05445-39,35957-21,69536
Corn1,379,7701265,50164-199,01444-66,4875
Coffee288,2895060,11893-63,84693,72814
Sugar952,97541249,46788-290,3921340,92558
Wheat353,55181,842499,65450-11,49647

CORN Futures:

Federal Funds 30-Day Bonds Futures COT ChartThe CORN large speculator standing this week recorded a net position of 330,967 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -14,879 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 345,846 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 with a score of 72.3 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 35.3 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 0.3 percent.

CORN Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 29.1 47.4 7.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.1 65.2 12.9
– Net Position: 330,967 -256,700 -74,267
– Gross Longs: 419,537 684,905 111,865
– Gross Shorts: 88,570 941,605 186,132
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.7 to 1 0.7 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 72.3 35.3 0.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 2.3 -0.3 -9.1

 


SUGAR Futures:

2-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SUGAR large speculator standing this week recorded a net position of 299,077 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -3,190 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 302,267 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 98.1 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 1.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 71.3 percent.

SUGAR Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 31.9 43.5 9.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 3.8 76.4 4.2
– Net Position: 299,077 -350,435 51,358
– Gross Longs: 338,985 462,375 96,543
– Gross Shorts: 39,908 812,810 45,185
– Long to Short Ratio: 8.5 to 1 0.6 to 1 2.1 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 98.1 1.7 71.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 10.7 -11.4 10.2

 


COFFEE Futures:

5-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COFFEE large speculator standing this week recorded a net position of 56,012 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly increase of 1,215 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 54,797 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 91.3 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 9.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 18.6 percent.

COFFEE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.1 45.0 4.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.1 66.6 2.4
– Net Position: 56,012 -60,389 4,377
– Gross Longs: 75,855 126,199 11,105
– Gross Shorts: 19,843 186,588 6,728
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.8 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 91.3 9.8 18.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 2.8 -2.5 -4.7

 


SOYBEANS Futures:

10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEANS large speculator standing this week recorded a net position of 101,647 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly fall of -14,757 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 116,404 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 with a score of 55.5 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 46.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 36.5 percent.

SOYBEANS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 25.6 54.3 6.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 10.8 66.1 9.6
– Net Position: 101,647 -80,417 -21,230
– Gross Longs: 175,251 372,081 44,299
– Gross Shorts: 73,604 452,498 65,529
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.4 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 55.5 46.9 36.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -7.2 8.3 -10.2

 


SOYBEAN OIL Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN OIL large speculator standing this week recorded a net position of 65,048 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly boost of 482 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 64,566 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 with a score of 63.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 38.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 39.5 percent.

SOYBEAN OIL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 24.1 48.5 7.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 8.8 65.4 5.7
– Net Position: 65,048 -72,023 6,975
– Gross Longs: 102,475 206,533 31,217
– Gross Shorts: 37,427 278,556 24,242
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.7 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.3 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 63.9 38.9 39.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 2.6 -1.5 -8.2

 


SOYBEAN MEAL Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN MEAL large speculator standing this week recorded a net position of 49,708 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -5,239 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 54,947 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 with a score of 57.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 43.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 41.5 percent.

SOYBEAN MEAL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 22.8 51.3 12.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 9.1 69.8 7.6
– Net Position: 49,708 -67,400 17,692
– Gross Longs: 82,975 186,898 45,240
– Gross Shorts: 33,267 254,298 27,548
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.5 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 57.9 43.7 41.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 0.5 1.3 -13.0

 


LIVE CATTLE Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LIVE CATTLE large speculator standing this week recorded a net position of 96,218 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 18,433 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 77,785 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 with a score of 53.6 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 41.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 47.9 percent.

LIVE CATTLE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 42.3 37.2 8.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 11.1 63.2 13.6
– Net Position: 96,218 -80,141 -16,077
– Gross Longs: 130,451 114,704 25,824
– Gross Shorts: 34,233 194,845 41,901
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.8 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 53.6 41.9 47.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 21.2 -19.0 -20.7

 


LEAN HOGS Futures:

Eurodollar Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LEAN HOGS large speculator standing this week recorded a net position of 74,630 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 905 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 73,725 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 88.5 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 20.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 3.4 percent.

LEAN HOGS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 45.1 30.5 6.9
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 17.1 52.6 12.8
– Net Position: 74,630 -58,935 -15,695
– Gross Longs: 120,074 81,209 18,297
– Gross Shorts: 45,444 140,144 33,992
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.6 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 88.5 20.9 3.4
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 5.4 -0.1 -24.1

 


COTTON Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COTTON large speculator standing this week recorded a net position of 104,309 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 1,278 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 103,031 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 100.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 0.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 83.0 percent.

COTTON Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 44.7 36.2 7.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.0 79.0 2.9
– Net Position: 104,309 -115,441 11,132
– Gross Longs: 120,528 97,532 18,814
– Gross Shorts: 16,219 212,973 7,682
– Long to Short Ratio: 7.4 to 1 0.5 to 1 2.4 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 100.0 0.9 83.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 22.0 -20.7 7.8

 


COCOA Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COCOA large speculator standing this week recorded a net position of 33,655 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -1,540 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 35,195 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 with a score of 54.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 46.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 41.7 percent.

COCOA Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 31.2 51.4 5.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 16.1 67.9 3.7
– Net Position: 33,655 -36,575 2,920
– Gross Longs: 69,449 114,475 11,240
– Gross Shorts: 35,794 151,050 8,320
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.9 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.4 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 54.0 46.2 41.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 18.5 -18.3 1.8

 


WHEAT Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe WHEAT large speculator standing this week recorded a net position of 35,048 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -11,746 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 46,794 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 with a score of 76.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 22.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 54.6 percent.

WHEAT Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 33.5 35.9 7.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 24.7 42.3 10.2
– Net Position: 35,048 -25,214 -9,834
– Gross Longs: 133,081 142,668 30,683
– Gross Shorts: 98,033 167,882 40,517
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.4 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 76.9 22.9 54.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 22.1 -27.7 23.8

 


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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).

COT Soft Commodities Futures Charts: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Cattle, Hogs, Sugar, Coffee, Cotton

By CountingPips.com COT Home | Data Tables | Data Downloads | Newsletter

Data Snapshot of Commodity Market Traders | Columns Legend
Sep-21-2021OIOI-IndexSpec-NetSpec-IndexCom-NetCOM-IndexSmalls-NetSmalls-Index
WTI Crude2,101,55826355,97825-396,1806440,20272
Gold492,76523187,64758-212,6444224,99741
Silver145,5371215,63538-28,0557012,42012
Copper190,6592019,27056-24,484435,21455
Palladium9,05111-2,71303,043100-33025
Platinum73,415451,2184-6,995995,77743
Natural Gas1,378,35047-140,22036100,0746240,14681
Brent199,21639-32,2625830,181432,08154
Heating Oil423,6636335,89084-59,0511323,16191
Soybeans660,4721361,05445-39,35957-21,69536
Corn1,379,7701265,50164-199,01444-66,4875
Coffee288,2895060,11893-63,84693,72814
Sugar952,97541249,46788-290,3921340,92558
Wheat353,55181,842499,65450-11,49647

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 August 17 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


CORN Futures:

Federal Funds 30-Day Bonds Futures COT ChartThe CORN large speculator standing this week was a net position of 345,846 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 24,287 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 321,559 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 with a score of 74.2 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 33.3 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 0.0 percent.

CORN Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 30.1 47.6 8.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.0 66.5 13.6
– Net Position: 345,846 -270,993 -74,853
– Gross Longs: 432,298 683,412 119,894
– Gross Shorts: 86,452 954,405 194,747
– Long to Short Ratio: 5.0 to 1 0.7 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 74.2 33.3 0.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 2.4 0.1 -11.2

 


SUGAR Futures:

2-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SUGAR large speculator standing this week was a net position of 302,267 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 4,846 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 297,421 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 98.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 0.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 76.0 percent.

SUGAR Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 32.9 42.8 9.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 3.6 77.4 3.9
– Net Position: 302,267 -357,406 55,139
– Gross Longs: 339,414 442,141 95,926
– Gross Shorts: 37,147 799,547 40,787
– Long to Short Ratio: 9.1 to 1 0.6 to 1 2.4 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 98.7 0.4 76.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 7.9 -7.2 -0.6

 


COFFEE Futures:

5-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COFFEE large speculator standing this week was a net position of 54,797 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 2,531 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 52,266 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 90.6 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 10.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 21.9 percent.

COFFEE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 26.3 46.0 3.9
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.9 67.1 2.2
– Net Position: 54,797 -59,643 4,846
– Gross Longs: 74,249 129,838 11,124
– Gross Shorts: 19,452 189,481 6,278
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.8 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 90.6 10.2 21.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -0.1 -0.2 3.8

 


SOYBEANS Futures:

10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEANS large speculator standing this week was a net position of 116,404 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -5,992 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 122,396 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 with a score of 59.1 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 42.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 45.5 percent.

SOYBEANS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.4 51.6 6.9
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 9.9 66.7 9.3
– Net Position: 116,404 -100,593 -15,811
– Gross Longs: 182,539 343,275 45,953
– Gross Shorts: 66,135 443,868 61,764
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.8 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 59.1 42.2 45.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -5.6 5.4 -0.3

 


SOYBEAN OIL Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN OIL large speculator standing this week was a net position of 59,517 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 3,102 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 56,415 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 with a score of 61.3 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 40.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 47.7 percent.

SOYBEAN OIL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 19.8 50.9 7.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.4 65.2 5.3
– Net Position: 59,517 -68,690 9,173
– Gross Longs: 95,068 243,983 34,536
– Gross Shorts: 35,551 312,673 25,363
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.7 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.4 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 61.3 40.4 47.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -14.1 17.1 -32.9

 


SOYBEAN MEAL Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN MEAL large speculator standing this week was a net position of 54,947 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly increase of 2,089 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 52,858 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 with a score of 61.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 37.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 62.2 percent.

SOYBEAN MEAL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 22.9 51.5 12.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 8.0 72.7 6.6
– Net Position: 54,947 -77,800 22,853
– Gross Longs: 84,323 189,483 47,117
– Gross Shorts: 29,376 267,283 24,264
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.9 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.9 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 61.0 37.9 62.2
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 1.9 -2.9 8.0

 


LIVE CATTLE Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LIVE CATTLE large speculator standing this week was a net position of 77,785 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly increase of 2,709 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 75,076 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 41.3 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 55.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 52.2 percent.

LIVE CATTLE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 39.2 39.8 9.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 12.0 62.0 14.5
– Net Position: 77,785 -63,483 -14,302
– Gross Longs: 112,252 113,928 27,221
– Gross Shorts: 34,467 177,411 41,523
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.3 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 41.3 55.6 52.2
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 3.8 0.4 -15.0

 


LEAN HOGS Futures:

Eurodollar Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LEAN HOGS large speculator standing this week was a net position of 73,725 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -4,363 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 78,088 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 87.9 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 18.3 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 10.7 percent.

LEAN HOGS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 44.5 30.4 7.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 16.9 52.7 12.6
– Net Position: 73,725 -59,577 -14,148
– Gross Longs: 118,725 81,135 19,482
– Gross Shorts: 45,000 140,712 33,630
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.6 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 87.9 18.3 10.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 3.8 -1.2 -11.4

 


COTTON Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COTTON large speculator standing this week was a net position of 103,031 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lift of 8,119 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 94,912 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 100.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 0.0 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 100.0 percent.

COTTON Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 44.4 35.7 7.9
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 5.5 79.9 2.6
– Net Position: 103,031 -116,881 13,850
– Gross Longs: 117,526 94,528 20,808
– Gross Shorts: 14,495 211,409 6,958
– Long to Short Ratio: 8.1 to 1 0.4 to 1 3.0 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 100.0 0.0 100.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 24.2 -24.8 29.3

 


COCOA Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COCOA large speculator standing this week was a net position of 13,326 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 4,559 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 8,767 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 35.5 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 64.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 39.9 percent.

COCOA Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.3 48.2 4.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 22.0 54.6 3.6
– Net Position: 13,326 -16,092 2,766
– Gross Longs: 68,772 121,390 11,767
– Gross Shorts: 55,446 137,482 9,001
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.2 to 1 0.9 to 1 1.3 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 35.5 64.5 39.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -13.3 15.1 -26.6

 


WHEAT Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe WHEAT large speculator standing this week was a net position of 46,794 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly increase of 3,162 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 43,632 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 85.6 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 17.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 50.4 percent.

WHEAT Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 35.2 35.5 7.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 23.2 44.7 10.5
– Net Position: 46,794 -36,088 -10,706
– Gross Longs: 137,475 138,516 30,181
– Gross Shorts: 90,681 174,604 40,887
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.5 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 85.6 17.2 50.4
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 25.4 -29.7 21.6

 


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What next for cotton prices after upward trend

By Admiral Markets

Since the lows of the coronavirus pandemic, the price of cotton futures has had a marked upward trend.

However, this rally is approaching the historical resistance of $97.50, a price which has not been seen since 2012. Will it be possible to maintain this trend?

Source: Admirals MetaTrader 5, COTTONT, monthly – Data range: from February 1, 1995 to August 16, 2021, performed on August 16, 2021 at 10:00 pm CET. Please note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

 

The chart above shows the monthly evolution of the price of cotton futures.

In it you can clearly see how historically the prices of this raw material have formed an ascending triangle in the long term, whose resistance is marked by the green line located at $97.50.

This is a very important resistance, reflecting the highs of 2012, 2014 and 2018.

The last up cycle that began in March 2020 was a marked boost on the price of cotton futures, as can be seen in the tilt of the ups front channel graphically delimited by the two black lines.

Only in February 2021, the bullish rally managed to break the resistance of this channel, although the RSI indicator was used by traders as an overbought signal to return the commodity to the previous chart figure.

Will the price of cotton futures overcome the historical resistance of $97.50 for the first time in nearly a decade?

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COT Softs Futures Charts: Corn, Soybean Oil & Meal, Wheat, Cattle, Hogs, Sugar, Coffee, Cotton

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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 August 10 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.

Data Snapshot of Commodity Market Traders | Columns Legend
Sep-21-2021OIOI-IndexSpec-NetSpec-IndexCom-NetCOM-IndexSmalls-NetSmalls-Index
WTI Crude2,101,55826355,97825-396,1806440,20272
Gold492,76523187,64758-212,6444224,99741
Silver145,5371215,63538-28,0557012,42012
Copper190,6592019,27056-24,484435,21455
Palladium9,05111-2,71303,043100-33025
Platinum73,415451,2184-6,995995,77743
Natural Gas1,378,35047-140,22036100,0746240,14681
Brent199,21639-32,2625830,181432,08154
Heating Oil423,6636335,89084-59,0511323,16191
Soybeans660,4721361,05445-39,35957-21,69536
Corn1,379,7701265,50164-199,01444-66,4875
Coffee288,2895060,11893-63,84693,72814
Sugar952,97541249,46788-290,3921340,92558
Wheat353,55181,842499,65450-11,49647

CORN Futures:

Federal Funds 30-Day Bonds Futures COT ChartThe CORN large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 321,559 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 3,516 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 318,043 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 with a score of 71.1 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 36.3 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 0.0 percent.

CORN Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 28.9 48.4 8.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.4 66.0 13.6
– Net Position: 321,559 -250,300 -71,259
– Gross Longs: 412,203 689,370 122,560
– Gross Shorts: 90,644 939,670 193,819
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.5 to 1 0.7 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 71.1 36.3 0.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -4.0 5.7 -5.1

 


SUGAR Futures:

2-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SUGAR large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 297,421 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 14,134 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 283,287 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 97.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 1.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 74.6 percent.

SUGAR Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 33.6 41.8 9.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 3.8 77.0 4.1
– Net Position: 297,421 -351,385 53,964
– Gross Longs: 335,075 417,712 95,057
– Gross Shorts: 37,654 769,097 41,093
– Long to Short Ratio: 8.9 to 1 0.5 to 1 2.3 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 97.7 1.5 74.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 11.6 -12.9 13.9

 


COFFEE Futures:

5-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COFFEE large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 52,266 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lowering of -2,757 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 55,023 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 89.1 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 11.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 25.4 percent.

COFFEE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 24.9 47.1 4.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.9 67.0 2.2
– Net Position: 52,266 -57,615 5,349
– Gross Longs: 72,187 136,272 11,716
– Gross Shorts: 19,921 193,887 6,367
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.6 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 89.1 11.5 25.4
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -5.1 5.3 -0.6

 


SOYBEANS Futures:

10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEANS large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 122,396 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lift of 6,593 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 115,803 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 with a score of 60.6 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 40.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 45.3 percent.

SOYBEANS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.7 50.4 6.9
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 9.2 66.6 9.3
– Net Position: 122,396 -106,486 -15,910
– Gross Longs: 183,135 332,870 45,764
– Gross Shorts: 60,739 439,356 61,674
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.0 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 60.6 40.8 45.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -2.9 2.6 1.2

 


SOYBEAN OIL Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN OIL large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 59,517 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly boost of 3,102 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 56,415 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 with a score of 61.3 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 40.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 47.7 percent.

SOYBEAN OIL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 19.8 50.9 7.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.4 65.2 5.3
– Net Position: 59,517 -68,690 9,173
– Gross Longs: 95,068 243,983 34,536
– Gross Shorts: 35,551 312,673 25,363
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.7 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.4 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 61.3 40.4 47.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -14.1 17.1 -32.9

 


SOYBEAN MEAL Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN MEAL large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 52,858 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 5,856 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 47,002 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 with a score of 59.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 40.6 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 51.1 percent.

SOYBEAN MEAL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 24.2 52.0 12.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 9.6 72.1 6.6
– Net Position: 52,858 -72,944 20,086
– Gross Longs: 87,713 188,502 43,915
– Gross Shorts: 34,855 261,446 23,829
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.5 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 59.8 40.6 51.1
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 2.7 -2.6 0.0

 


LIVE CATTLE Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LIVE CATTLE large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 75,076 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 5,425 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 69,651 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 39.4 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 56.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 57.4 percent.

LIVE CATTLE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 38.6 40.4 9.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 12.4 62.4 13.9
– Net Position: 75,076 -62,884 -12,192
– Gross Longs: 110,379 115,446 27,520
– Gross Shorts: 35,303 178,330 39,712
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.1 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 39.4 56.1 57.4
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 1.3 0.9 -7.6

 


LEAN HOGS Futures:

Eurodollar Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LEAN HOGS large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 78,088 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lowering of -7,504 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 85,592 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 92.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 13.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 9.7 percent.

LEAN HOGS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 44.7 30.2 7.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 16.0 53.6 12.7
– Net Position: 78,088 -63,722 -14,366
– Gross Longs: 121,661 82,267 20,152
– Gross Shorts: 43,573 145,989 34,518
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.8 to 1 0.6 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 92.7 13.8 9.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 6.2 -1.4 -23.0

 


COTTON Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COTTON large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 94,912 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly rise of 5,869 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 89,043 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 98.4 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 2.0 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 91.1 percent.

COTTON Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 42.9 36.8 7.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.5 77.8 2.9
– Net Position: 94,912 -107,143 12,231
– Gross Longs: 111,991 95,971 19,693
– Gross Shorts: 17,079 203,114 7,462
– Long to Short Ratio: 6.6 to 1 0.5 to 1 2.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 98.4 2.0 91.1
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 17.3 -17.7 20.1

 


COCOA Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COCOA large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 13,326 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly boost of 4,559 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 8,767 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 35.5 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 64.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 39.9 percent.

COCOA Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.3 48.2 4.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 22.0 54.6 3.6
– Net Position: 13,326 -16,092 2,766
– Gross Longs: 68,772 121,390 11,767
– Gross Shorts: 55,446 137,482 9,001
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.2 to 1 0.9 to 1 1.3 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 35.5 64.5 39.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -13.3 15.1 -26.6

 


WHEAT Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe WHEAT large speculator standing this week equaled a net position of 43,632 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 2,655 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 40,977 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 with a score of 73.4 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 32.0 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 43.5 percent.

WHEAT Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 32.2 37.6 8.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 20.8 45.8 11.2
– Net Position: 43,632 -31,461 -12,171
– Gross Longs: 123,383 144,051 30,779
– Gross Shorts: 79,751 175,512 42,950
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.5 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 73.4 32.0 43.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 12.8 -12.6 -0.3

 


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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).

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Soft Commodities COT Charts: Corn, Soybean Oil, Cattle, Hogs, Sugar, Coffee, Cotton & Wheat

By CountingPips.com COT Home | Data Tables | Data Downloads | Newsletter

Data Snapshot of Commodity Market Traders | Columns Legend
Sep-21-2021OIOI-IndexSpec-NetSpec-IndexCom-NetCOM-IndexSmalls-NetSmalls-Index
WTI Crude2,101,55826355,97825-396,1806440,20272
Gold492,76523187,64758-212,6444224,99741
Silver145,5371215,63538-28,0557012,42012
Copper190,6592019,27056-24,484435,21455
Palladium9,05111-2,71303,043100-33025
Platinum73,415451,2184-6,995995,77743
Natural Gas1,378,35047-140,22036100,0746240,14681
Brent199,21639-32,2625830,181432,08154
Heating Oil423,6636335,89084-59,0511323,16191
Soybeans660,4721361,05445-39,35957-21,69536
Corn1,379,7701265,50164-199,01444-66,4875
Coffee288,2895060,11893-63,84693,72814
Sugar952,97541249,46788-290,3921340,92558
Wheat353,55181,842499,65450-11,49647

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 August 03 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


CORN Futures:

Federal Funds 30-Day Bonds Futures COT ChartThe CORN large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 318,043 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 11,366 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 306,677 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 with a score of 70.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 36.0 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 0.0 percent.

CORN Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.5 47.7 8.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 5.9 64.8 12.9
– Net Position: 318,043 -251,904 -66,139
– Gross Longs: 404,859 701,272 123,719
– Gross Shorts: 86,816 953,176 189,858
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.7 to 1 0.7 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 70.7 36.0 0.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -9.0 11.0 -4.0

 


SUGAR Futures:

2-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SUGAR large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 283,287 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly increase of 12,300 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 270,987 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 94.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 5.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 68.8 percent.

SUGAR Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 32.5 43.1 9.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 3.8 76.8 4.0
– Net Position: 283,287 -332,603 49,316
– Gross Longs: 320,806 425,151 88,800
– Gross Shorts: 37,519 757,754 39,484
– Long to Short Ratio: 8.6 to 1 0.6 to 1 2.2 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 94.8 5.1 68.8
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 8.5 -10.2 15.2

 


COFFEE Futures:

5-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COFFEE large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 55,023 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -1,689 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 56,712 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 90.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 10.3 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 19.2 percent.

COFFEE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 23.7 48.3 3.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 5.6 67.8 2.1
– Net Position: 55,023 -59,481 4,458
– Gross Longs: 72,253 147,565 10,905
– Gross Shorts: 17,230 207,046 6,447
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.2 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 90.7 10.3 19.2
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -0.1 0.5 -4.2

 


SOYBEANS Futures:

10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEANS large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 115,803 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decline of -9,858 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 125,661 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 with a score of 59.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 41.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 48.6 percent.

SOYBEANS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.8 49.6 7.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 10.2 65.1 9.3
– Net Position: 115,803 -101,867 -13,936
– Gross Longs: 182,394 325,058 47,094
– Gross Shorts: 66,591 426,925 61,030
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.7 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 59.0 41.9 48.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -16.1 15.1 1.8

 


SOYBEAN OIL Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN OIL large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 59,517 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lift of 3,102 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 56,415 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 with a score of 61.3 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 40.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 47.7 percent.

SOYBEAN OIL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 19.8 50.9 7.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.4 65.2 5.3
– Net Position: 59,517 -68,690 9,173
– Gross Longs: 95,068 243,983 34,536
– Gross Shorts: 35,551 312,673 25,363
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.7 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.4 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 61.3 40.4 47.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -14.1 17.1 -32.9

 


SOYBEAN MEAL Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN MEAL large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 47,002 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lowering of -4,514 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 51,516 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 with a score of 56.3 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 44.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 44.3 percent.

SOYBEAN MEAL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 23.4 53.1 12.0
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 10.3 71.3 6.9
– Net Position: 47,002 -65,393 18,391
– Gross Longs: 84,111 190,500 43,132
– Gross Shorts: 37,109 255,893 24,741
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.3 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 56.3 44.8 44.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -5.1 6.7 -12.1

 


LIVE CATTLE Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LIVE CATTLE large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 69,651 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -1,287 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 70,938 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 35.8 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 60.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 58.8 percent.

LIVE CATTLE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 37.3 40.3 9.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 13.6 60.0 13.5
– Net Position: 69,651 -58,048 -11,603
– Gross Longs: 109,856 118,706 28,060
– Gross Shorts: 40,205 176,754 39,663
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.7 to 1 0.7 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 35.8 60.1 58.8
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -3.5 6.6 -6.5

 


LEAN HOGS Futures:

Eurodollar Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LEAN HOGS large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 85,592 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 2,588 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 83,004 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 100.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 6.9 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 9.3 percent.

LEAN HOGS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 45.2 29.1 7.6
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 14.8 54.4 12.7
– Net Position: 85,592 -71,143 -14,449
– Gross Longs: 127,093 81,838 21,249
– Gross Shorts: 41,501 152,981 35,698
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.1 to 1 0.5 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 100.0 6.9 9.3
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 7.8 -3.3 -22.9

 


COTTON Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COTTON large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 89,043 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lift of 3,186 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 85,857 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 93.3 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 7.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 77.4 percent.

COTTON Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 42.6 38.4 7.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 6.9 78.2 3.3
– Net Position: 89,043 -99,099 10,056
– Gross Longs: 106,150 95,749 18,360
– Gross Shorts: 17,107 194,848 8,304
– Long to Short Ratio: 6.2 to 1 0.5 to 1 2.2 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 93.3 7.4 77.4
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 17.9 -17.8 15.3

 


COCOA Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COCOA large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 13,326 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 4,559 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 8,767 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 35.5 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 64.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 39.9 percent.

COCOA Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.3 48.2 4.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 22.0 54.6 3.6
– Net Position: 13,326 -16,092 2,766
– Gross Longs: 68,772 121,390 11,767
– Gross Shorts: 55,446 137,482 9,001
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.2 to 1 0.9 to 1 1.3 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 35.5 64.5 39.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -13.3 15.1 -26.6

 


WHEAT Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe WHEAT large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 40,977 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 10,789 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 30,188 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 with a score of 69.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 35.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 40.6 percent.

WHEAT Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 32.0 36.2 7.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 21.0 43.7 11.2
– Net Position: 40,977 -28,203 -12,774
– Gross Longs: 119,516 135,139 29,028
– Gross Shorts: 78,539 163,342 41,802
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.5 to 1 0.8 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 69.7 35.1 40.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 11.0 -9.6 -9.9

 


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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).

COT Soft Commodities Charts: Corn, Sugar, Live Cattle, Hogs, Sugar, Coffee, Cocoa

By CountingPips.com COT Home | Data Tables | Data Downloads | Newsletter

Data Snapshot of Commodity Market Traders | Columns Legend
Sep-21-2021OIOI-IndexSpec-NetSpec-IndexCom-NetCOM-IndexSmalls-NetSmalls-Index
WTI Crude2,101,55826355,97825-396,1806440,20272
Gold492,76523187,64758-212,6444224,99741
Silver145,5371215,63538-28,0557012,42012
Copper190,6592019,27056-24,484435,21455
Palladium9,05111-2,71303,043100-33025
Platinum73,415451,2184-6,995995,77743
Natural Gas1,378,35047-140,22036100,0746240,14681
Brent199,21639-32,2625830,181432,08154
Heating Oil423,6636335,89084-59,0511323,16191
Soybeans660,4721361,05445-39,35957-21,69536
Corn1,379,7701265,50164-199,01444-66,4875
Coffee288,2895060,11893-63,84693,72814
Sugar952,97541249,46788-290,3921340,92558
Wheat353,55181,842499,65450-11,49647

 

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 July 27 2021 and shows a quick view of how large traders (for-profit speculators and commercial entities) were positioned in the futures markets.


CORN Futures:

Federal Funds 30-Day Bonds Futures COT ChartThe CORN large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 306,677 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decline of -4,852 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 311,529 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 with a score of 69.2 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 36.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 1.4 percent.

CORN Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 26.8 48.8 8.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 5.9 65.6 12.6
– Net Position: 306,677 -246,294 -60,383
– Gross Longs: 393,463 716,395 124,068
– Gross Shorts: 86,786 962,689 184,451
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.5 to 1 0.7 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 69.2 36.8 1.4
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -12.1 14.6 -4.9

 


SUGAR Futures:

2-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SUGAR large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 270,987 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 28,518 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 242,469 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 92.3 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 6.2 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 76.7 percent.

SUGAR Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 32.3 42.7 10.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 3.9 76.9 4.4
– Net Position: 270,987 -326,717 55,730
– Gross Longs: 307,945 407,255 97,297
– Gross Shorts: 36,958 733,972 41,567
– Long to Short Ratio: 8.3 to 1 0.6 to 1 2.3 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 92.3 6.2 76.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 0.3 -1.5 8.2

 


COFFEE Futures:

5-Year Treasury Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COFFEE large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 56,712 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly lowering of -5,324 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 62,036 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 91.7 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 9.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 18.4 percent.

COFFEE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 25.2 48.3 3.5
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 5.9 69.0 2.1
– Net Position: 56,712 -61,060 4,348
– Gross Longs: 74,172 142,031 10,427
– Gross Shorts: 17,460 203,091 6,079
– Long to Short Ratio: 4.2 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 91.7 9.4 18.4
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -3.8 4.7 -9.0

 


SOYBEANS Futures:

10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEANS large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 125,661 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly decrease of -12,018 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 137,679 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 with a score of 61.4 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 39.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 49.6 percent.

SOYBEANS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 28.2 49.2 7.3
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 9.4 66.0 9.3
– Net Position: 125,661 -112,331 -13,330
– Gross Longs: 188,545 328,233 48,754
– Gross Shorts: 62,884 440,564 62,084
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.0 to 1 0.7 to 1 0.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 61.4 39.4 49.6
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -19.7 19.3 -3.7

 


SOYBEAN OIL Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN OIL large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 59,517 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly boost of 3,102 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 56,415 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 with a score of 61.3 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 40.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 47.7 percent.

SOYBEAN OIL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 19.8 50.9 7.2
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.4 65.2 5.3
– Net Position: 59,517 -68,690 9,173
– Gross Longs: 95,068 243,983 34,536
– Gross Shorts: 35,551 312,673 25,363
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.7 to 1 0.8 to 1 1.4 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 61.3 40.4 47.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -14.1 17.1 -32.9

 


SOYBEAN MEAL Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe SOYBEAN MEAL large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 51,516 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly reduction of -3,349 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 54,865 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 with a score of 59.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 41.1 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 52.7 percent.

SOYBEAN MEAL Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 23.6 51.9 12.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 9.3 71.9 7.0
– Net Position: 51,516 -71,993 20,477
– Gross Longs: 84,956 186,419 45,495
– Gross Shorts: 33,440 258,412 25,018
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.5 to 1 0.7 to 1 1.8 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 59.0 41.1 52.7
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -1.3 2.5 -8.5

 


LIVE CATTLE Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LIVE CATTLE large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 70,938 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 8,552 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 62,386 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 36.6 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 58.8 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish with a score of 59.5 percent.

LIVE CATTLE Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 37.1 40.0 9.4
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 13.5 59.8 13.1
– Net Position: 70,938 -59,612 -11,326
– Gross Longs: 111,594 120,515 28,182
– Gross Shorts: 40,656 180,127 39,508
– Long to Short Ratio: 2.7 to 1 0.7 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 36.6 58.8 59.5
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bullish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 1.1 0.7 -6.1

 


LEAN HOGS Futures:

Eurodollar Bonds Futures COT ChartThe LEAN HOGS large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 83,004 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 9,985 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 73,019 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 98.0 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 8.3 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 14.0 percent.

LEAN HOGS Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 45.0 29.3 7.8
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 14.9 54.5 12.7
– Net Position: 83,004 -69,548 -13,456
– Gross Longs: 124,160 80,919 21,580
– Gross Shorts: 41,156 150,467 35,036
– Long to Short Ratio: 3.0 to 1 0.5 to 1 0.6 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 98.0 8.3 14.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -0.9 5.5 -25.4

 


COTTON Futures:

Ultra 10-Year Treasury Notes Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COTTON large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 85,857 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly gain of 8,544 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 77,313 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 83.8 percent. The commercials are Bearish-Extreme with a score of 13.4 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bullish-Extreme with a score of 90.0 percent.

COTTON Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 42.0 39.3 8.1
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 7.0 79.2 3.2
– Net Position: 85,857 -97,906 12,049
– Gross Longs: 102,971 96,499 19,839
– Gross Shorts: 17,114 194,405 7,790
– Long to Short Ratio: 6.0 to 1 0.5 to 1 2.5 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 83.8 13.4 90.0
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish-Extreme Bearish-Extreme Bullish-Extreme
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 13.9 -15.1 21.3

 


COCOA Futures:

US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe COCOA large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 13,326 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 4,559 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 8,767 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 35.5 percent. The commercials are Bullish with a score of 64.5 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 39.9 percent.

COCOA Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 27.3 48.2 4.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 22.0 54.6 3.6
– Net Position: 13,326 -16,092 2,766
– Gross Longs: 68,772 121,390 11,767
– Gross Shorts: 55,446 137,482 9,001
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.2 to 1 0.9 to 1 1.3 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 35.5 64.5 39.9
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bearish Bullish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: -13.3 15.1 -26.6

 


WHEAT Futures:

Ultra US Year Treasury Notes Long Bonds Futures COT ChartThe WHEAT large speculator standing this week resulted in a net position of 30,188 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday. This was a weekly advance of 3,419 contracts from the previous week which had a total of 26,769 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 with a score of 60.2 percent. The commercials are Bearish with a score of 43.7 percent and the small traders (not shown in chart) are Bearish with a score of 38.4 percent.

WHEAT Futures Statistics SPECULATORS COMMERCIALS SMALL TRADERS
– Percent of Open Interest Longs: 30.6 37.8 7.7
– Percent of Open Interest Shorts: 21.9 42.6 11.5
– Net Position: 30,188 -16,959 -13,229
– Gross Longs: 106,358 131,440 26,731
– Gross Shorts: 76,170 148,399 39,960
– Long to Short Ratio: 1.4 to 1 0.9 to 1 0.7 to 1
NET POSITION TREND:
– COT Index Score (3 Year Range Pct): 60.2 43.7 38.4
– COT Index Reading (3 Year Range): Bullish Bearish Bearish
NET POSITION MOVEMENT INDEX:
– 6-Week Change in Strength Index: 11.5 -7.8 -26.4

 


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