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COT Reports and Other Valuable Information Available from the CFTC 4.20.2018

April 19th, 2018 Filed under Future Trading News | Comment (0)


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Dear Traders,

A Quick Review of Valuable  Reports Made Available by the C.F.T.C. for All Traders

By John Thorpe, Cannon Trading Senior Broker

A data source that escapes many futures traders and should be reviewed if you are a serious position trader are the reports compiled on a weekly basis by our chief regulator, The Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC. These reports offer insight into market imbalances, liquidity, and large bank, both domestic and international, participation. I encourage all traders, even day traders, to familiarize yourself with these reports as they provide a salient view of market structure given a particular futures contract as the structure changes over time.

There is:

1.) BPR’s “Bank Participation Rate” reports which, by open interest you can view market imbalances. Bank Participation Rate Webpage

Another report compiled by the CFTC is the:

2.) Net position changes. The Large Trader Net Position Changes and the Trading Account Net Position Changes data provides the public with a view of the amount of trading that results in net changes to positions at the trader level and at the account level. Net Position Changes Webpage

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