Commitments of Traders Report - COT
- A report published every Friday by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that seeks to provide investors with up-to-date information on futures market operations and increase the transparency of these complex exchanges.
This report provides valuable information about changes in the position commitments of various types of investors. It breaks down the open-interest positions of all major contracts that have more than 20 traders. These reports are used to help determine the likelihood of a trend continuing or coming to an end. Long and short positions are calculated as well as changes from the previous week's positions.
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