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The Commitments of Traders (CoT) is based on a weekly report issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. It aggregates the holdings of large speculators, mainly hedge funds and banks in the U.S. futures markets, where commodities, metals, and currencies are bought and sold.
Published every Friday at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, the CoT provides a breakdown of aggregate positions held by three different types of traders: commercial traders (in forex, typically hedgers), non-commercial traders (typically, large speculators), and non-reportable traders (typically, small speculators).
Since speculators are not able to deliver on contracts and have no need for the underlying commodity or instrument, they must buy or sell with the intention of closing their “sell” or “buy” position before the contract becomes due.
To go to OANDA's Commitments of Traders webpage, click here.
Leveraged trading in foreign currency contracts or other off-exchange products on margin carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for everyone. We advise you to carefully consider whether trading is appropriate for you in light of your personal circumstances. You may lose more than you invest. Information on this website is general in nature. We recommend that you seek independent financial advice and ensure you fully understand the risks involved before trading. Trading through an online platform carries additional risks.
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