Market Sentiment


US dollar net short bets fell further to $15.41 billion from $16.82 against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to October 10 released on Friday October 13. Bearish dollar bets fell despite weaker than expected nonfarm payrolls report for September.

US dollar net short bets fell to $16.82 billion from $17.38 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to October 3 released on Friday October 6. Bearish dollar bets fell as Trump announced its tax cut proposal supported by Congressional leaders and positive data pointed to improving US economic performance.

US dollar net short bets rose to $17.38 billion from $13.19 against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to September 26 released on Friday September 29. Bearish dollar bets rose despite Federal Reserve announced the start of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet reduction in October as widely expected.

US dollar bearish bets rose to $13.19 billion from $11.57 against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to September 19 released on Friday September 22. Economic data were mixed during the week ahead of Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting.

US dollar short bets rose to $11.57 billion from $10.88 against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to September 12 released on Friday September 15. US economic data were mixed as producer prices rose in August while retail sales declined 0.2%.

US dollar bearish bets rose to $10.88 billion from $10.26 against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to September 5 released on Friday September 8. 156 thousand new jobs were created in US in August of 2017, below a downwardly revised 189 thousand in July and lower than market expectations of 180 thousand.

US dollar bearish bets rose to $10.26 billion from $9.4 against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to August 29 released on Friday September 1. Economic data were weak during the week and Federal Reserve’s Chair Janet Yellen did not speak about future monetary policy at central bankers’ symposium in Jackson Hole.

US dollar net short bets rose to $9.4 billion from $8.84 against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to August 22 released on Friday August 25. Dovish minutes of Federal Reserve’s meeting eroded expectations of another rate hike this year.

US dollar net short bets fell to $8.84 billion from $10.23 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to August 15 released on Friday August 18. Inflation and retail sales increased in July pointing to continued growth of US economy.

US dollar net short bets rose to $ 10.23 billion from $4.21 billion against the major currencies during the previous week, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to August 8 released on Friday August 11. Dollar shorts bets rose despite a better-than-expected increase in nonfarm payrolls in July with strong economic data underpinning positive outlook for US economy.

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