Speculators pare bearish bets on U.S. 10-year T-note futures-CFTC

Sept 27 Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:38pm EDT

Sept 27 (Reuters) - Speculators reduced net bearish bets on U.S. 10-year Treasury note futures in the latest week, prompted by worries about a possible U.S. government shutdown, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

The amount of speculators' bearish, or short, positions in 10-year Treasury futures exceeded bullish, or long, positions by 89,107 contracts on Sept. 24, according to the CFTC's latest Commitments of Traders data.

A week ago, speculators held 126,026 net short positions in 10-year T-note futures, which was the most net shorts since May 22, 2012.

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

California state worker Albert Jagow (L) goes over his retirement options with Calpers Retirement Program Specialist JeanAnn Kirkpatrick at the Calpers regional office in Sacramento, California October 21, 2009. Calpers, the largest U.S. public pension fund, manages retirement benefits for more than 1.6 million people, with assets comparable in value to the entire GDP of Israel. The Calpers investment portfolio had a historic drop in value, going from a peak of $250 billion in the fall of 2007 to $167 billion in March 2009, a loss of about a third during that period. It is now around $200 billion. REUTERS/Max Whittaker   (UNITED STATES) - RTXPWOZ

How to get out of debt

Financial adviser Eric Brotman offers strategies for cutting debt from student loans and elder care -- and how to avoid money woes in the first place.  Video