August 20, 2010 / 3:28 PM / 7 years ago

CORRECTED-IMM-Speculators increase net short dlr position-CFTC

 (In August 13 item, corrects 6 paragraph to remove
reference to sterling positions)
 NEW YORK, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Currency speculators increased
net short dollar positions in the latest week, data from the
Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed on Friday.
 The value of the dollar's net short position was $17.82
billion in the week ended Aug. 10, up from a net short position
of $15.5 billion in the previous week, according to CFTC and
Reuters data.
 Speculators had been long the dollar for most of 2010 but
the weekly report of July 13 showed speculators started to bet
against it for the first time since the week ended March 16,
when value of the net short position was just $121 million.
 The last time the value of the dollar's net short position
was larger than this week's position was in the week to Dec. 1,
according to Reuters calculations.
 The Reuters calculation for the aggregate U.S. dollar
position is derived from the net positions of International
Monetary Market speculators in the yen, euro, British pound,
Swiss franc, Canadian and Australian dollars.
 Speculators were still betting against the euro. They
increased long positions on the yen, Canadian dollar and
Australian dollar. Meanwhile, they cut short positions on the
euro and went long on sterling.
 JAPANESE YEN (Contracts of 12,500,000 yen)
          8/10/10 week         8/03/10 week
Long          65,314               61,723
Short         12,836               13,725
Net           52,478               47,998
 EURO (Contracts of 125,000 euros)
          8/10/10 week         8/03/10 week
Long          55,797               60,410
Short         59,528               67,707
Net           -3,731               -7,297
 POUND STERLING (Contracts of 62,500 pounds sterling)
          8/10/10 week         8/03/10 week
Long          35,915               31,058
Short         30,894               31,308
Net            5,021                 -250
 SWISS FRANC (Contracts of 125,000 Swiss francs)
          8/10/10 week         8/03/10 week
Long          16,775               20,302
Short          5,874                4,079
Net           10,901               16,223
 CANADIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Canadian dollars)
          8/10/10 week         8/03/10 week
Long          46,616               40,335
Short          5,437                6,153
Net           41,179               34,182
 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Aussie dollars)   
     8/10/10 week         8/03/10 week
Long          68,353               62,096
Short         13,983               13,381
Net           54,370               48,715
 MEXICAN PESO (Contracts of 500,000 pesos)
          8/10/10 week         8/03/10 week
Long          80,624               62,503
Short          8,255                7,362
Net           72,369               55,141
 NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 New Zealand dlrs)
         8/10/10 week         8/03/10 week
 Long          18,992               20,353
 Short          6,448                5,294
 Net           12,544               15,059     


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