Nov 22 Speculators' net bearish bets on U.S.
10-year Treasury note futures were little changed in the latest
week, 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
180,363 contracts on Nov. 19, according to the CFTC's latest
Commitments of Traders data.
A week earlier, speculators held 181,079 net short positions
in 10-year T-note futures.
Traders were reluctant to make big bets earlier this week
before key data on retail sales and consumer prices as well as
minutes on the Federal Reserve's Oct 29-30 policy meeting on
U.S. 10-year Treasury note futures on the Chicago Board of
Trade for December delivery rose 8/32 in price on the day
In the cash market, the yield on 10-year Treasury notes
fell 3 basis points on the day at 2.752 percent.
Speculators made modest changes in their other bond futures
positions in the latest week.
Speculators' long positions in two-year T-note futures
exceeded shorts by 34,011 contracts on Nov. 19, up 5,361
from the previous week..
Speculative net shorts in five-year Treasury note futures
fell nearly half, by 53,855 to 55,118 on Tuesday.
Speculators turned net short in 30-year bond futures
by 308 contracts on Tuesday, compared with a net long of 7,420 a
week earlier, according to the latest CFTC Commitments of
Speculative longs in ultra-long T-bond futures
exceeded shorts by 1,421 on Tuesday, compared with a net short
of 3,108 contracts the previous week..