September 27, 2013 / 7:42 PM / 4 years ago

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

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.

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