Speculators' net short dollar bets largest since Jan 2013 - CFTC, Reuters

Sept 1 (Reuters) - Speculators’ net short bets on the U.S. dollar grew to the largest since January 2013 in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

The value of the dollar’s net short position, derived from net positions of International Monetary Market speculators in the yen, euro, British pound, Swiss franc and Canadian and Australian dollars, was $10.28 billion, in the week to Aug. 29.

That compares with a net short position of $9.40 billion the previous week.

In a wider measure of dollar positioning that includes net contracts on the New Zealand dollar, Mexican peso, Brazilian real and Russian ruble, the U.S. dollar posted a net short position valued at $14.66 billion, compared with $13.93 billion a week earlier. (Reporting by Saqib Iqbal Ahmed; Editing by James Dalgleish)