August 14, 2009 / 7:50 PM / 10 years ago

Speculators sharply trim short dollar positions-CFTC

 NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Currency speculators sharply
reduced their bets against the dollar in the latest week,
according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released
on Friday.
 The value of the U.S. dollar's net short position fell to
$9.8 billion in the week ending Aug. 11, from a net short
position of $15.08 billion in the week ending Aug. 4.
 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.
 JAPANESE YEN (Contracts of 12,500,000 yen)
          8/11/09 week         8/04/09 week
Long          24,019               28,269
Short         23,195               17,654
Net              824               10,615
 EURO (Contracts of 125,000 euros)
          8/11/09 week         8/04/09 week
Long          46,396               61,443
Short         29,585               34,337
Net           16,811               27,106
 POUND STERLING (Contracts of 62,500 pounds sterling)
          8/11/09 week         8/04/09 week
Long          24,568               36,683
Short         28,824               38,911
Net           -4,256               -2,228
 SWISS FRANC (Contracts of 125,000 Swiss francs)
          8/11/09 week         8/04/09 week
Long          10,962               21,341
Short         10,999                6,829
Net              -37               14,512
 CANADIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Canadian dollars)
          8/11/09 week         8/04/09 week
Long          47,947               58,426
Short         14,058               21,834
Net           33,889               36,592
 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Aussie dollars)
          8/11/09 week         8/04/09 week
Long          57,276               56,300
Short          8,430                9,890
Net           48,846               46,410
 MEXICAN PESO (Contracts of 500,000 pesos)
          8/11/09 week         8/04/09 week
Long          57,266               45,350
Short          8,804                9,419
Net           48,462               35,931
 NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 New Zealand
dollars)
          8/11/09 week         8/04/09 week
Long          19,896               18,975
Short          1,085                  775
Net           18,811               18,200
 (Reporting by Wanfeng Zhou; Editing by Dan Grebler)


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