Research Team at Deutsche Bank, presents the commitments of traders report for the week ended on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
"Interest Rates: Aggregate net speculative positions in Eurodollar and Treasury futures decreased by $4.6 billion to -$54.9 billion in ten year equivalents. Speculators turned net short in TY and US futures by 62K and 2K contracts, respectively, as they sold 68K and 13K contracts, respectively. Specs also increased their net shorts in TU futures by 15K contracts to 78K contracts. However, specs pared their net shorts in FV futures by 86K contracts to 216K contracts over the week, their most positive weekly change since June 2014.
• ED contracts increased 5K to -246K
• TU contracts decreased 15K to -78K
• FV contracts increased 86K to -216K
• TY contracts decreased 68K to -62K
• US contracts decreased 13K to -2K
• WN contracts increased 2K to -84K
FX: Specs, pared their net shorts in EUR and AUD futures by 24K and 21k contracts, respectively. Specs also decreased their net shorts in GBP futures by 9K contracts and increased their net longs in JPY futures by 6K contracts over the week.
Commodities: Speculators increased their net longs in gold futures by 26K contracts, and decreased their net shorts in copper futures by 9K contracts. However, specs pared their net longs in oil futures by 9K contracts to 188K contracts over the week.
Equities: Specs net longs in Nasdaq mini futures decreased by 12K contracts to 10K contracts. Specs also increased their net shorts in S&P 500 e-mini by 8K contracts to 234K contracts over the week."