Additional site Features now include Commitment of Traders Analysis tool from Oanda:
Which is also found in the sub Navigation under the Analysis and Tools Section along with a video tutorial. Live News events from U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission are also available for viewing by Forexmosphere site members.
Commitments of Traders (COT) is a report issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It aggregates the holdings of participants in the U.S. futures markets (primarily based in Chicago and New York), where commodities, metals, and currencies are bought and sold. The COT is released every Friday at 3:30 Eastern Time, and reflects the commitments of traders for the prior Tuesday.
The COT provides a breakdown of aggregate positions held by three different types of traders:
- “commercial traders” (in forex, typically hedgers),
- “non-commercial traders” (typically, large speculators),
- “non-reportable” (typically, small speculators).
Helpful Hints: COT video explains how Weekly non-commercial trading statistics in the US futures market, plotted against currency rates to illustrate forex sentiment.