CFTC Commitments of Traders – Gold’s Net Length Climbed Slightly as Short Positions Emerged after Weeks’ of Rally

According to a CFTC Commitments of Traders news for a week finished Aug 4, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +3 697 contracts to 536 266 for a week. Speculative prolonged position rose +16 930 contracts, while shorts gained +13 233. For polished oil products, NET LENGTH for gasoline increasing +7 526 contracts to 57 940, while NET LENGTH for heating oil futures combined +4 785 contracts to 15 471. NET SHORT for natural gas futures plunged -11 099 contracts to 7 595 contracts for a week.

Gold futures’ NET LENGTH gained +1 945 contracts to 238 746. Speculative prolonged positions increasing +9 259 contracts while shorts also combined +7 314. Silver futures’ NET LENGTH rose +2 581 contracts to 29 889. For PGMs, NET LENGTH of Nymex platinum futures forsaken -2 906 contracts to 19 506 while that for palladium slipped -144 contracts to 2 972.