Saturday September 9, 2017 - 17:58:27 GMT
Share This Story
Global-View - www.global-view.com
Commitment Of Traders Report for 5 September 2017 Data Register To Test Your Amazing Trader
Forex trading is all about stops. The Commitment of Traders Report (COT) is an imperfect, but useful, "sampling" of market positioning. I would prefer more frequent and precise readings, but we have to live with what we get. The data work for the purpose of getting an idea if traders are positioned long or short and if they in big or small.
EURUSD net long positions have been enevenly rising over the past four weeks aas the EURUSD has risen to new local highs. The heavy blue line (once a week spots) provides a useful perspective. It turned up again with a Friday close above the 1.2000 line. As a developing reserve currency, keep in mind EUR positions are not just against the USD. EUR crosses vs. the JPY and GBP are critical. The European economy is improving and that should remain a EUR positive.
Net GBPUSD positions remain short. These shorts have been growing for the past months. The GBPUSD finally has been unable to firmly form a floor above the GBPUSD 1.3000 line. This unit is more sensitive than most to its economic data. This characteristic makes it more attractive to those of us who rely on active markets. Keep an eye on the EURGBP cross as a barometer of flows in and out of the EUR. These flows often directly impact both units against the USD.
The market somehow remains long USDJPY despite the steady USDJPY decline. USDJPY and the EURUSD have started to trade in tandem against the USD. The USDJPY pair tends to been heavily manipulated by the Bank of Japan. It typically tries to keep the currency depressed to promote exports. Whenever the USDJPY starts to slide, expect to ecounter hidden BOJ USDJPY support. The USDJPY correlates positively with the yield on the U.S. 10-yr note.
Forex Trading News
Daily Forex Market News
Forex news reports can be found on the forex research
headlines page below. Here you will find real-time forex market news reports
provided by respected contributors of currency trading information. Daily forex
market news, weekly forex research and monthly forex news features can be found
Real-time forex market news reports and features providing
other currency trading information can be accessed by clicking on any of the
headlines below. At the top of the forex blog page you will find the latest
forex trading information. Scroll down the page if you are looking for less
recent currency trading information. Scroll to the bottom of fx blog headlines
and click on the link for past reports on forex. Currency world news reports
from previous years can be found on the left sidebar under "FX Archives."