Metals & Petroleum products: CFTC Commitment of Traders Report – TDS

FXStreet (Guatemala) – Analysts at TD Securities offered the CFTC Commitment of Traders Report for the Week Ending May 26th, 2015 for metals & petroleum products.

Key Quotes:

Metals:

Specs aggressively cut their long exposure and beefed up short gold position, as prices trended lower amid perceptions the Fed is ready to tighten.

In sharp contrast, silver investors positioned modestly net long as price approached technical support levels.

Negative sentiment radiating from London, reduced deficit estimates, and demand concerns prompted specs to increase platinum short exposure.

Perceived more favourable fundamentals convinced investors to cover their short palladium exposure and increase longs.

Copper specs aggressively reduced their net long holdings, as the US dollar rose and China economic data pointed to lackluster demand for the time being.

Petroleum products:

WTI crude oil investors recently edged modestly bullish while reducing open interest, as short positions were decreased more than long positions, ahead of the upcoming OPEC meeting.”

Natural gas sentiment turned significantly bearish, flipping from slightly long to net short exposure, as outsized storage injections weighed on the market during the low weather-demand shoulder season.

“Petroleum product markets soured, reducing long net positions and increasing net short positions for gasoline and heating oil, respectively. This was contrary to record implied gasoline demand reported in the most recent EIA report.”

Analysts at TD Securities offered the CFTC Commitment of Traders Report for the Week Ending May 26th, 2015 for metals & petroleum products.

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