Financial trader data released by CFTC

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday, December 3, 2010, made available more than four years of history of “Traders in Financial Futures” data included in the weekly Commitments of Traders (COT) reports. History for these commodity futures markets is available at www.cftc.gov.

The reports disclose, on a weekly basis, the futures and options positions in financial futures markets held by the following categories of large traders: Dealer/Intermediary, Asset Manager/Institutional, Leveraged Funds and Other Reportables.

“Promoting market transparency is at the core of the CFTC’s mission,” CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler said. “Releasing four years of history for the Traders in Financial Futures will provide regulators, market participants and the public with additional transparency and a historical context for the several months of reports already published.”

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