Trading the EUR/USD forex pair? The COT can help.

Market Pulse: Dec 12, 2011

COT Data

So, can you see how big money is posturing in this market? Well no, not the pair itself, but you can see how big money is posturing in the individual currency futures contracts. On the weekly charts below I have highlighted how big money is posturing and how it affects the euro FX and the U.S. Dollar Index futures contracts. Knowing this information when trading the forex pair will give you an advantage over forex traders who do not read and understand this vital information. View the weekly charts below and if you need help understanding how to use the new COT report, I would be happy to send you my new book “What Lies Beneath All Trends,” with an added currency section. Just shoot me an email at Gary@TrendsinFutures.com.

Commodity

12-mo low

12-mo hi

9-Dec

2-Dec

Cattle (feed)

-1,290

5,543

1,192

826

Cattle (live)

-44,824

10,437

-28,655

-29,801

Hogs

-46,574

21,270

-41,930

-35,594

Corn

-413,915

-57,341

-57,341

-78,847

Oats

-7,738

-353

-563

-353

Soybeans

-203,260

28,178

27,839

24,414

Soybean meal

-84,656

31,746

31,746

28,729

Soybean oil

-117,444

29,745

26,282

29,745

Wheat

-32,577

82,335

70,997

76,415

Orange juice

-22,341

-9,769

-14,004

-13,955

Coffee

-45,699

-4,655

-10,053

-7,782

Cocoa

-41,808

7,949

7,949

7,633

Sugar

-221,694

-36,220

-41,175

-36,220

Cotton

-46,785

-2,761

-8,292

-2,761

British pound

-66,435

88,682

61,186

63,904

Canada dollar

-115,190

25,942

16,678

24,739

Euro FX

-124,855

137,842

123,743

137,842

Japanese yen

-64,864

76,983

-32,255

-35,347

Swiss franc

-42,387

20,852

20,852

16,563

US dollar index

-53,158

14,003

-36,851

-35,601

Mexican Peso

-140,414

39,901

24,358

39,901

Australian dollar

-110,025

479

-30,954

-7,741

S&P 500

-87,896

73,398

-43,197

-14,739

T-note -10 yr

-8,493

229,611

-1,859

-8,493

T-bond -30 yr

-20,389

88,803

24,544

15,730

Eurodollar

-408,407

1,126,194

903,316

1,126,194

Crude oil

-319,669

-114,385

-183,841

-177,830

Heating oil

-66,097

-4,204

-32,047

-35,479

RBOB Gasoline

-85,987

-38,417

-60,835

-52,116

Natural gas

108,160

228,910

148,625

154,335

Copper

-36,201

14,419

7,724

9,606

Gold

-287,634

-159,153

-201,500

-193,545

Platinum

-35,249

-18,670

-23,926

-23,405

Silver

-57,793

-18,774

-22,519

-20,688

Commercial Net Tracker instructions: This form tracks the Commitment of Traders (COT) data for the commodity futures market. This form "looks" at the most recent five weeks of COT data and provides visual indications of the data. A) If the current value is at a 12-month low, the cell will display a red/burgundy background. B) If the current value is at a 12-month high, the cell will display a green background. C) If the current value went from net negative to net positive, the cell will display a blue background (indicating a bullish condition). D) If the current value is both a 12-month high and also went from a net negative to a net positive, the background will be green. You should view the data with green backgrounds to determine if they also went from net negative to net positive.

If you need help understanding how to understand how to use the COT report to your benefit, please email me at Gary@crbtrader.com and put COT report in the subject line. Please include your name and telephone number in the email.

Proceed to Page 3 for this week's detailed fundementals charts...

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