In the COT report, you can see all the way back to Feb. 1, 2013 big money started a bull posture as the U.S. Dollar Index was bouncing off of 79.000. You can see this very clearly as Dealer Intermediary added to net shorts. This past week we saw a very slight drop of net shorts by Dealer Intermediary to -28,640 contracts. Leveraged Funds dropped net shorts to -5,531 contracts, Asset Managers are net long at 7,204 contracts, and Other Reportables dropped net longs to 15,350 contracts. Overall a bear move this past week.
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