The non-commercial futures contracts of 10-Year Note futures, traded by large speculators and hedge funds, totaled a net position of 75,257 contracts in the data reported through Tuesday October 13th. This was a weekly gain of 5,744 net contracts from the previous week which had a total of 69,513 net contracts.
The week’s net position was the result of the gross bullish position (longs) decreasing by -43,266 contracts (to a weekly total of 585,180 contracts) while the gross bearish position (shorts) dropped by a larger amount of -49,010 contracts for the week (to a total of 509,923 contracts).
The 10-Year speculators slightly added to their net bullish bets this week and raised their wagers for the fifth time in the past six weeks. The rise in bullish positions follows a sharp decline last week when spec sentiment fell by -59,063 contracts. The overall standing has now been in bullish territory for six straight weeks (after a dip on Sept. 1st) and has been bullish in sixteen out of the past seventeen weeks.
The commercial traders position, hedgers or traders engaged in buying and selling for business purposes, totaled a net position of -99,519 contracts on the week. This was a weekly decrease of
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