Latest data from the U.S. CFTC has shown a huge increase on a weekly basis for net USD short positioning. Speculators' net short U.S. dollar positioning in the latest week touched their largest level since May 2018.
In terms of the value of the net short dollar positions, this was calculated to be some $10.5 billion in the week ended on April 7, from net shorts of $9.9 billion the previous week. Additionally worth noting, that speculators have been short on the U.S. dollar for four consecutive weeks.
The U.S. dollar positioning was calculated from net contracts of International Monetary Market speculators with; JPY, EUR, GBP, CHF, CAD and AUD.
Over the past few weeks, the dollar’s bull run has been forced to slow massively. The real key fundamental catalyst for this due to all of the action taken by the central bank. The FOMC has been conducting significant amounts of quantitative easing, flooding the market with excess dollars. They are trying to prop up the economy with all their mite, in an attempt to cushion the blow being caused by Covid-19.
See our CFTC forex data page for the latest details on speculators' short positions versus the USD. Click here!
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