Nomura - COT : USD Long Shrinks Further, AUD Turns Net Long


As Nomura reports, according to the IMM data for the week ended February 16, non-commercial accounts sold USD to the tune of -$3.9bn.

According to the IMM data for the week ended February 16 :

USD

  • Non-commercial accounts sold USD to the tune of -$3.9bn, bringing positioning in USD down to $13.9bn
  • However, our real-time estimator suggests net longs increased by $3.0bn since then, bringing estimated net longs to a low of $16.9bn.

EUR

  • EUR shorts were cut by $2.2bn on the week, with net shorts at -$6.7bn as of Tuesday
  • Our real-time estimator suggests that net shorts increased back by a further -$1.9bn since then, bringing net shorts back to -$8.6bn.

JPY

  • JPY longs increased further by $0.6bn for the week ended February 16, bringing net longs to $5.3bn. 
  • However, our real-time estimator suggests that since then, noncommercial accounts sold JPY the tune of -$0.4bn, bringing net longs back to $4.9bn.

AUD

  • AUD positioning turned net long as of the week ended February 16. 
  • Non-commercial accounts bought AUD to the tune of $0.6bn, bringing net longs to $0.2bn. 
  • This is the first time AUD was net long since May 2015.
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