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Investors Positioning for Crude Oil Rally, Gold Bulls Persist – COT Repor

COT Report: Gold, Silver, Crude Oil, Copper Analysis & News

  • Fundamental Support for Gold Sees Investors Raise Bullish Bets
  • Speculators Beginning to Position for Future Oil Rally
  • Short-Term Factors Remain Bearish for Oil However

The Predictive Power of the CoT Report

Gold: In the week to April 28th, funds raised their long positions in gold by 2%, while outright shorts were slashed by 16%. As such, given that the macro backdrop remains fragile, fundamental support for the precious metal looks set to persist, particularly with renewed US-China tensions.

Gold BEARISH

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of clients are net long. of clients are net short.

Change inLongsShortsOI
Daily16%2%12%
Weekly20%-21%6%

Oil: Speculators have increased their long exposure to crude oil futures with buying likely driven by the risk-on sentiment. Alongside this, despite the short-term pressures expected to weigh on the energy market due to storage capacity constraints and oversupply, speculators appear to use this as an opportunity to prepare themselves for a future rally.

Oil – US Crude MIXED

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of clients are net long. of clients are net short.

Change inLongsShortsOI
Daily10%7%9%
Weekly-23%16%-8%

Current Positions

Investors Positioning for Crude Oil Rally, Gold Bulls Persist - COT Repor

Source: CFTC, DailyFX (Covers up to April 28th, released May 1st)

Oil Price Chart and Positions

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Gold Price Chart and Positions

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Silver Price Chart and Positions

Investors Positioning for Crude Oil Rally, Gold Bulls Persist - COT ReporInvestors Positioning for Crude Oil Rally, Gold Bulls Persist - COT Repor

Copper Price Chart and Positions

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*Long & Short positions are adjusted for open interest

— Written by Justin McQueen, Market Analyst

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