Continue reading...The ?Disaggregated COT Report
The first Commitments of Traders (“COT”) report was published back in 1962 and antecedents of the report can be traced all the way back to 1924. Since its inception, the COT report has gone through numerous changes and improvements over the years. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), an independent US agency created by congress in 1974 to regulate the US commodity futures and options markets, is responsible for maintaining the COT report and publishes the data on its website (www.cftc.gov). The CFTC also provides several decades of historical COT data on their website.
The COT report provides a breakdown of the buying and selling that takes place in the futures markets each week. By combining certain price indicators with specific information contained in the COT report, one can create very powerful trading tools. For example, one can ascertain that certain large market...
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