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Many traders are seeking out assistance in their trading decisions from decision support tools we call technical indicators.  While these are helpful, they are only to be used as support for our decision to buy where demand outstrips supply or to sell when supply overwhelms demand.  We see this supply/demand imbalance on our charts as support and resistance.  However, there is another useful data set that is independent of price that will give us clues as to the possible future of the markets.  This data can be found in the Commitment of Traders report.
The Commitment of Traders (commonly referred to as the COT) report has been published by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission since 1962 and provides information on the open interest of futures contracts.  The report can be found at www.cftc.gov and is published every Friday and contains the data from the previous Tuesday.  A futures contract is a derivative which gets its value from an underlying...

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A fairly good article on COT reports.

There are two major omissions in the article
1. The CFTC COT report is not very user friendly and there are more user friendly COT reports published free of charge by many information providers.
2. Extreme positions by the NC's can be a warning of possible trend reversal.
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