Sunday, September 18, 2011

CFTC Commitments of Traders (COT) Reports For August 2011

NYMEX WTI Crude Oil
Crude Oil futures open interest fell 0.8 percent in August. Commercial participants, who accounted for 53.6 percent of open interest, held net short positions; they increased their long positions by 1.4 percent and decreased their short positions by 2.2 percent. Non-commercial participants, who accounted for 41.6 percent of open interest, held net long positions. They decreased their long positions by 2.0 percent and decreased their short positions by 1.4 percent. Non-reportable participants, who accounted for 4.8 percent of total open interest, held net long positions; they decreased their long positions by 9.4 percent and increased their short positions by 30.2 percent.

NYMEX Henry Hub Natural Gas
Natural gas futures open interest increased 2.5 percent in August. Commercial participants, who accounted for 34.9 percent of open interest, held net long positions; they increased their long positions by 10.2 percent and increased their short positions by 9.5 percent. Non-commercial participants, who accounted for 58.9 percent of open interest, held net short positions. They decreased their long positions by 1.4 percent and decreased their short positions by 0.3 percent. Non-reportable participants, who accounted for 6.3 percent of total open interest, held net long positions; they decreased their long positions by 8.8 percent and increased their short positions by 7.3 percent.

NYMEX Heating Oil 
Heating oil futures open interest fell 0.8 percent in August. Commercial participants, who accounted for 66.8 percent of open interest, held net short positions; they increased their long positions by 7.4 percent and decreased their short positions by 2.2 percent. Non-commercial participants, who accounted for 23.3 percent of open interest, held net long positions. They decreased their long positions by 13.2 percent and increased their short positions by 5.8 percent. Non-reportable participants, who accounted for 9.9 percent of total open interest, held net long positions; they decreased their long positions by 8.3 percent and
decreased their short positions by 3.3 percent.

NYMEX RBOB Gasoline
Gasoline futures open interest fell 2.6 percent in August. Commercial participants, who accounted for 63.8 percent of open interest, held net short positions; they increased their long positions by 4.2 percent and decreased their short positions by 8.5 percent. Non-commercial participants, who accounted for 30.0 percent of open interest, held net long positions. They decreased their long positions by 5.5 percent and increased their short positions by 29.5 percent. Non-reportable participants, who accounted for 6.2 percent of total open interest, held net long positions; they decreased their long positions by 25.2 percent and decreased their short positions by 5.9 percent.

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