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How to Find the COT Report

Step 1:

Open up the address below in your web browser. (http://www.cftc.gov/marketreports/commitmentsoftraders/index.htm)

The Commitments of Traders (COT) Report

Step 2:

Once the page has loaded, scroll down a couple of pages to the “Current Legacy Report” and click on “Short Format” under “Futures Only” on the “Chicago Mercantile Exchange” row to access the most recent COT report.

COT Report

Step 3:

It may seem a little intimidating at first because it looks like a big giant gobbled-up block of text but with a little bit of effort, you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Just press CTRL+F (or whatever the find function is of your browser) and type in the currency you want to find.

To find the British Pound Sterling, or GBP, for example, just search up “Pound Sterling” and you’ll be taken directly to a section that looks something like this:

GBP COT Report

Yowza! What the heck is this?! Don’t worry. We’ll explain each category below.

  • Commercial: These are the big businesses that use currency futures to hedge and protect themselves from too much exchange rate fluctuation.
  • Non-Commercial: This is a mixture of individual traders, hedge funds, and financial institutions. For the most part, these are traders who looking to trade for speculative gains. In other words, these are traders just like you who are in it for the Benjamins!
  • Long: That’s the number of long contracts reported to the CFTC.
  • Short: That’s the number of short contracts reported to the CFTC.
  • Open interest: This column represents the number of contracts out there that have not been exercised or delivered.
  • Number of traders: This is the total number of traders who are required to report positions to the CFTC.
  • Reportable positions: The number of options and futures positions that are required to be reported according to CFTC regulations.
  • Non-reportable positions: The number of open interest positions that do not meet the reportable requirements of the CFTC like retail traders.

If you want to access all available historical data, you can view it here.

You can see a lot of things in the COT report but you don’t have to memorize all of it.

As a budding trader, you’ll only be focusing on answering the basic question:

“Wat da dilly on da market yo?!”

Translation: “What’s the market feeling this week?

使用COT的3个简单步骤

第1步:
       在你的浏览器打开以下的网页 (http://www.cftc.gov/marketreports/commitmentsoftraders/index.htm

第2步:
       当页面显示完后,滑鼠向下滚动两下,直到你看见到 "Current Legacy Report" 的标题,寻找在"Futures Only"和"Chicago Mercantile Exchange" 栏位,交叉的"Short Format"。点击就可以获得最新的COT报告了。

第3步:
       虽然它刚开始看起来可能有点可怕,因为它就像是个用一块块文字堆起来的大巨人,但只要随着一点点的努力,您就可以准确地找到您所要的了。你只需要按下Ctrl + F(或您浏览器上的任何搜索功能)就可以了。

       要搜索英镑或是GBP,你只需要搜索“Pound Sterling”或是“GBP”,你就会直接跳到你想要的数据区域,看起来像这样:


  
       哎呀!这到底是什么鬼东西?!不要担心,我们会解释每个项目给你。

• Commercial(商业头寸):
       这是些大财团和企业,使用外汇期货来对冲风险,以保护他们的生意,免受汇率波动的影响。

• Non-Commercial(非商业头寸):
       这是混合了个人投资者、对冲基金和金融机构等。大多数的情况,这些交易者们都是为了投机获利才进行交易。换句话说,这些交易者们就像你一样,是为了印有本杰明肖像的钞票才交易的。

• Long(多头头寸):这是报告给CFTC的多头合同数量。

• Short(空头头寸):这是报告给CFTC的空头合约数量。

• Open interest(未清算合约):

      这列表示的是,套期保值和未平仓头寸,的所有合约总数

• Number of traders(交易商人数):
       这是向商品期货交易委员会报告头寸,的所有交易商人数。

• Reportable positions(需要交报告的头寸):
       需要向商品期货交易委员,缴交日常报告的期权和期货,的大仓位数量。

•  Non-reportable positions(不需要交报告的头寸):
       不需要向商品期货交易委员,缴交日常报告的期权和期货,的小仓位数量。

       如果您像要获得所有的可用历史数据,您可以在这里查看

       你可以在这报告中看到很多东西,但你不必记住报告内的所有东西。

       作为一个刚刚发芽的交易者,你只需集中精力,解答这基础的问题:

       “Wat da dilly on da market yo?!?”

       翻译:“外汇市场这周的情绪如何?”