The Commitment of Traders (COT) reports show futures traders’ positions at the close of (usually) Tuesday’s trading session. The report is prepared by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It is an excellent trading tool and can be used as an indicator for analyzing market sentiment. Markets are only included if 20 or more traders hold positions equal to or above the reporting levels established by the CFTC and the respective exchanges.
Traders are grouped into categories and their holdings are aggregated. There are 3 categories: Commercial Traders, Non-Commercial Traders (large speculators) and Nonreportable (small speculators). Thanks to our integration with Quandle you can apply COT data on a chart.