Speculators flip to net long dollars in latest week -CFTC, Reuters data



By Karen Brettell

July 23 (Reuters) - Speculators flipped to being net long U.S. dollar positions in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

The value of the net long dollar position was $399.69 million in the week ended July 20, the first long position since March 2020, compared with a net short of $4.06 billion the previous week.

In a wider measure of dollar positioning NETUSDALL= that includes net contracts on the New Zealand dollar, Mexican peso, Brazilian real and Russian rouble, the U.S. dollar posted a net long position of $222 million, compared with a net short of $4.22 billion a week earlier.

Japanese Yen (Contracts of 12,500,000 yen) Net dollar long by $6.342 billion

20 Jul 2021

Prior week

week

Long

35,474

40,440 Short

91,205

96,690 Net

-55,731

-56,250 EURO (Contracts of 125,000 euros) Net dollar short by $-6.747 billion

20 Jul 2021

Prior week

week

Long

208,669

212,851 Short

162,847

153,138 Net

45,822

59,713 POUND STERLING (Contracts of 62,500 pounds sterling) Net dollar long by $0.298 billion

20 Jul 2021

Prior week

week

Long

44,223

44,686 Short

47,720

36,717 Net

-3,497

7,969 SWISS FRANC (Contracts of 125,000 Swiss francs) Net dollar short by $-1.091 billion

20 Jul 2021

Prior week

week

Long

18,061

18,074 Short

10,019

10,937 Net

8,042

7,137 CANADIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Canadian dollars) Net dollar short by $-1.019 billion

20 Jul 2021

Prior week

week

Long

59,883

63,107 Short

46,968

36,731 Net

12,915

26,376 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Aussie dollars) Net dollar long by $2.616 billion

20 Jul 2021

Prior week

week

Long

57,072

56,721 Short

92,762

85,509 Net

-35,690

-28,788 MEXICAN PESO (Contracts of 500,000 pesos) Net dollar long by $-0.706 billion

20 Jul 2021

Prior week

week

Long

66,141

69,611 Short

94,562

97,043 Net

-28,421

-27,432 NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 New Zealand dollars) Net dollar short by $-0.211 billion

20 Jul 2021

Prior week

week

Long

20,671

20,627 Short

17,625

17,397 Net

3,046

3,230
Reporting by Karen Brettell; Editing by Leslie Adler and Sonya Hepinstall

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