Unlocking the Secrets of the CoT-Report!

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) provides inside information about purchases and sales of futures contracts. The largest players in each market are required to disclose their positions to the CFTC daily, and the resulting Commitment of Traders (CoT) Report is released on a weekly basis. These traders are separated into Commercial Hedgers, Small Traders and Large Speculators (aka Managed Money).

It is common knowledge that Large Speculators are holding a significant informational edge over other traders as far as fundamental supply-and-demand statistics are concerned. This is a fact that has also been confirmed by empirical literature. The research paper “Investor Sentiment and Return Predictability in Agricultural Futures Markets”, published in the Journal of Futures Markets, shows that it is significantly more profitable in most futures markets to follow Large Speculators. This is a fact that we have been informing our subscribers about since 1999, the year that we went online.

Are You Standing on the Right Side of the Trade?

  • Bullish: CoT Index values (Large Speculators) above 70 percent or CoT Index (Commercial Hedgers) values below 30%.

  • Bearish: CoT Index values (Large Speculators) below 30 percent or CoT Index (Commercial Hedgers) values above 70%.

  • Trend Reversals: Extreme divergences between Large Speculators and the price of the underlying security.

The COT Dashboard: A Must-Have for Commodity Traders

Definitely the most exclusive feature within the CoT section of our member’s area is the Commitment of Traders Dashboard, as it shows the CoT Index value for Large Speculators and Commercial Hedgers and a propriety trend/momentum score ranging from 0 (weakest) to 100 percent (strongest) for the past 2 months for each relevant futures market on a single chart.

The aim of the COT Dashboard is to identify establishing trends or major inflection points, which are supported by corresponding net positions of Large Speculators, in a timely manner.

  • Bullish: CoT Index values (Large Speculators) above 70 percent or CoT Index (Commercial Hedgers) values below 30%.

  • Bearish: CoT Index values (Large Speculators) below 30 percent or CoT Index (Commercial Hedgers) values above 70%.

  • Trend Reversals: Extreme divergences between the CoT Index values (Large Speculators) and the Momentum Score of the futures market.

An Insider’s Take on What’s Really Going On!

A proven way to approach the market is simply to closely watch what the so called “Smart Money” is doing. We can help you unlock the secrets contained within the CoT-Report for 45 futures markets.

We do not only provide the CoT Index for Large Speculators and Commercials but also the net position and the open interest for each group. On top of that, the CoT-Positions can be downloaded for each futures market in spread-sheet format (.csv) for further analysis.

When Will You Join the Secrets of the CoT-Report?

Start  Standing on the Right Side of the Trade!

  • Advanced indicators covering the CoT Index, CoT Positions and the open interest for 45 future markets.
  • Use our CoT-Dashboard to identify major market shifts in a timely manner.
  • Download all indicators in spread-sheet format (.csv) for further customized research.