Uncover Major Shifts in Futures Markets!
The CoT Report provides inside information about purchases and sales of futures contracts. The largest players in each market are required to disclose their positions to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) . The resulting CoT Report shows the net positions of traders, which are separated into three groups:
- Commercial Hedgers (“Dumb Money”)
- Small Traders (“Dumb Money”)
- Large Speculators (“Smart Money”)
It is common knowledge that Large Speculators (“Smart Money”) 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 (Investor Sentiment and Return Predictability in Agricultural Futures Markets”, Journal of Futures Markets, 2001). “Smart Money” is always trend-leading, whereas “Dumb Money” is trend-lagging.
By measuring the investment behavior of “Smart & Dumb Money” our CoT indicators will help our subscribers to identify major high reward market regimes and major shifts before typical price indicators do.
How to Use the Cot Index to Identifiy Establishing Trends in a Timely Manner
Track the positioning of Smart Money, measure extreme positions of Smart Money and identify establishing trends or major shifts in a timely manner.
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Positive Market Regimes: CoT Index of Large Speculators above 70 percent.
Negative Market Regimes: CoT Index of Large Speculators below 30 percent.
Potential Regime Shifts: 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 high rewarding market regimes and potential shifts in a timely manner.
- Positive Market Regimes: CoT Index of Large Speculators above 70 percent.
- Negative Market Regimes: CoT Index of Large Speculators below 30 percent.
- Potential Regime Shifts: Extreme divergences between the CoT Index of Large Speculators momentum of the underlying security.
An Insider’s Take on What’s Really Going On!
A proven way to identify major shifts in financial markets is simply to watch closely 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, for our institutional clients, the CoT Positions can be downloaded for each futures market in spread sheet format (.csv) for further analysis.
COT Indicator Overview
Below you find a table of all our offered COT indicators. Use mouse over to display the charts and sort table by clicking its headers. Please note that the charts are delayed for our non-members.
|Name (COT Index)||Name (Net Position)||Group|
|COT Dashboard||COT Dashboard||Overview|
|Australian Dollar - COT Index||Australian Dollar - Net Positions||Currencies|
|British Pound - COT Index||British Pound - Net Positions||Currencies|
|Canadian Dollar - COT Index||Canadian Dollar - Net Positions||Currencies|
|Euro - COT Index||Euro - Net Positions||Currencies|
|Japanese Yen - COT Index||Japanese Yen - Net Positions||Currencies|
|Mexican Peso - COT Index||Mexican Peso - Net Positions||Currencies|
|Swiss Franc - COT Index||Swiss Franc - Net Positions||Currencies|
|US Dollar - COT Index||US Dollar - Net Positions||Currencies|
|Crude Oil - COT Index||Crude Oil - Net Positions||Energies|
|Heating Oil - COT Index||Heating Oil - Net Positions||Energies|
|Natural Gas - COT Index||Natural Gas - Net Positions||Energies|
|Corn - COT Index||Corn - Net Positions||Grains|
|Oats - COT Index||Oats - Net Positions||Grains|
|Soybean Meal - COT Index||Soybean Meal - Net Positions||Grains|
|Soybean Oil - COT Index||Soybean Oil - Net Positions||Grains|
|Soybeans - COT Index||Soybeans - Net Positions||Grains|
|Wheat (Chicago) - COT Index||Wheat (Chicago) - Net Positions||Grains|
|Wheat (KC) - COT Index||Wheat (KC) - Net Positions||Grains|
|Wheat (Minn) - COT Index||Wheat (Minn) - Net Positions||Grains|
|CBOE Volatility - COT Index||CBOE Volatility - Net Positions||Indices|
|Dow Jones - COT Index||Dow Jones - Net Positions||Indices|
|Nasdaq 100 - COT Index||Nasdaq 100 - Net Positions||Indices|
|Nasdaq Mini - COT Index||Nasdaq Mini - Net Positions||Indices|
|Nikkei - COT Index||Nikkei - Net Positions||Indices|
|S&P 400 Mini - COT Index||S&P 400 Mini - Net Positions||Indices|
|S&P 500 - COT Index||S&P 500 - Net Positions||Indices|
|S&P 500 Mini - COT Index||S&P 500 Mini - Net Positions||Indices|
|Feeder Cattle - COT Index||Feeder Cattle - Net Positions||Livestocks|
|Lean Hogs - COT Index||Lean Hogs - Net Positions||Livestocks|
|Live Cattle - COT Index||Live Cattle - Net Positions||Livestocks|
|Copper Grade - COT Index||Copper Grade - Net Positions||Metals|
|Gold - COT Index||Gold - Net Positions||Metals|
|Palladium - COT Index||Palladium - Net Positions||Metals|
|Platinum - COT Index||Platinum - Net Positions||Metals|
|Silver - COT Index||Silver - Net Positions||Metals|
|2 Year T-Notes - COT Index||2 Year T-Notes - Net Positions||Rates|
|5 Year T-Notes - COT Index||5 Year T-Notes - Net Positions||Rates|
|6.5 - 10 Year T-Notes - COT Index||6.5 - 10 Year T-Notes - Net Positions||Rates|
|Eurodollar - COT Index||Eurodollar - Net Positions||Rates|
|Fed Funds - COT Index||Fed Funds - Net Positions||Rates|
|Long Term T-Bonds - COT Index||Long Term T-Bonds - Net Positions||Rates|
|Cocoa - COT Index||Cocoa - Net Positions||Softs|
|Coffee - COT Index||Coffee - Net Positions||Softs|
|Cotton - COT Index||Cotton - Net Positions||Softs|
|Frozen OJ - COT Index||Frozen OJ - Net Positions||Softs|
|Sugar #11 - COT Index||Sugar #11 - Net Positions||Softs|
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