The CFTC has caught up with COT releases and posted the current week’s data as of March 21, released on March 24th. All COT data is now up-to-date.
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COT Data Release Delay
Friday, June 18 has been declared a national US holiday. The Commitments Report will be released and our charts and data will be updated on Monday afternoon, June 21, when my grandfather would be 121 if he had quit smoking and and drinking taken better care of himself.
If you find charts or data not up-to-date by Saturday noon (NY), there may have been a holiday delay, You can check the CFTC’s release date schedule here: https://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsofTraders/ReleaseSchedule/index.htm
COT Data File History File Update
The history files have been error checked and cleaned up. It is recommended that you download new history files, which current (updated through February 28).
That said, This week’s COT data was tabulated on Tuesday, February 25. A lot of water has gone over the dam since, affecting trader positions in many markets and making this week’s COT report of questionable forecasting value. It is not unusual to see traders close profitable positions to cover losses elsewhere. We cannot assume that any market’s report escaped this week’s volatility unaffected.
COT Data File Corruption
Due to data corruption of our COT files posted on 1 February 2020, all data downloaders are advised to download new COT history files to replace existing data.
COT Data Release Dates For 2020
The CFTC typically schedules weekly Commitments of Traders data releases for Fridays at 3:30 pm Eastern Time (US). Historically there have been numerous delayed releases due to unanticipated events such as government shutdowns, terrorist attacks, unscheduled federal holidays, etc. The scheduled changes for 2020 have been released are shown below with holiday-related delayed releases–moved to the following Monday–marked with an asterisk (*).
COT Data Release Delayed
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the CFTC delayed COT data release until Monday, December 2, 3:30 pm EST. This website will be updated around 4:30 pm, Monday.
CFTC Corrects COT Data Released 18 Oct 2019
Last week’s update and historical COT files and charts have been revised and reposted. NOTE: These changes were made prior to CFTC’s 25 Oct 2019 data release.
IF YOU DO NOT SEE THIS UNTIL SATURDAY 26 OCT 2019, YOU SHOULD DOWNLOAD REPLACEMENT HISTORICAL FILES (Not today’s update files).
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Notice:
October 24, 2019:
Due to a reporting firm problem for trade date October 15, 2019, significant reportable positions have been added to the following contracts in the reports published on October 18, 2019:
CBT Corn (CFTC ID 002602)
CBT Soybeans (CFTC ID 005602)
CBT Soybean Oil (CFTC ID 007601)
CBT Soybean Meal (CFTC ID 026603)
ICUS Canola (CFTC ID 135731)
COT Futures Only Data Correction
The database was corrupted with missing data between March 2018 and 2019. Please download fresh history files.
Futures-Only COT Data Corrections
The following Futures-Only history files have been corrected. If you normally use the update files, you will need to download these histories for S&P 500 E-Mini and S&P 500 Combined:
Cotep.prn, Cotse.prn, Qep.prn, Qse.prn