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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.

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)

CFTC RELEASES REVISED DATA ON APRIL 3, 2019

All COT charts and data files have been updated with revised COT data per the CFTC announcement:

April 3, 2019

Due to a reporting firm problem for trade date March 26, 2019, additional reportable positions have been added to the following contracts in the reports published on March 29, 2019:

CBT Wheat SRW (CFTC ID 001602)
CBT Wheat HRW (CFTC ID 001612)
CBT Corn (CFTC ID 002602)
CBT Soybeans (CFTC ID 005602)
CBT Soybean Oil (CFTC ID 007601)
CBT Soybean Meal (CFTC ID 026603)
CBT 10 Year U.S. Treasury Notes (CFTC ID 043602)

CBOE VIX Futures (CFTC ID 1170E1)

CME Lean Hogs (CFTC ID 054642)
CME Mexican Peso (CFTC ID 095741)
CME E-Mini S&P 500 Stock Index (CFTC ID 13874A)
CME NASDAQ-100 Stock Index (Mini) (CFTC ID 209742)

NYME Ethanol T2 FOB Incl Duty (CFTC ID 025608)
NYME Propane Non-LDH Mt Bel (CFTC ID 06665G)
NYME Palladium (CFTC ID 075651)
NYME Platinum (CFTC ID 076651)

Current COT Reports Now Available

For the first time since the government shutdown began in December 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has released current Commitments of Traders (COT) data. Per their standard schedule, the data in the current report was tabulated on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, and released on Friday, March 18, 2019, at 2:30 pm Eastern time.

All COT data and charts on this site were up-to-date on Saturday, March 9, 2019, per our standard schedule. Data and charts include both the current report and all weekly data released on a delayed basis in January and February.

Charts and Data Updated Through February 29, 2019

Expect regular delayed updates each Wednesday & Saturday until March 9, when the CFTC expects to catch up with current reports. (Schedule in the previous post.)

Since changes in trader positions are cumulative, there is no other way for the CFTC to release current data without creating each delayed weekly report in sequence.