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CFTC Leveraged Money Positioning Update for the Week to Jan30

Key Positions/Changes:

  • The number of combined long positions in major USD currency pairs remained stable last week, maintaining a level of 15,933, as market participants awaited the outcome of the FOMC meeting and the release of NFP data.

  • Meanwhile, short positions in Bitcoin saw an increase of 1,208 contracts, reaching a total of 9,627, as Bitcoin's momentum waned despite a rebound to above USD 43,000.

  • In equity markets, leveraged investors have notably increased their short positions in the S&P 500, reaching the highest level since the summer of 2023.

  • There was also a modest increase in short positions held by leveraged investors in US Treasury futures, setting a new record high. Notably, short positions in US 10-Year Treasury futures surged, while those in 5-year Treasury futures were slightly reduced. Short positions in US 30-Year Treasury futures remained unchanged.


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