How I use the CFTC cot data

I just wanted to record a short video to explain how I use the COT data for my own trading analysis, and I was prompted by a question I received following my live presentation at the CME and Interactive brokers trading round the world event last month, which I’m delighted to say was a great success. As you will see from the video the approach I use is very simple, and whilst the COT report is far from perfect, I do believe it has some useful nuggets of information for us as traders, and whilst the video focuses on the oil market, I also use the cot report when trend trading in the currency markets, which once again provides a longer term view of the market sentiment for all the major currencies.

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Hi – my name is Anna Coulling and I am a full time currency, commodities and equities trader. I have been involved in both trading and investing for over fifteen years and have traded many different financial instruments, from options and futures to stocks and commodities. I write and publish articles ( mostly for free ) for UK and international publications on a wide variety of financial issues, and in particular I enjoy helping others learn how to invest and trade.

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