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U.S. greenback web lengthy bets slip, bitcoin futures surge-CFTC, Reuters knowledge By Reuters


FILE PHOTO: 4 thousand U.S. {dollars} are counted out by a banker counting forex at a financial institution in Westminster, Colorado November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Speculators’ web lengthy positioning on the U.S. greenback slipped, after hitting their highest stage since late November within the earlier week, in response to calculations by Reuters and U.S. Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee knowledge launched on Friday.

The worth of the web lengthy greenback place drifted decrease to $19.75 billion within the week ended Could 17, from $19.82 billion the earlier week.

The greenback has been underpinned general in current months by safe-haven bids amid hovering inflation, a hawkish Federal Reserve and the Russia-Ukraine battle.

That rally, nonetheless, fizzled this week on account of elevated volatility in international monetary markets after the lofty ranges the greenback had scaled in current months.

futures, alternatively, posted their largest web lengthy place for the reason that contract was launched in 2018.

For the week of Could 17, web longs in bitcoin rose to 806 contracts, in contrast with web longs of 703 contracts the earlier week, CFTC knowledge confirmed.

Bitcoin , the most important cryptocurrency by market worth, final fell 3.6% to $29,203, not removed from a December 2020 low of $25,400 it hit a number of weeks in the past.

Japanese Yen (Contracts of 12,500,000 yen)

$9.884 billion

17 Could 2022 Prior week

week

Lengthy 12,113 11,196

Quick 114,422 121,650

Web -102,309 -110,454

EURO (Contracts of 125,000 euros)

$-2.681 billion

17 Could 2022 Prior week

week

Lengthy 230,770 228,230

Quick 210,431 211,701

Web 20,339 16,529

POUND STERLING (Contracts of 62,500 kilos sterling)

$6.186 billion

17 Could 2022 Prior week

week

Lengthy 26,613 29,469

Quick 105,854 109,067

Web -79,241 -79,598

SWISS FRANC (Contracts of 125,000 Swiss francs)

$2.088 billion

17 Could 2022 Prior week

week

Lengthy 5,240 4,727

Quick 21,832 20,490

Web -16,592 -15,763

CANADIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Canadian {dollars})

$1.132 billion

17 Could 2022 Prior week

week

Lengthy 36,069 38,679

Quick 50,565 44,086

Web -14,496 -5,407

AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 {dollars})

$3.138 billion

17 Could 2022 Prior week

week

Lengthy 41,473 36,869

Quick 86,115 78,583

Web -44,642 -41,714

MEXICAN PESO (Contracts of 500,000 pesos)

$-0.708 billion

17 Could 2022 Prior week

week

Lengthy 77,819 63,921

Quick 49,604 47,196

Web 28,215 16,725

NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 New Zealand {dollars})

$1.13 billion

17 Could 2022 Prior week

week

Lengthy 14,998 15,203

Quick 32,765 28,199

Web -17,767 -12,996

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