Speculators boost long US dollar bets in latest week-CFTC

by on November 16, 2012 8:54 pm GMT

Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:54pm EST

Nov 16 (Reuters) – Currency speculators boosted
bets in favor of the U.S. dollar in the latest week, according
to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released
on Friday.

The value of the dollar’s net long position rose to $4.72
billion in the week ended Nov. 13, up from $1.296 billion the
previous week.

To be short a currency is to bet it will decline in value,
while being long is a view its value will rise.

The Reuters calculation for the aggregate U.S. dollar
position is derived from net positions of International Monetary
Market speculators in the yen, euro, British pound, Swiss franc,
Canadian and Australian dollars.