Demand and supply

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) publishes a weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) report that provides information on the positioning of speculative investors in the U.S. futures markets. This report is often used as an indicator for market sentiment for the price of gold. Short positioning reflects bearish sentiment while Long positioning reflects bullish sentiment in the gold futures’ markets.


COMEX net long positioning

Data as of

Sources: Bloomberg, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, COMEX, World Gold Council; Disclaimer

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Length and Frequency

Net longs are computed on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis going back ten years. Monthly and yearly numbers are weekly averages over the respective period.

Update Schedule

Data is updated weekly based on end-of-day files.


Units are based on new long tonnage.