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CFTC: Speculative accounts increased their net euro longs as well as their net
yen shorts, according to CFTC data released Friday. The CFTC's COT report,
non-commercial, futures-only section, excluding options, showed speculators had
a net euro long position of +88,167 contracts as per Sept. 26, vs +62,753
contract last week. This compared to the net long of +96,309 contracts seen
Sept. 5, which was the largest net euro long in over six years. On May 3, 2011,
speculators had a net euro long of +99,516 contracts. Betting on U.S. dollar
outperformance in 2017, speculators had, up until May 9, maintained a net euro
short position all year. Spec accounts had a net yen short of -71,347 contracts
as per Sept. 26, vs -51,322 contracts in the prior week. This compared to the
net short of -126,919 contracts, seen July 18, which was the largest net yen
short since Jan. 7, 2014, when speculators had a net yen short of -128,868
contracts. The euro closed near $1.1793 and dollar-yen near Y112.24 on Sept. 26
vs levels late Friday around $1.1822 and Y112.50.