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According to the CFTC’s positioning data for the week ending 2 July 2019, leveraged funds were net sellers of USD for the third consecutive week, though the selling was modest, notes the analysis team at ANZ.

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“This positioning change captures the reaction to the US-China trade truce agreed to at the G20 Osaka summit, but not to the strong US non-farm payrolls report last Friday. With US monetary policy firmly in focus for markets at present, US Federal Reserve Chair Powell’s testimony this week will be influential for near-term positioning.”

“Surprisingly, the euro saw the largest net buying by leveraged funds in the week.”

“GBP saw the largest new selling by funds and was the only currency to have been sold by asset managers.”

“Changes in positioning among commodity currencies were very mixed, with CAD the clear standout with strong demand by both leveraged funds and asset managers.”

“Overall within the EMFX space, leveraged funds are slightly short, but asset managers hold record long positions.”