Speculators Increase Net Long US Dollar Bets Last Week

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Jan 14 (Reuters) – Speculators have increased their net long positions in the U.S. dollar over the past week, according to Reuters calculations and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

The value of the net long dollar was $19.34 billion in the week ended Jan. 11, compared to a net long of $18.87 billion the previous week.

Reuters’ calculation for the overall US dollar position is derived from net positions in the yen, euro, pound sterling, Swiss franc, and Canadian and Australian dollars.

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In a broader measure of dollar positioning which includes net contracts in the New Zealand dollar, Mexican peso, Brazilian real and Russian ruble, the US dollar posted a net long position of $19.91 billion, versus a net long position of $19.48 billion a week earlier.

Japanese yen (12,500,000 yen contracts)

Net Dollar Long $9.49 Billion

EURO (125,000 euro contracts)

Net short in dollars of -0.853 billion dollars

POUND STERLING (Contracts of £62,500)

Net Dollar Long $2.485 Billion

SWISS FRANC (Contracts of 125,000 Swiss francs)

Net dollar long $1.037 billion

CANADIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Canadian dollars)

Net dollar long $0.587 billion

AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR (Australian $100,000 Contracts)

Net dollar long $6.595 billion

MEXICAN PESO (Contracts of 500,000 pesos)

Net dollar long -0.109 billion dollars

NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR (100,000 New Zealand Dollar Contracts)

Net dollar long $0.584 billion

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Reporting by Karen Brettell; Editing by Leslie Adler

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