Speculators decreased their net long U.S. dollar positions in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.
The value of the net long dollar position was $12.97 billion in the week ended Aug. 9, compared with a net long of $17.27 billion the previous week.
The Reuters calculation for the aggregate U.S. dollar position is derived from net positions in the yen, euro, British pound, Swiss franc, and Canadian and Australian dollars.
Japanese Yen (Contracts of 12,500,000 yen)
Net dollar long by $2.316 billion
EURO (Contracts of 125,000 euros)
Net dollar long by $4.408 billion
POUND STERLING (Contracts of 62,500 pounds sterling)
Net dollar long by $2.602 billion
SWISS FRANC (Contracts of 125,000 Swiss francs)
Net dollar long by $1.282 billion
CANADIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Canadian dollars)
Net dollar short by $-1.647 billion
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 Aussie dollars)
Net dollar long by $4.01 billion
MEXICAN PESO (Contracts of 500,000 pesos)
Net dollar long by $-0.683 billion
NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR (Contracts of 100,000 New Zealand dollars)
Net dollar long by $0.017 billion