This summary highlights positions and changes made by speculators such as hedge funds and CTA’s across commodities, forex, bonds and stock index futures and options up until last Tuesday, December 8. A week where vaccine and stimulus optimism continue to propel stock markets higher and the dollar lower. The commodity sector meanwhile look set to finish the year with an elevated cross-sector long as speculators look for further gains in 2021.
MassMutual's push into bitcoin shows increasing adoption – of the narrative the cryptocurrency can work as a hedge against central-bank money printing.
From the price of coffee to the national debt as a percentage of GDP, these 11 numbers provide a picture of a fast changing global economy.