November 17, 2010
Japan has a big piece, so does the UK. But the single largest holder of Treasuries is once again China. Even as China has been scaling back their recent purchases and opting for commodities, they still have a nightly big appetite for our debt.
Good bad? You make the call..
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November 1, 2010
Below is the most recent Commitment of Traders Report.
There is apparently a wave of apathy that is probably due to the upcoming election and QE announcement.
For the most part, there has not been a significant change with the pros or the retail investor this latest reporting period.
August 16, 2010
The Commitment of Traders or “COT” is often called the Smart Money/Dumb Money indicator. Retail is considered the dumb part of the index. (Don’t shoot the messenger!)
Even as we could consider that characterization to be well suited for all of the players at one time or another, it is well noted that often the retail investor is on the wrong side of the trade, or at least behind it.
(Hat Tip – Afraidtotrade)
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