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This Month in Gold Futures Market

This Month in Futures Markets reports will not be released on an ongoing basis effective January 2013. Information pertaining to the positions held by traders in futures markets is released on a weekly basis in the Commitments of Traders reports, which can be accessed at  http://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsOfTraders/Index.htm. Submit comments on This Month in Futures Markets to marketreports@cftc.gov.

Long and Short Positions in NYMEX Gold Futures by Trader Category (in thousands)

Long Position in Gold by Trader Category More Data
  Most Recent Month Ago Year Ago
  11/6/2012 11/13/2012 11/20/2012 11/27/2012 10/30/2012 11/29/2011
Commercials 144.8 144.5 145.1 140.9 144.3 151.9
Non-commercials Total 232.7 241.2 256.4 258.6 236.9 209.0
Non-commercials 196.5 207.8 217.4 228.4 207.5 186.0
Non-commercials spread 36.2 33.3 38.9 30.2 29.4 23.0
Non-Reportables 69.6 74.1 72.7 79.8 73.5 62.3
Total 447.2 459.8 474.1 479.4 454.7 423.2
Short Position in Gold by Trader Category More Data
  Most Recent Month Ago Year Ago
  11/6/2012 11/13/2012 11/20/2012 11/27/2012 10/30/2012 11/29/2011
Commercials 352.5 369.3 381.2 393.0 367.1 345.5
Non-commercials Total 72.6 69.6 75.5 64.9 66.7 54.2
Non-commercials 36.3 36.3 36.6 34.7 37.3 31.2
Non-commercials spread 36.2 33.3 38.9 30.2 29.4 23.0
Non-Reportables 22.0 20.9 17.4 21.5 21.0 23.5
Total 447.2 459.8 474.1 479.4 454.7 423.2

Commercials and Non-commercials Positions in Gold Futures

Commercials open interest: Gold futures
Non-commercials open interest: Gold futures

Commercials and Non-commercials Share of Total Open Interest in Gold Futures

Commercials share of open interest: Gold futures
Non-commercials share of open interest: Gold futures

Commercials and Non-commercials Net Positions (Long : +; Short:-; % of Open Interest across all maturities) in Gold Futures

Commercials net share of open interest: Gold futures
Non-commercials net share of open interest: Gold futures

Gross Concentration Ratio: Largest Four and Eight Traders Share of Total Open Interest in Gold Futures

Largest 4 traders share of open interest: Gold futures
Largest 8 traders share of open interest: Gold futures

This Month in Gold Futures & Options Market

Long and Short Positions in NYMEX Gold Futures & Options by Trader Category (in thousands)

Long Position in Gold by Trader Category More Data
  Most Recent Month Ago Year Ago
  11/6/2012 11/13/2012 11/20/2012 11/27/2012 10/30/2012 11/29/2011
Commercials 235.3 237.5 237.2 195.9 229.9 235.8
Non-commercials Total 388.0 399.1 408.8 367.9 379.8 340.5
Non-commercials 209.9 221.8 229.4 241.9 220.6 198.4
Non-commercials spread 178.1 177.3 179.4 126.0 159.1 142.1
Non-Reportables 77.0 81.6 79.6 85.5 80.1 70.5
Total 700.3 718.2 725.6 649.3 689.8 646.8
Short Position in Gold by Trader Category More Data
  Most Recent Month Ago Year Ago
  11/6/2012 11/13/2012 11/20/2012 11/27/2012 10/30/2012 11/29/2011
Commercials 468.5 488.0 496.6 467.8 478.1 450.2
Non-commercials Total 204.3 204.1 206.5 156.4 186.4 166.2
Non-commercials 26.2 26.8 27.1 30.4 27.3 24.0
Non-commercials spread 178.1 177.3 179.4 126.0 159.1 142.1
Non-Reportables 27.4 26.1 22.5 25.1 25.3 30.5
Total 700.3 718.2 725.6 649.3 689.8 646.8

Commercials and Non-commercials Positions in Gold Futures & Options

Commercials open interest: Gold futures and options
Non-commercials open interest: Gold futures and options

Commercials and Non-commercials Share of Total Open Interest in Gold Futures & Options

Commercials share of open interest: Gold futures and options
Noncommercials share of open interest: Gold futures and options

Commercials and Non-commercials Net Positions (Long : +; Short:-; % of Open Interest across all maturities) in Gold Futures & Options

Commercials net share of open interest: Gold futures and options
Non-commercials net share of open interest: Gold futures and options

Gross Concentration Ratio: Largest Four and Eight Traders Share of Total Open Interest in Gold Futures & Options

Largest 4 traders share of open interest: Gold futures and options
Largest 8 traders share of interest: Gold futures and options