April 6, 2018 / 8:07 PM / 4 months ago

Speculators cut net U.S. dollar shorts for 2nd straight week -CFTC, Reuters

NEW YORK, April 6 (Reuters) - Speculators’ net short U.S. dollar bets fell for a second straight week, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

The value of the net short dollar positions was $20.71 billion in the week to April 3, compared with $21.73 billion in the previous week.

Meanwhile, speculators’ net short position on bitcoin Cboe futures rose to 1,786 contracts from 1,490 the previous week, the data showed. (Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss)

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