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Speculators Maintain Sizable EUR Short Position

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The most recent CFTC IMM data shows speculators reduced their EUR bearish bets though the market's short position remains close to levels last seen in the summer of 2010.

The EUR non-commercial short position declined to 95k which is just shy of the May 2010 high of 113k. While non-commercial shorts reduced their position by over 1.5k contracts the decline in the net short position may be explained by a resurgence of EUR bulls with the non-commercial long position rising by 6.9k contracts. To put this data in perspective the cutoff date for the report was Tuesday December 6th, just prior to the ECB meeting and EU economic summit .

It is also worth noting that CHF shorts have climbed to their largest position since June.

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