The Commitments of Traders
(CoT) is a weekly market report that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issues. It lists the holdings of traders in different futures markets in the United States. The report covers positions in futures for grains, cattle, financial instruments, metals, energy and other commodities.
is a business that makes, processes, packs or sells physical products. Producers use futures markets to manage or hedge risks associated with their products.
The term Money Manager
refers to an entity that trades commodities on behalf of investor clients. They must be registered with the CFTC. Money managers include registered commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, and unregistered funds.Other Reportables
are traders who use the markets to reduce business risk from foreign exchange, stocks, and interest rates. This category includes corporate treasuries, central banks, smaller banks, mortgage originators, credit unions and any other reportable traders not assigned to the other three categories.