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US dollar net long bets continued rising to $28.88 billion from $27.83 billion against the major currencies during the one week period, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) covering data up to March 12 and released on Friday March 15. The dollar sentiment improvement continued as the Bureau of Economic Analysis data showed above expected 0.2% rise over month in retail sales in January and inflation gain of 0.2% on month in February following three months of no change.

1. Lean Hogs Index – lean hog futures prices.

US dollar bullish bets rose to $27.83 billion from $26.78 billion against the major currencies in one week ending March 5, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The dollar sentiment improved supported by positive data as the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the US economy grew at faster than forecast 2.6% over quarter rate in the last three months of 2018.

US dollar net long bets rose considerably to $27.06 billion from $23.84 billion against the major currencies in one week ending February 19, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The dollar sentiment improved despite weaker than expected data such as reduction in retail sales over month in December when an increase was forecast, with similar pictures in manufacturing and import/export prices for January.

1. SoftBank Corp – quotations of the Japanese telecommunications and Internet company.

US dollar net long bets fell to $30.14 billion from $32.49 billion against the major currencies in one week ending December 31, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released on Tuesday February 5, 2019. The dollar sentiment deteriorated as data showed Case-Shiller 20-city price index gain declined to 5% over-year in October from a revised 5.2% in September.

US dollar bullish bets jumped to $32.49 billion from $29.73 billion against the major currencies in one week ending December 24, according to the report of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released on Friday February 1, 2019. The dollar sentiment improved after the Federal Reserve hiked rates a quarter point at its last policy meeting of 2018 on December 19 while indicating fewer increases in 2019.

1. Weatherford International Ltd. – quotations of the US oilfield service company.

1. Weatherford International Ltd. – stock prices of the US manufacturer of oil and gas mining equipment.

1. Weatherford International Ltd. – stock prices of the US manufacturer of oil and gas mining equipment.

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