U.S. dollar net longs rise, euro shorts hit largest since February 2020 -CFTC, Reuters data

U.S. dollar net longs rise, euro shorts hit largest since February 2020 -CFTC, Reuters data

NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Speculators' net long positioning on the U.S. dollar rose in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

The value of the net long dollar position climbed to $13.37 billion in the week ended Aug. 16, from $12.97 billion the previous week, CFTC data showed.

Euro net shorts, on the other hand, jumped to 42,784 contracts, the largest since February 2020.
Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss; Editing by Leslie Adler