Speculators cut U.S. 10-year T-note net shorts before FOMC -CFTC

    March 22 (Reuters) - Speculators' net bearish bets on U.S.
10-year Treasury note futures fell earlier this week before the
Federal Reserve signaled it would not raise interest rates in
2019, according to Commodity Futures Trading Commission data
released on Friday.
    The amount of speculators' bearish, or short, positions in
10-year Treasury futures exceeded bullish, or long, positions by
163,974 contracts on March 19, according to the CFTC's latest
Commitments of Traders data.
    A week earlier, speculators held 176,434 net short positions
in 10-year T-note futures.
    Below is a table of the speculative positions in Treasury
futures on the Chicago Board of Trade and in Eurodollar futures
on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the latest week:
 U.S. 2-year T-notes (Contracts of $200,000) 
        19 Mar 2019       Prior week
        week           
 Long         750,346        738,377
 Short        876,565        871,768
 Net         -126,219       -133,391
 
U.S. 5-year T-notes (Contracts of $100,000) 
        19 Mar 2019       Prior week
        week           
 Long         775,249        775,237
 Short        994,922        978,245
 Net         -219,673       -203,008
 
U.S. 10-year T-notes (Contracts of $100,000) 
        19 Mar 2019       Prior week
        week           
 Long         704,564        636,459
 Short        868,538        812,893
 Net         -163,974       -176,434
 
U.S. T-bonds (Contracts of $100,000) 
        19 Mar 2019       Prior week
        week           
 Long         148,440        148,431
 Short        178,658        171,031
 Net          -30,218        -22,600
 
U.S. Ultra T-bonds (Contracts of $100,000) 
        19 Mar 2019       Prior week
        week           
 Long         117,351        121,258
 Short        394,393        402,781
 Net         -277,042       -281,523
 Eurodollar (Contracts of $1,000,000) 
        19 Mar 2019       Prior week
        week           
 Long       1,115,585      1,215,243
 Short      1,541,696      1,708,580
 Net         -426,111       -493,337
 Fed funds (Contracts of $1,000,000) 
        19 Mar 2019       Prior week
        week           
 Long         216,865        265,245
 Short        337,314        326,103
 Net         -120,449        -60,858
 
 (Reporting by Richard Leong
Editing by Tom Brown)
  

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