Reportable-position meaning

In the futures industry, the level of held futures contracts at which the customer must be identified to the exchange and to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The CFTC produces a bi-weekly report, called the Commitment of Traders’ Report, for each commodities market; the report shows whether different classes of traders, such as institutions or hedge funds, are net buyers or net sellers of each commodity or financial instrument. The report summarizes all of the reportable positions. Typically, the CFTC is widely watched in futures markets that are relatively dominant to the cash markets, such as grains, cattle, or energy; they are less widely watched for futures with a large cash market such as Treasury bonds or notes that have a large cash market.
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