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

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By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) -Speculators’ net long positioning on the U.S. dollar rose in the latest week, while net shorts on the euro increased, 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. Net long dollar positions have increased for the first time in four weeks. CFTC data further showed that euro net shorts jumped to 42,784 contracts, the largest since Februar…

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