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    cTrader Commitments of Traders (CoT)

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    This is a collection of cTrader Commitments of Traders (CoT) indicators that quickly quantify the actions of a group of traders. In the case of the commercials, the COT index allows us to put into perspective the weekly positions of commercial traders so that we have a consistent reference point by which to judge their actions. With this data, we can determine very quickly how their current level of buying and selling.
    (OS) Type: Windows Compatible
    Current version: 1.1.0
    Updated: Sunday, 14 April 2024
    Author: SOPHICpips

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    This product has been discontinued, if you are interested in COT reports, visit the Commitment of Traders (COT) website.

    You can also visit our FREE COT Report Charts.


    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) publishes the Commitments of Traders (COT) reports helping the public understand market dynamics. Specifically, the COT reports provide a breakdown of each Tuesday’s open interest for futures and options on futures markets in which 20 or more traders hold positions equal to or above the reporting levels established by the CFTC.


     cTrader CoT Index Indicator


    Types of reports and traders included in the COT index indicator

    You can consider COT as legal insider information. Who knows fundamentals better than those who produce a commodity or those who consume it by using the COT index, you can see the flow of money and true sentiment in the market which is based on the real positioning of large players. Combine COT with a reasonable timing tool such as price action and you have a reliable strategy.



    • Commercials
    • Non-Commercials



    The Traders in Financial Futures (TFF) report includes financial contracts, such as currencies, US Treasury securities, Eurodollars, stocks, VIX and Bloomberg commodity index.

    • Dealers
    • Asset Managers
    • Leveraged Funds



    The Disaggregated reports are broken down by agriculture, petroleum and products, natural gas and products, electricity and metals and other physical contracts.

    • Producers
    • Managed Money


    Cot index and Cot dashboards give you bias by using REAL positionings of the large traders, a leading indicator which is not simply based on price data, it’s based on ACTUAL open interest in the market. Add the COT indicator as a leading bias indicator to your technical as a timing tool and you have a professional trading strategy.


    What is the CoT Index?

    The cTrader COT index is a technique used to quickly quantify the actions of a group of traders which allows us to put into perspective the weekly positions of these commercial traders to have a constant reference point by which to judge their actions very quickly and how their current level of buying and selling compares to any previous time in the past 3 years.


    What is the ADR indicator?

    This ADR indicator is based on statistical data which calculates the standard deviation for the daily and weekly movements. Any abnormal daily or weekly range (small and extended) is defined by red colour.


    What is the CoT Dashboard (commercial)?

    There are two different dashboards, one for commercials (Dealers and producers) and one for non-commercial (Asset managers and Managed money).

    This dashboard shows commercial data.


    cTrader CoT index Report Indicator


    What is the CoT Dashboard (non-commercial)?

    This dashboard shows the non-commercial (Asset managers and Managed money).


    cTrader CoT Index Non-Commercials


    Getting Started

    COT index automatically connects to the Quandl website to get COT data. The user needs to subscribe at Quandl and gets a free API key.

    You can find Instructions on how to get a free API key at


    How to Use

    The first step is to get familiar with this type of indicator and how it can help your trading, there is a user guide that explains all the data you see and you can also follow the links below for additional educational material.

    How To Install

    First, make sure you have the cTrader trading platform installed and then simply unzip the file and double-click on it to automatically install it onto the platform.


    Any Questions?

    If you have any questions, please first search our product help forum for the answer, if you cannot find it, post a new question.