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Symbol Guide: CFTC COT Data

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IQFeed provides data from the USDA and the CFTC Commitment of Traders Report as part of the USDA and CFTC Data premium service. The reports available include:

  • USDA Crop Progress Report
  • USDA Grain Stocks Report
  • USDA WASDE - World Agriculture Supply Demand Estimates
  • CFTC Commitment of Traders

Commitment of Traders - (CoT) Symbology Format

All CoT report data will have symbols that start with a 2 character report type, a commodity root and a field code.
The easiest way to get all of the symbols for CoT is to use the Symbol Lookup on our website. In the "Filter by Exchange" pull down list, choose CFTC. Leave all of the other fields blank or click the "Output Symbols Only" checkbox and you will receive a list of symbols which can easily be cut/paste into your watch list or 3rd party application.

CFTC CoT Symbol decode:
CF_[Commodity Root]_[Field Code]

Example CoT Symbol:
CF_TY_CL = 10 Yr US Treasury Note CBOT Commercial Long
CF_YM_TL = Emini Dow Jones CBOT Total Long
CF_ES_CN = Emini S&P Commercial Net (DTN Calculated value of Net Long minus Net Short)

CFTC CoT Report Commodity Root Symbols
Char Desc
AC CBT Ethanol
AC0 MT Belvieu Ethane OPIS
AD Australian Dollar CME
AE Bloomberg Commodity Index
AUP Aluminum MW US TR Platts Swap
BO Bean Oil CBOT
BOB EUR 3.5% Fuel Oil RTD Cal Swap
BP British Pound CME
BR Brazilian Real
CB Butter (Cash Settled)
CD Canadian Dollar CME
CL Crude Oil NYMEX
CSC Cheese (Cash Settled)
CT Cotton #2 ICEFU
DA Milk, Class III
DT Dry Whey
DX US Dollar Index ICEFU
ED 3-Month Eurodollars
EMD Emini S&P 400 CME
EOB Eurobob OXY NWE Crack Spread
ES Emini S&P 500 CME
EVC Fuel Oil-380cst Sing/3.5% RDAM
F1 5 Year Deliverable IR Swap
FC Feeder Cattle CME
FF 30-Day Federal Funds
FV 5 Yr US Treasury Note CBOT
GCU Gulf N06 FO 3% v EUR 3.5% RDAM
GI S&P GSCI Commodity Index
HHQ HHub Nat Gas Penul FINL-10000
HO Heating Oil NYMEx
HRC Hot Rolled Coil Steel
JY Japanese Yen CME
KW Hard Red Winter Wheat KCBT
LB Random Length Lumber
LC Live Cattle CME
LH Lean Hogs CME
MJN Mini Japan C&F Naphtha Swap FU
MME MSCI Emerging Markets Mini Index
MNC Mini EUR Naphtha CIF NWE Swap
MP Mexican Peso CME
MTS Mini Sing 380 Fuel Oil Swap
MW Hard Red Spring Wheat MGE
N1 10 Year Deliverable IR Swap
NE New Zealand Dollar CME
NF Non Fat Dry Milk
NIY Nikkei Stock Average Yen Denominated
NG Natural Gas NYMEX
NKD Nikkei Stock Average
NN Henry Hub Swaps NYMEX
NQ Emini Nasdaq 100 CME
NQC Nasdaq 100 Consolidated
OJ Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice
PA Palladium NYMEX
PL Platinum NYMEX
Q0D Mini EUR 3.5% Fuel Oil RTD Cal Swap
Q0F Mini Sing Fuel Oil 180 Cal Swap
Q1N Singapore MOGUS 92 Swap Future
Q3P Propane Non-LDH MT Bel Swap
Q7Q MT Belv Nat Gasoline OPIS Swap
Q8K Conway Propane (OPIS)
QB0 MT Belvieu LDH Propane (OPIS)
QBZ Bent Crude oil Last Day
QCS WTI Crude Oil Calendar Swap
QCU Chicago Ethanol Swap
QD0 MT Belv Norm Butane OPIS
QE4 PJM Western Peak Real Time
QEN Naphtha Crack Spread Swap
QEZ New York Ethanol Swap
QFO 3.5% Fuel Oil RDAM Crack Spread
QHH Henry Hub Last Day Fin
QHP Henry Hub Penultimate Fin
QLT Up Down GC ULSD Vs. HO Spread
QME Gulf Jet NY Hea Oil Spread Swap
QMF Gulf #6 Fuel 35 sulfer Swap
QMG Gulf #6 Fuel Oil Crack Swap
QMM NY RES Fuel 1% Sulfer Swap
QN9 PJM Western Hub Real Off Day 5
QNP Henry Hub Penultimate Gas Swap
QRK Sing Jet Kero Gasoil Spread Swap
QSE Sing 380 Fuel Oil Swap
QSG Sing Gasoil Swap
QUA Sing Fuel Oil 180 Cal Swap
QUV RTD 3.5% Fuel Oil Crack Spread Swap
QVR Gulf #6 Fuel Oil Brent Crack Swap
QZ1 Ethanol T2 FOB Incl Duty Swap
RBB RBOB Gasoline/Brent Crack Spread
RLX RBOB Calendar Swap
RR Rough Rice
RU Russian Ruble
RV Russell 1000 Value Index Mini
RVG Gulf Coast Unl 87 Gas M2 PL RB
S Soybeans CBOT
SB Sugar #11 World ICEFU
SF Swiss Franc CME
SM Soybean Meal CBOT
SP S&P 500 Index CME
SPC S&P 500 Consolidated
TIO Iron Ore 62% FE, CFR China TSI
TU 2 Yr US Treasury Note CBOT
TF Mini Russell 2000 ICE
TN Ultra 10-Year U.S. T-Notes
TY 10 Yr US Treasury Note CBOT
UB Ultra U.S. Treasury Bonds
UL Ultra US Treasury Bond CBOT
US US Treasury Bond CBOT
VX CBOT Volatility Index CFE
W Wheat CBOT
WBS WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil ICE
WCC Canadian Heavy Crude Oil Index NYMEX
WS Crude Oil Financial NYMEX
YM Emini Dow Jones CBOT
YMC DJIA Consolidated
ZAR South African Rand
CFTC CoT Report Field Codes
Char Desc
AD Asset Spread
AL Asset Long
AS Asset Short
CL Commercial Long
CN Commercial Net
CS Commercial Short
DD Dealer Spread
DL Dealer Long
DS Dealer Short
LD Leveraged Spread
LL Leaveraged Long
LS Leveraged Short
MD Managed Money Spread
ML Managed Money Long
MN Managed Money Net
MS Managed Money Short
ND Noncommercial Spread
NL Noncommercial Long
NN Noncommercial Net
NS Noncommercial Short
OD Other Spread
OI Open Interest
OL Other Long
OS Other Short
RL Nonreporting Long
RS Nonreporting Short
TL Total Long
TS Total Short