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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:
[Report Type]_[Commodity Root]_[Field Code]

Example CoT Symbol:
CC_TY_CL = COMBINED 10 YR US TREASURY NOTE CBOT COMMERCIAL LONG
CF_TY_CL = FUTURE 10 YR US TREASURY NOTE CBOT COMMERCIAL LONG
CS_BO_CI = SUPPLEMENTAL SOYBEAN OIL CBOT COMMERCIAL SHORT NO CIT
CF_YM_TL = FUTURE E-MINI DOW JONES $5 CBOT TOTAL LONG
CF_ES_CN = FUTURE E-MINI S&P 500 CME COMMERCIAL NET (DTN Calculated value of Net Long minus Net Short)

CFTC CoT Report Type Codes
Char Desc
CC COMBINED
CF FUTURE
CS SUPPLEMENTAL
CFTC CoT Report Commodity Root Symbols
Char Desc
AC ETHANOL CBOT
AC0 MONT BELVIEU ETHANE NYMEX
AD AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR CME
AE BLOOMBERG COMMODITY INDEX CBOT
AUP ALUMINUM MW US TRANSACTION PREM COMEX
BO SOYBEAN OIL CBOT
BOB 3.5% FUEL OIL BARGES FOB RDAM CRCK (MT) NYMEX
BP BRITISH POUND CME
BR BRAZILIAN REAL CME
BTC BITCOIN FUTURES CME
C CORN CBOT
CB BUTTER - CASH SETTLED CME
CC COCOA ICEFU
CD CANADIAN DOLLAR CME
CL CRUDE OIL NYMEX
CSC CHEESE - CASH SETTLED CME
CT COTTON #2 ICEFU
DA MILK CLASS III CME
DT DRY WHEY CME
DX US DOLLAR INDEX ICEFU
EC EURO FX CME
ED EURODOLLAR CME
EMD E-MINI S&P MIDCAP 400 CME
EOB ARGUS GASOLINE EUROBOB OXY BGS CRCK SPRD NYMEX
ES E-MINI S&P 500 CME
EVC FUEL OIL 380 VS EURO 3.5% NYMEX
F1 5 YEAR USD INTEREST RATE SWAP CBOT
FC FEEDER CATTLE CME
FF 30 DAY FED FUND CBOT
FV 5 YR US TREASURY NOTE CBOT
GC GOLD COMEX
GCU GC #6 FUEL OIL 3% VS EURO 3.5% FUEL OIL NYMEX
HG COPPER COMEX
HHQ NFX HENRY HUB NG PENULTIMATE 10000 NFX
HO NEW YORK HARBOR ULSD NYMEX
HRC DOMESTIC HOT-ROLLED COIL STEEL NYMEX
ING NATURAL GAS ICE HENRY HUB ICEEC
JY JAPANESE YEN CME
KC COFFEE ICEFU
KW HARD RED WINTER WHEAT CBOT
LB RANDOM LENGTH LUMBER CME
LC LIVE CATTLE CME
LH LEAN HOGS CME
MFS MINI MSCI EAFE INDEX ICEFU
MJN MINI JAPAN C&F NAPHTHA NYMEX
MME MINI MSCI EMERGING MARKETS ICEFU
MNC MINI EUROPEAN NAPHTHA CIF NWE NYMEX
MP MEXICAN PESO CME
MTF COAL (API 2) CIF ARA NYMEX
MTS MINI SINGAPORE FUEL OIL 380 NYMEX
MW HARD RED SPRING WHEAT MGE
N1 10 YEAR USD INTEREST RATE SWAP CBOT
NE NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR CME
NF NONFAT DRY MILK CME
NG NATURAL GAS NYMEX
NIY NIKKEI 225 YEN INDEX CME
NKD NIKKEI 225 DOLLAR INDEX CME
NN HENRY HUB NATURAL GAS FINCL NYMEX
NQ E-MINI NASDAQ 100 CME
NQC E-MINI NASDAQ 100 CONSOLIDATED CME
O OATS CBOT
OJ ORANGE JUICE - A ICEFU
PA PALLADIUM NYMEX
PL PLATINUM NYMEX
Q0D MINI EUR 3.5% FUEL OIL RDAM NYMEX
Q3P MT BELVIEU PHYSICAL NON LDH PROPANE NYMEX
Q7Q MONT BELVIEU NATURAL GASOLINE NYMEX
Q8K CONWAY PROPANE (OPIS) NYMEX
QB0 MONT BELVIEU LDH PROPANE NYMEX
QBZ BRENT CRUDE OIL LAST DAY NYMEX
QCS WTI CRUDE OIL CALENDAR NYMEX
QCU CHICAGO ETHANOL NYMEX
QD0 MONT BELVIEU NORMAL BUTANE NON-LDH NYMEX
QEN EURO NAPHTHA CRACK NYMEX
QFO 3.5% FUEL OIL BARGES FOB RDAM CRCK SPRD NYMEX
QHH HENRY HUB FINANCIAL LAST DAY NYMEX
QHP HENRY HUB FINANCIAL NYMEX
QLT UP DOWN GC ULSD VS NYMEX HO SPREAD NYMEX
QME GC JET VS HEATING OIL SPREAD NYMEX
QMF GC #6 FUEL OIL 3% SULFUR NYMEX
QNP HENRY HUB NATURAL GAS PENULTIMATE NYMEX
QRK JET KEROSENE NYMEX
QSE SINGAPORE 380CST FUEL OIL NYMEX
QZ1 ETHANOL (PLATTS) T2 FOB RDAM INCL DUTY NYMEX
RB RBOB GASOLINE NYMEX
RR ROUGH RICE CBOT
RS CANOLA ICEFC
RTY E-MINI RUSSELL 2000 CME
RU RUSSIAN RUBLE CME
RVG GULF COAST UNL87 M2 (PLATTS) V RBOB SPRD NYMEX
S SOYBEANS CBOT
SB SUGAR #11 WORLD ICEFU
SF SWISS FRANC CME
SI SILVER COMEX
SM SOYBEAN MEAL CBOT
SP S&P 500 INDEX CME
SPC S&P 500 INDEX CONSOLIDATED CME
TN ULTRA 10 YR US TREASURY NOTE CBOT
TU 2 YR US TREASURY NOTE CBOT
TY 10 YR US TREASURY NOTE CBOT
UB ULTRA US TREASURY BOND CBOT
US US TREASURY BOND CBOT
VX CBOE VOLATILITY INDEX CFE
W WHEAT CBOT
WBS WTI CRUDE ICEEC
XBT CBOE BITCOIN FUTURES CFE
YM E-MINI DOW JONES $5 CBOT
YMC E-MINI DOW JONES $10 CONSOLIDATED CBOT
ZAR USD/SOUTH AFRICAN RAND CME
CFTC CoT Report Field Codes
Char Desc
AD SPREAD ASSET
AL LONG ASSET
AN NET ASSET
AS SHORT ASSET
CI CIT NO SHORT COMMERCIAL
CL LONG COMMERCIAL
CN NET COMMERCIAL
CO CIT NO LONG COMMERCIAL
CS SHORT COMMERCIAL
DD SPREAD DEALER
DL LONG DEALER
DN NET DEALER
DS SHORT DEALER
IL LONG CIT
IS SHORT CIT
LD SPREAD LEVERAGED
LL LONG LEVERAGED
LN NET LEVERAGED
LS SHORT LEVERAGED
MD SPREAD MONEY
ML LONG MONEY
MN NET MONEY
MS SHORT MONEY
ND SPREAD NONCOMMERCIAL
NI CIT NO SHRT NONCOMMERCIAL
NL LONG NONCOMMERCIAL
NN NET NONCOMMERCIAL
NO CIT NO LONG NONCOMMERCIAL
NP CIT NO NET NONCOMMERCIAL
NS SHORT NONCOMMERCIAL
OD SPREAD OTHER
OI OPEN_INTEREST
OL LONG OTHER
ON NET OTHER
OS SHORT OTHER
PL LONG PRODUCT
PN NET PRODUCT
PS SHORT PRODUCT
RL LONG NONREPORT
RN NET NONREPORT
RS SHORT NONREPORT
SD SPREAD SWAP
SL LONG SWAP
SN NET SWAP
SS SHORT SWAP
TA LONG CIT TRADERS
TD SHORT CIT TRADERS
TH CIT NO SHORT TOTL TRADERS
TI SHORT NONCOMM TRADERS
TL LONG TOTAL
TN NET TOTAL
TO LONG NONCOMM TRADERS
TP NET NONCOMM TRADERS
TR CIT NO LONG TOTL TRADERS
TS SHORT TOTAL
TT TOTAL TRADERS