David Wagner, Research Analyst at Nomura, notes that according to the IMM data for the week ended February 02, non-commercial accounts sold USD to the tune of -$5.3bn, bringing positioning in USD down to $25.3bn. Key Quotes “Our real time estimator suggests a further -$5.5bn of longs were cut since then, bringing estimated net longs to a low of $19.8bn, which would be the lowest level since the low in October 2015. EUR shorts were cut by $5.4bn on the week, with net shorts at -$11.9bn as of Tuesday; our real-time estimator suggests that shorts were reduced by a further $2.4bn since then, bringing net shorts to -$9.5bn. As of Tuesday, this is the lowest level of shorts since October 2015, when net shorts posted its last low. JPY longs were cut by -$1.4bn for the week ended February 02, bringing net longs down to $3.9bn, which is 70% of the maximum net long position (which was realized last week). However, our real-time estimator suggests that since then, non-commercial accounts bought JPY to the tune of $2.5bn, bringing net longs above last week’s high to $6.4bn.” For more information, read our latest forex news.