Changing the values of the report would make our research obsolete. That means that many man-hours and computer hours would be lost. It would take a great effort to newly analyze the value of the new format and its correlation to other financial-related data. Because the greater amount of data in the new format and the fear of again changing values in the new-style report would probably keep us from committing us again to such intensive research. The new format, due to the nature of statistics, would take years to produce meaningful data.
There are many other reasons to think of why we would like the COT report to continue, such as the fact that in Europe, Asia, etc., such data are not available. The strength of the COT report lies in the continuation and accessibility of information about the biggest markets in the world. Of course, we do not oppose new data being published. We would just like to keep the old style, and we hope that it could be published simultaneously.
We feel that maybe we should have told you before about our research, so that you would have known the importance of the report to us and the institution it is around the world.
I hope to have provided some input for the discussion of the future of the report. Please feel free to contact me.
Greetings, Carl Borgen