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U.S. Treasury bearish bets expand across curve but five-year shorts trimmed -CFTC

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) - Speculators trimmed their net bearish bets on U.S. Treasury five-year note futures to their lowest since September 2021 in the latest week, but increased bearish bets across the rest of the curve, Commodity Futures Trading Commission data showed on Friday.

The amount of speculators' bearish, or short, positions in five-year Treasury futures exceeded bullish, or long, positions by 104,091 contracts.

Net shorts on U.S. ultra-long bonds expanded to 345,056 contracts, the highest since July 2020, according to CFTC data. (Reporting by Davide Barbuscia; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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