With the list and some more "staring" I can make more sense of the chart.
I look at the COT chart on TFC periodically, but not that consistent about it. I like your observation of the "small traders" missing the boat !!!
I probably should pay much more attention and get a better understanding.
I like the line chart display, it seems to give a clearer "picture" of what's going on.
Do you have a link to a COT source that you like that you would be willing to share ???
I have to do some work on this whole COT issue anyway, I have lost sight of some of what is going on.