Markets can be analysed through different methods. Most common are the fundamental as well as the technical analysis. Both methods are widely known and, thus, bear only little informational advantage for the observer. The third, less common technique it the analysis of money flows. With this method, the aim is to anticipate future commodity and currency prices by analyzing the behavior of different market participants. To track that behavior, the CFTCs commitment of traders-report is used. Firstly, the reader will be given an introduction into futures markets. This will make a following theoretical deduction more understandable. Secondly, a breakdown of scientific literature and publications of professional traders will be presented. This part will give the cot-analysis scientific relevance, describe indicators used in this thesis and will give further understanding of the futures markets. Based on the information up to that point, in the next part the theory, the the commitment of traders-reports data enable statements about future commodity prices, will be deducted. In particular, the focus lies on the behavior of hedging large companies. Grounded on that deduction and based on cited literature calculated indicators as well as their theoretical and practical validity are demonstrated. In the last, practical segment, the cot-analysis possibilities and the, previously deducted, theory about the behavior of the market participants are shown. At the same time, the validity of indicators regarding their forecasting abilities are examined.