SSI: The Speculative Sentiment Index
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Euro Forecast was Accurate Last Week, but now what?
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EURUSD – Retail FX traders were recently the most net-short the Euro versus the US Dollar since it traded to $1.40 through May, 2014, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment kept us steadily bullish the EUR/USD. Yet the past week has seen a substantial pullback in short interest. First we saw many traders forced out of short positions as the pair spiked to $1.17, and since then we have seen many take profits on the substantial Euro pullback. Such a dramatic reversal in both price and positioning creates a great deal of uncertainty.
Crowds remain net-short, and we would typically treat this as a contrarian indication that the EUR/USD could continue higher. Yet clear market indecision since last week leaves us waiting for a more sustained shift in sentiment before taking a strong stance.
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