SSI: The Speculative Sentiment Index
The FXCM Speculative Sentiment Index provides an in-depth look at how retail FX traders are positioned and provides unique insight into market price moves and overall direction. Unlike major equities or futures markets, there is no single centralized exchange for forex trading. Such decentralized activity makes finding uniform volume or open interstest data impossible. DailyFX fills the gap by offering access to FXCM's proprietary volume and positioning information.
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The SSI is reported Every Thursday at DailyFX.com and twice every trading day inside DailyFX PLUS.
British Pound Forecast Remains Bearish Despite Positioning Narrowing
GBPUSD - The ratio of long to short positions in the GBPUSD stands at 2.55 as 72% of traders are long. Yesterday the ratio was 2.50; 71% of open positions were long. Long positions are 0.8% higher than yesterday and 12.0% below levels seen last week. Short positions are 1.1% lower than yesterday and 4.4% above levels seen last week. Open interest is 0.2% higher than yesterday and 10.1% above its monthly average. We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are long gives signal that the GBPUSD may continue lower. The trading crowd has grown further net-long from yesterday but moderated since last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives a further mixed trading bias.
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--- Written by Christopher Vecchio, Currency Strategist
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