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SSI: The Speculative Sentiment Index

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The SSI is reported Every Thursday at and twice every trading day inside DailyFX PLUS.

US Dollar Likely to Test Key Support versus Yen

US Dollar Likely to Test Key Support versus Yen

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USDJPY - The ratio of long to short positions in the USDJPY stands at 2.50 as 71% of traders are long. Yesterday the ratio was 2.42; 71% of open positions were long. Long positions are 2.4% lower than yesterday and 4.5% below levels seen last week. Short positions are 5.7% lower than yesterday and 25.4% below levels seen last week. Open interest is 3.3% lower than yesterday and 7.8% below 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 USDJPY may continue lower. The trading crowd has grown further net-long from yesterday and last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives a further bearish trading bias.

See next currency section:AUDUSD - Australian Dollar Fails to Rally Above Key Resistance

Written by David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist for

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