David Rodriguez

Quantitative Strategist

Expertise:
Quantitative analysis, algorithmic trading, and retail trader sentiment.
David Rodriguez is a Quantitative Strategist for DailyFX, specializing in statistical studies and the algorithmic trading systems which drive the DailyFX PLUS Trading Signals. He holds a degree in economics from Williams College with heavy emphasis on quantitative methods and began trading financial markets during the tech boom and bust of 1999-2001. Though his focus has shifted to currencies, he keeps his finger on the pulse of a broad range of financial instruments.

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Dollar Poised to Fall Further, While S&P 500 Looks like a Buy

Retail FX and CFD traders remain heavily long the US Dollar and short the S&P 500. We think the USD/JPY falls further, but the S&P could continue onto fresh peaks.

S&P 500 Looks to Rally onto Fresh Highs

Retail traders remain very aggressively net-short the SPX500—a CFD which tracks the price of the US S&P 500—and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment leaves us firmly in favor of buyin...

German DAX Uptrend Remains Intact

Retail traders remain short the GER30—a CFD contract which tracks the German DAX—and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment points to further DAX gains.

Gold Price Likely to hit Key Range Highs

Retail FX traders continue to sell into Gold price strength, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment suggests XAU/USD may trade onto fresh highs.

US Dollar Forecast to Fall Further versus Yen

Retail FX traders remain extremely net-long the US Dollar versus the Japanese Yen, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment points to further USD/JPY weakness.

Recent Moves Confirm End to British Pound Downtrend

Retail FX traders recently turned net-short the British Pound versus the US Dollar, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment leaves us in favor of buying into recent strength.

Euro Remains Likely to Test Key Highs

Retail FX traders are net-short the Euro versus the US Dollar and have remained short since the pair set a key low near $1.09 in early March.

US Dollar Remains a Sell while S&P 500 is a Buy - What could Change?

Heavily one-sided retail FX and CFD trader sentiment warns the US Dollar may continue to lose versus the Euro and Japanese Yen, while we expect the S&P 500 and German DAX will rally until this ch...

S&P 500 Remains a Buy until this Changes

Retail traders are their most short the SPX500—a CFD which tracks the price of the US S&P 500—since its inception.

German DAX Likely to Hit Fresh Highs

Retail traders remain heavily short the GER30—a CFD contract which tracks the German DAX—and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment points to further DAX gains.

Gold Price Outlook Remains Bullish until this Changes

Retail FX traders have sold aggressively into recent Gold price strength, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment favors a XAU/USD rally onto fresh highs.

US Dollar to Fall Further versus Japanese Yen

Retail FX traders remain extremely net-long the US Dollar versus the Japanese Yen, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment points to further USD/JPY weakness.

British Pound Downtrend May Finally be Over

Retail FX traders have recently sold into British Pound gains versus the US Dollar, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment suggests the GBP/USD could continue onto fresh highs.

Euro Forecast Could Shift Rapidly

Retail FX traders remain short the Euro versus the US Dollar, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment favors near-term Euro strength.

Forex Positions at Extremes - Something Big on the Horizon

Retail forex traders continue buying aggressively into US Dollar weakness, while positioning on the S&P 500 remains near records. We’re on the verge of something big—here’s what...

S&P 500 in a Precarious Position – What to Watch

Retail CFD traders continue to hold a near-record short position in the SPX500, which tracks the fair value of S&P 500 futures prices. A purely contrarian view of crowd sentiment points to furthe...

German DAX May Stick to Tight Trading Range

Retail traders have once again turned net-long the GER30, which tracks the German DAX, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment points to further DAX declines.

Gold Prices May Break to Fresh Highs

Retail traders have most recently sold into Gold price strength, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment points to further gains.

Japanese Yen Forecast to Rally until this Changes

Retail FX traders are extremely long the US Dollar versus the Japanese Yen, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment warns the USD/JPY could continue onto fresh lows.

Critical to Watch British Pound at Key Lows

Retail FX traders have bought aggressively into recent British Pound losses versus the US Dollar, and a contrarian view of crowd sentiment points to further GBP/USD weakness.


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