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GBP/USD IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-short GBP/USD for the first time since Mar 18, 2021 when GBP/USD traded near 1.39.

GBP/USD IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-short GBP/USD for the first time since Mar 18, 2021 when GBP/USD traded near 1.39.

Research, Research Team
GBP/USD Client Positioning

Number of traders net-short has increased by 25.58% from last week.

SYMBOL

TRADING BIAS

NET-LONG%

NET-SHORT%

CHANGE IN LONGS

CHANGE IN SHORTS

CHANGE IN OI

GBP/USD

BULLISH

49.64%

50.36%

2.17% Daily

-13.78% Weekly

16.88% Daily

25.58% Weekly

9.08% Daily

2.38% Weekly

GBP/USD: Retail trader data shows 49.64% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.01 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-short since Mar 18 when GBP/USD traded near 1.39, price has moved 1.05% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 2.17% higher than yesterday and 13.78% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 16.88% higher than yesterday and 25.58% higher from last week.

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-short suggests GBP/USD prices may continue to rise.

Our data shows traders are now net-short GBP/USD for the first time since Mar 18, 2021 when GBP/USD traded near 1.39. Traders are further net-short than yesterday and last week, and the combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger GBP/USD-bullish contrarian trading bias.

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