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GBP/JPY IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-long GBP/JPY for the first time since Apr 14, 2020 when GBP/JPY traded near 135.29.

GBP/JPY IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-long GBP/JPY for the first time since Apr 14, 2020 when GBP/JPY traded near 135.29.

2020-05-01 15:23:00
Research, Research Team
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GBP/JPY Client Positioning

Number of traders net-short has decreased by 28.79% from last week.

SYMBOL

TRADING BIAS

NET-LONG%

NET-SHORT%

CHANGE IN LONGS

CHANGE IN SHORTS

CHANGE IN OI

GBP/JPY

BEARISH

52.43%

47.57%

0.78% Daily

30.15% Weekly

-38.96% Daily

-28.79% Weekly

-23.05% Daily

-6.62% Weekly

GBP/JPY: Retail trader data shows 52.43% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.10 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Apr 14 when GBP/JPY traded near 135.29, price has moved 1.11% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 0.78% higher than yesterday and 30.15% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 38.96% lower than yesterday and 28.79% lower from last week.

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

Our data shows traders are now net-long GBP/JPY for the first time since Apr 14, 2020 when GBP/JPY traded near 135.29. Traders are further net-long than yesterday and last week, and the combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger GBP/JPY-bearish contrarian trading bias.

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