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Australian Dollar Decline May Be Nearing Short-term Turn

Australian Dollar Decline May Be Nearing Short-term Turn

Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Strategist
Australian Dollar Decline May Be Nearing Short-term Turn

AUDUSD - The ratio of long to short positions in the AUDUSD stands at 2.11 as 68% of traders are long. Yesterday the ratio was 2.11; 68% of open positions were long. Long positions are 8.0% lower than yesterday and 17.1% below levels seen last week. Short positions are 8.0% lower than yesterday and 24.7% above levels seen last week. Open interest is 8.0% lower than yesterday and 2.6% 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 AUDUSD 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.

How do we interpret the SSI? Watch an FXCM Expo Presentation that explains the SSI.

--- Written by Christopher Vecchio, Currency Strategist

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