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Euro Sentiment Warns of Potential for Move Lower

Euro Sentiment Warns of Potential for Move Lower

2017-10-03 15:45:00
Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Strategist
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Euro Sentiment Warns of Potential for Move Lower

Why and how do we use IG Client Sentiment in trading? See our guide and real-time data.

EURUSD: Retail trader data shows 39.6% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.53 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-short since Apr 18 when EURUSD traded near 1.07831; price has moved 9.1% higher since then. The number of traders net-long is 14.9% higher than yesterday and 5.1% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 4.2% lower than yesterday and 1.5% lower from last week.

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-short suggests EURUSD prices may continue to rise. Yet traders are less net-short than yesterday and compared with last week. Recent changes in sentiment warn that the current EURUSD price trend may soon reverse lower despite the fact traders remain net-short.

--- Written by Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Currency Strategist

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