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EUR/USD: Weekly Long Positions Climb 13%

63% of Retail Traders are Net-Long

EURUSD: Retail trader data shows 63.1% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.71 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Oct 01 when EURUSD traded near 1.16344; price has moved 2.1% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 13.5% higher than yesterday and 0.2% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 4.4% higher than yesterday and 1.9% higher from last week.

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Mixed Bias Lurks Over EUR/USD

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggests EURUSD prices may continue to fall. Positioning is more net-long than yesterday but less net-long from last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a further mixed EURUSD trading bias.

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--- Written by Jake Schoenleb, DailyFX Research