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EUR/USD: Traders Decrease Their Net-Long Positions

EUR/USD: Traders Decrease Their Net-Long Positions

2018-12-19 17:50:00
Nancy Pakbaz, CFA, Markets Writer
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47.4% OF TRADERS ARE NET-LONG, A DECREASE FROM LAST WEEK

EURUSD: Retail trader data shows 47.4% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.11 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 7.7% lower than yesterday and 22.5% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 3.5% higher than yesterday and 35.5% higher from last week.

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EUR/USD SENTIMENT GIVES A BULLISH BIAS

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-short suggests EURUSD prices may continue to rise. Traders are further net-short than yesterday and last week, and the combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger EURUSD-bullish contrarian trading bias.

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--- Written by Nancy Pakbaz, CFA, DailyFX Research

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