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EUR/USD: Traders remain net-long since July despite decrease in price

EUR/USD: Traders remain net-long since July despite decrease in price

2019-08-21 12:08:00
Tammy Da Costa, Markets Writer
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EUR/USD IG Client Sentiment

EUR/USD: Net-Short Positions Increase by 14.4% from Last Week

EUR/USD: Retail trader data shows 52.1% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.09 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Jul 01 when EUR/USD traded near 1.13725; price has moved 1.3% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 1.9% lower than yesterday and 5.5% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 10.7% higher than yesterday and 14.4% higher from last week.

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Current Sentiment Suggests Trend may Reverse Higher Despite the Fact that Traders Remain Net-Long

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

-Written by Tammy Da Costa, DailyFX Research

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