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British Pound Posed to Lose versus Japanese Yen

British Pound Posed to Lose versus Japanese Yen

David Rodriguez, Head of Product

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GBPJPYFairly one-sided trader sentiment warns that the British Pound may continue lower versus the Japanese Yen.

Trade Implications – GBPJPY:Our retail FX trader sample shows there are nearly 1.9 open positions long the GBPJPY for every one that is short, and a contrarian view if crowd sentiment leaves us watching for weakness. A material turn in GBPUSD positions admittedly gives us pause in calling for GBP weakness, but we likewise see risk of a potentially significant USDJPY breakdown. Time will tell whether the JPY can outpace the suddenly-resurgent Sterling.

See next currency section: EURUSD - Euro Likely Turns the Corner on Key Warning Signs

--- Written by David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist for

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