British Pound Mixed Despite 13% Spike in Net Long
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GBPUSD: Retail trader data shows 40.1% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.5 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-short since Apr 12 when GBPUSD traded near 1.23716; price has moved 4.5% higher since then. The number of traders net-long is 13.3% higher than yesterday and 4.5% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 2.7% lower than yesterday and 1.8% lower from last week.
We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-short suggests GBPUSD prices may continue to rise. Positioning is less net-short than yesterday but more net-short from last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a further mixed GBPUSD trading bias.
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