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British Pound May Reverse Lower on Sentiment Shift

British Pound May Reverse Lower on Sentiment Shift

2017-05-18 17:40:00
DailyFX Research,
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British Pound May Reverse Lower on Sentiment Shift

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GBPUSD: Retail trader data shows 43.5% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.3 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-short since Apr 12 when GBPUSD traded near 1.23717; price has moved 5.1% higher since then. The number of traders net-long is 5.3% lower than yesterday and 1.2% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 8.2% lower than yesterday and 8.0% 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. Yet traders are less net-short than yesterday and compared with last week. Recent changes in sentiment warn that the current GBPUSD price trend may soon reverse lower despite the fact traders remain net-short.

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