GBP/USD

Traders Remain Net-Long Since Apr 20

GBPUSD: Retail trader data shows 72.3% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 2.62 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Apr 20 when GBPUSD traded near 1.42933; price has moved 6.5% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 1.3% lower than yesterday and 2.2% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 10.5% lower than yesterday and 1.5% lower from last week.

GBP Maintains Bearish Trading Bias

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

--- Written by Abdullah AlAmoudi, DailyFX Research