Net-Short Positions Increase 8.4% This Week

GBPUSD: Retail trader data shows 69.6% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 2.29 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Apr 20 when GBPUSD traded near 1.4131; price has moved 6.4% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 3.6% lower than yesterday and 6.8% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 0.9% lower than yesterday and 8.4% higher from last week.

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GBP/USD Trades with Bullish Bias

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggests GBPUSD 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 GBPUSD price trend may soon reverse higher despite the fact traders remain net-long.

--- Written by Jake Schoenleb, DailyFX Research