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GBP/USD: Weekly Long Positions Decrease 20% Sparking Bullish Bias

GBP/USD: Weekly Long Positions Decrease 20% Sparking Bullish Bias

Jake Schoenleb,
GBP/USD: Weekly Long Positions Decrease 20% Sparking Bullish Bias

Net-Long Positions Fall to a 4-month Low

GBPUSD: Retail trader data shows 63.1% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.71 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Apr 20 when GBPUSD traded near 1.40768; price has moved 6.9% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 7.7% lower than yesterday and 20.6% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 15.7% higher than yesterday and 9.2% lower from last week.

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GBPUSD Sentiment Suggest That Price Could Climb Higher

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

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