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GBP/USD: Weekly Long Positions Soar 24% to a 6-Month High

GBP/USD: Weekly Long Positions Soar 24% to a 6-Month High

2018-10-30 17:00:00
Jake Schoenleb,
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GBP/USD: Weekly Long Positions Soar 24% to a 6-Month High

78% Of Retail Traders are Net-Long

GBPUSD: Retail trader data shows 78.5% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 3.66 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Sep 20 when GBPUSD traded near 1.30674; price has moved 2.7% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 1.4% higher than yesterday and 24.5% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 7.5% lower than yesterday and 25.6% lower from last week.

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GBPUSD Sentiment Suggest That Price Could Fall

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 Jake Schoenleb, DailyFX Research

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