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GBP/USD Sentiment is Unable to Provide a Clear direction

GBP/USD Sentiment is Unable to Provide a Clear direction

Fan Xu,
IG CLIENT SENTIMENT

66% Of Retail Traders are Net-Long

GBPUSD: Retail trader data shows 66.7% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 2.01 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Sep 20 when GBPUSD traded near 1.30194; price has moved 1.7% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 2.9% lower than yesterday and 1.5% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 7.3% lower than yesterday and 3.8% higher from last week.

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GBPUSD Sentiment Prompts a Mixed Bias

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggests GBPUSD prices may continue to fall. Positioning is more net-long than yesterday but less net-long from last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a further mixed GBPUSD trading bias.

--- Written by Fan Xu, DailyFX Research

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