NET-SHORT TRADERS INCREASE BY 79.2% FROM LAST WEEK
GBPUSD: Retail trader data shows 60.0% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.5 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Feb 04 when GBPUSD traded near 1.30262; price has moved 0.6% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 4.3% higher than yesterday and 48.2% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 5.5% higher than yesterday and 79.2% higher from last week.
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GBPUSD: SENTIMENT SUGGESTS PRICE TREND MAY SOON REVERSE
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 Nancy Pakbaz, CFA, DailyFX Research
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