GBPUSD: 69.7% of Traders Are Net-Long
TRADERS NET-LONG INCREASED BY 29.1% FROM LAST WEEK
GBPUSD: Retail trader data shows 69.7% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 2.3 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Mar 26 when GBPUSD traded near 1.32115; price has moved 0.9% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 2.3% lower than yesterday and 29.1% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 6.0% higher than yesterday and 25.1% lower from last week.
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GBPUSD:SENTIMENT PROMPTS AN UNCLEAR DIRECTION
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 less net-long than yesterday but more net-long from last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a further mixed GBPUSD trading bias.
--- Written by Nancy Pakbaz, CFA, DailyFX Research
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