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GBPUSD: Traders Remained Net-Long Since March 26

GBPUSD: Traders Remained Net-Long Since March 26

2019-04-23 15:42:00
Nancy Pakbaz, CFA, Markets Writer
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76.1% OF TRADERS ARE NET-LONG

GBPUSD: Retail trader data shows 76.1% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 3.18 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Mar 26 when GBPUSD traded near 1.3205; price has moved 1.5% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 6.0% higher than yesterday and 30.0% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 9.5% higher than yesterday and 15.3% lower from last week.

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GBPUSD: SENTIMENT SUGGESTS A MIXED TRADING 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 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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