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Gold Price Shows Clear Risk of Sustained Turnaround

Gold Price Shows Clear Risk of Sustained Turnaround

David Rodriguez, Head of Product


Why and how do we use IG Client Sentiment in trading? See our guide and real-time data.

Spot Gold: Retail trader data shows 75.0% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 3.0 to 1. The percentage of traders net-long is now its lowest since Jun 16 when it traded near 1253.52. The number of traders net-long is 6.2% lower than yesterday and 20.3% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 21.5% higher than yesterday and 34.2% higher from last week.

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggests Spot Gold 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 Spot Gold price trend may soon reverse higher despite the fact traders remain net-long.

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