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US Dollar Nears Bottom on Trading Crowd Sentiment Shift

US Dollar Nears Bottom on Trading Crowd Sentiment Shift

2011-02-10 15:53:00
David Rodriguez, Head of Product
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Currency trading crowds have recently shifted towards selling the US Dollar against the Euro, British Pound, Japanese Yen, Swiss Franc, and Canadian Dollar—warning of a potential trend shift. Said crowds have remained heavily net-long the US currency as it hit fresh lows on a near-daily basis. Yet those same traders are now closing a lot of those long positions and initiating shorts as the US currency bounces off of recent lows. If we see trading crowds flip net-short the US Dollar after an extended period of staying long, it would produce a strong contrarian signal to buy into US Dollar strength.

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ssi_table_story_body_Picture_5.png, US Dollar Nears Bottom on Trading Crowd Sentiment Shift

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