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Crowds Short Euro Post-ECB - They Might Be Right

Crowds Short Euro Post-ECB - They Might Be Right

David Rodriguez, Head of Product
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FXCM Execution Desk data shows that retail traders remain heavily long the US Dollar (ticker: USDOLLAR) against the Euro, and a disappointment in the recent ECB rate decision suggests the crowd stands to gain on EURUSD declines.

We most often go against crowd sentiment, and the fact that crowds are heavily short EURUSD would normally lead us to go in the opposite direction and call for gains. Yet our Speculative Sentiment Index works best as a contrarian indicator through volatile FX market conditions; US Dollar volatility remains near its lowest levels in five years.

The combination of low volatility and critical downside risks to the Euro in September lead us to join crowds as they remain bearish EURUSD. And indeed, we see reason to join the crowd in buying US Dollars across other major currency pairs.

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--- Written by David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist for

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