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Retail Crowds Heavily Long US Dollar into FOMC Meeting

Retail Crowds Heavily Long US Dollar into FOMC Meeting

David Rodriguez, Head of Product

Our retail FX trader-based sentiment data shows that crowds remain heavily long the US Dollar (ticker: USDOLLAR) ahead of the critical US FOMC rate decision. Our contrarian sentiment-based strategies have sold the USD accordingly.

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It’s difficult to advocate taking fresh US Dollar short positions ahead of a potentially pivotal event, but recent price action and retail sentiment clearly favors continued USD losses.

We will watch market reactions to the US Federal Reserve, and indeed we may need to shift our current US Dollar-bearish forecasts on any particularly strong surprises.

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--- Written by David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist for

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