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Forex Trader Positioning Moderates in US Dollar Pairs ahead of Holiday

Forex Trader Positioning Moderates in US Dollar Pairs ahead of Holiday

View individual currency sections:

EURUSD – Crowd Still Hesitant to Let Go of Net-Short EUR/USD Position

GBPUSD – Rebound Potential Limited as Crowd Maintains Net-Long GBP/USD

USDCAD – Sentiment Remains Extremely One-Sided – and Wrong – in USD/CAD

AUDUSD – Recent Flip in Sentiment Provides Little Clarity for the Australian Dollar

NZDUSD – New Zealand Dollar Could Rally Further as Sentiment Turns More Bearish

XAUUSD – Gold’s Lackluster Performance Sees Shorts Wind down Positions for 2015

Weekly Summary of Forex Trader Sentiment and Changes in Positioning

There have been few major shifts in retail crowd positioning on approach to the holidays, but one thing is clear: traders are reducing net-exposure, ever so slightly. This shift in behavior is typical for this time of year, but highlights the necessity of understanding the trading environment that you’re operating in.

Liquidity conditions may be less consistent over the next several days (probably through January 4, 2016), so while it will be important to keep track of shifts in crowd positioning regularly, it will be even more important to review risk management – which is summarized in the recently updated and insightful “Traits of Successful Traders” series.

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--- Written by Christopher Vecchio, Currency Strategist

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