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USDJPY Rallies Should be Sold, Dips Bought

USDJPY Rallies Should be Sold, Dips Bought

David Rodriguez, Head of Product


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USDJPY - The ratio of long to short positions in the USDJPY stands at 1.79 as 64% of traders are long. Yesterday the ratio was 1.92; 66% of open positions were long. Long positions are 8.0% lower than yesterday and 6.3% below levels seen last week. Short positions are 1.7% lower than yesterday and 5.5% below levels seen last week. Open interest is 5.8% lower than yesterday and 7.2% below its monthly average. We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are long gives signal that the USDJPY may continue lower. The trading crowd has grown less net-long from yesterday and last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives a further mixed trading bias.

See next currency section: AUDUSD - Australian Dollar at Risk of Turn Lower

Written by David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist for

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