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Japanese Yen Eyes Further Gains versus the US Dollar

Japanese Yen Eyes Further Gains versus the US Dollar

Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Strategist
Japanese Yen Eyes Further Gains versus the US Dollar

USDJPY - The ratio of long to short positions in the USDJPY stands at 2.79 as 74% of traders are long. Yesterday the ratio was 2.63; 72% of open positions were long. Long positions are 3.2% higher than yesterday and 10.5% above levels seen last week. Short positions are 2.9% lower than yesterday and 9.7% below levels seen last week. Open interest is 1.5% higher than yesterday and 8.4% above 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 further net-long from yesterday and last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives a further bearish trading bias.

How do we interpret the SSI? Watch an FXCM Expo Presentation that explains the SSI.

--- Written by Christopher Vecchio, Currency Strategist

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