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Japanese Yen Eyes Further Gains versus the US Dollar

Japanese Yen Eyes Further Gains versus the US Dollar

2015-10-15 15:30:00
Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Sr. Currency Strategist
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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.

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--- Written by Christopher Vecchio, Currency Strategist

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