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US Dollar may Rally Further versus Japanese Yen

US Dollar may Rally Further versus Japanese Yen

2017-06-26 18:55:00
David Rodriguez, Head of Product
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US Dollar may Rally Further versus Japanese Yen

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USDJPY: Retail trader data shows 61.9% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.62 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since May 17 when USDJPY traded near 113.757; price has moved 1.9% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 3.3% lower than yesterday and 12.0% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 6.0% higher than yesterday and 13.7% higher from last week.

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggests USDJPY prices may continue to fall. Yet traders are less net-long than yesterday and compared with last week. Recent changes in sentiment warn that the current USDJPY price trend may soon reverse higher despite the fact traders remain net-long.

See next article in this week’s report: Gold Price - Price Forecast to Fall Further on Key Sentiment Shift

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