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US Dollar - Is it a Buy or Sell versus Japanese Yen?

US Dollar - Is it a Buy or Sell versus Japanese Yen?

David Rodriguez, Head of Product
US Dollar - Is it a Buy or Sell versus Japanese Yen?

Why and how do we use IG Client Sentiment in trading? See our guide and real-time data.

USDJPY: Retail trader data shows 66.6% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 2.0 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Jul 18 when USDJPY traded near 112.602; price has moved 1.9% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 7.0% higher than yesterday and 14.3% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 3.1% higher than yesterday and 7.5% lower 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. Traders are further net-long than yesterday and last week, and the combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger USDJPY-bearish contrarian trading bias.

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