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US Dollar Remains a Sell versus Japanese Yen

US Dollar Remains a Sell versus Japanese Yen

2017-08-07 17:20:00
David Rodriguez, Head of Product
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US Dollar Remains a Sell versus Japanese Yen

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USDJPY: Retail trader data shows 75.7% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 3.12 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Jul 18 when USDJPY traded near 112.569; price has moved 1.6% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 15.6% higher than yesterday and 22.9% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 1.6% higher than yesterday and 24.8% 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.

See next article in this week’s report: Gold Price - Price Outlook Turns Positive

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