Yen Shows Signs of Strength with Bullish Contrarian Bias

USDJPY: Retail trader data shows 48.6% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.06 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 0.7% lower than yesterday and 8.3% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 1.6% higher than yesterday and 0.2% higher from last week.

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-short suggests USDJPY prices may continue to rise. Traders are further net-short than yesterday and last week, and the combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger USDJPY-bullish contrarian trading bias.

--- Written by Dylan Jusino, DailyFX Research