USDJPY: Retail trader data shows 49.5% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.02 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 0.2% higher than yesterday and 11.7% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 2.1% lower than yesterday and 14.2% 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. Positioning is less net-short than yesterday but more net-short from last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a further mixed USDJPY trading bias.
--- Written by Dylan Jusino, DailyFX Research