USD/JPY: Bullish Bias As Net-Short Exposure Outnumbers Net-Long
Weekly Net-Long Exposure Spikes 24.7%
USDJPY: Retail trader data shows 45.7% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.19 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 0.9% higher than yesterday and 24.7% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 14.4% higher than yesterday and 12.7% higher from last week.
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Net-Shorts Suggest Bullish Bias
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 Jack Schwarze, DailyFX Research