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Gold Sentiment Gives a Strong Bearish Bias

Gold Sentiment Gives a Strong Bearish Bias

2018-12-12 20:00:00
Nancy Pakbaz, CFA, Markets Writer
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PERCENTAGE OF NET-LONG TRADERS CONTINUE TO INCREASE

Spot Gold: Retail trader data shows 77.7% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 3.49 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 0.7% higher than yesterday and 5.5% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 5.2% lower than yesterday and 3.1% lower from last week.

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POTENTIAL DECREASE IN GOLD PRICES LEADS TO A BEARISH BIAS

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggests Spot Gold 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 Spot Gold-bearish contrarian trading bias.

--- Written by Nancy Pakbaz, CFA, DailyFX Research

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