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Gold Sentiment is Unable to Provide a Clear Direction

Gold Sentiment is Unable to Provide a Clear Direction

2019-01-03 15:30:00
Fan Xu,
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74% of Traders are Net-Long

Spot Gold: Retail trader data shows 74.7% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 2.96 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 1.6% higher than yesterday and 1.9% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 4.9% lower than yesterday and 19.7% higher from last week.

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Gold Sentiment Prompts a Mixed 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. Positioning is more net-long than yesterday but less net-long from last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a further mixed Spot Gold trading bias.

--- Written by Fan Xu, DailyFX Research

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