Gold: Traders Increase Their Net-Long Positions
76.8% OF TRADERS ARE NET-LONG
Spot Gold: Retail trader data shows 76.8% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 3.31 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 3.6% higher than yesterday and 8.0% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 6.6% lower than yesterday and 9.4% lower from last week.
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GOLD SENTIMENT CONTINUES TO SUGGEST A BEARISH TRADING 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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