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Gold Outlook Deteriorating amid Sentiment Shift

Gold Outlook Deteriorating amid Sentiment Shift

2017-09-26 16:15:00
Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Sr. Currency Strategist
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Gold Outlook Deteriorating amid Sentiment Shift

Why and how do we use IG Client Sentiment in trading? See our guide and real-time data.

Spot Gold: Retail trader data shows 74.5% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 2.93 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 4.2% higher than yesterday and 15.8% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 13.1% lower than yesterday and 21.3% lower from last week.

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 Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Currency Strategist

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