Trader Sentiment May Trigger Reversal in Gold

Spot Gold: Retail trader data shows 71.2% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 2.47 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 2.0% higher than yesterday and 0.6% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 10.7% higher than yesterday and 8.0% higher 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. Yet traders are less net-long than yesterday and compared with last week. Recent changes in sentiment warn that the current Spot Gold price trend may soon reverse higher despite the fact traders remain net-long.

--- Written by Dylan Jusino, DailyFX Research