GBP/USD: Weekly Short Positions Decrease 34% Sparking Bearish Bias

GBP/USD: Weekly Short Positions Decrease 34% Sparking Bearish Bias

Weekly Net-Long Positions Increase 18%

GBPUSD: Retail trader data shows 69.3% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 2.26 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Sep 20 when GBPUSD traded near 1.30758; price has moved 0.7% lower since then. The number of traders net-long is 2.5% higher than yesterday and 18.8% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 13.9% lower than yesterday and 34.6% lower from last week.

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GBPUSD Sentiment Suggest That Price Could Fall

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

— Written by Jake Schoenleb, DailyFX Research

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