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SSI: The Speculative Sentiment Index

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The SSI is reported Every Thursday at DailyFX.com and twice every trading day inside DailyFX PLUS.


Retail FX Sentiment Points to Further Euro Strength

Retail FX Sentiment Points to Further Euro Strength

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EURUSD - The ratio of long to short positions in the EURUSD stands at -1.71 as 37% of traders are long. Yesterday the ratio was -1.51; 40% of open positions were long. Long positions are 9.0% lower than yesterday and 15.9% below levels seen last week. Short positions are 3.1% higher than yesterday and 11.4% above levels seen last week. Open interest is 1.7% lower than yesterday and 3.8% below its monthly average. We use our SSI as a contrarian indicator to price action, and the fact that the majority of traders are short gives signal that the EURUSD may continue higher. The trading crowd has grown further net-short from yesterday and last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives a further bullish trading bias.

See next currency section: GBPUSD - Shift in Forex Trader Sentiment Favors British Pound Strength

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