Retail traders remain their most aggressively net-long the US Dollar (ticker: USDOLLAR) against the Canadian Dollar since the USDCAD traded towards significant lows near C$0.9800, and it remains dangerous to join crowds in selling the resilient Canadian currency.
There are over 5 traders long USDCAD for every one that is short. We most often use the Speculative Sentiment Indicator as a contrarian signal to price; if crowds are long, we prefer to sell. Indeed, our SSI-based trading strategies have successfully sold into USDCAD declines. It is important to note that such one-sided extremes often occur at tops and bottoms. Yet we hesitate to call for high probability of reversal until we see an important pullback in positioning.
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--- Written by David Rodriguez, Quantitative Strategist for DailyFX.com
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