Market Sentiment Data Bearish for GBP/JPY

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Market sentiment analysis:

  • Trader confidence is broadly neutral at the moment, as many markets trade within narrow ranges.
  • Among the exceptions, Bitcoin continues to power ahead and IG client sentiment data are sending a bearish signal on GBP/JPY.

Bearish signal on GBP/JPY

Traders are unsure currently about the next move in the markets generally, with Bitcoin among the few markets not trading in narrow ranges. However, retail traders are increasingly long GBP/JPY and that is sending a bearish contrarian trading signal.

GBP/JPY Price Chart, Daily Timeframe (September 9, 2020 – April 13, 2021)

Chart by IG (You can click on it for a larger image)



of clients are net long.



of clients are net short.

Change in Longs Shorts OI
Daily -8% -5% -7%
Weekly 66% -24% 6%

In this webinar, I looked at the trends in the major currency, commodity and stock markets, at the forward-looking data on the economic calendar this week, at the IG Client Sentiment page on the DailyFX website, and at the IG Client Sentiment reports that accompany it.

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