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ssi_gbp-usd_1_body_Picture_39.png, British Pound Surge Aided by Retail Crowd Piling in ShortTo be added to Christopher’s e-mail distribution list, please fill out this form.

GBPUSD – Short interest in GBPUSD has skyrocketed after a sharp rally from below $1.6300 last week to the 2014 highs (and the highest level since May 2011) at 1.6670. The retail crowd is attempting to pick the top.

Trade Implications – GBPUSD: Retail FX traders have gone ‘all in’ on shorting the GBPUSD, with the SSI ratio diving to -8.26. That means there are 8.26 traders short for every 1 long. A break of the yearly high could result in a stop run/short covering rally as clearly the market is heavily tilted towards one side. Only once retail traders capitulate will the GBPUSD bullish bias ease.

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