USD longs chopped again - Nomura

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  1. FXStreet_Team

    FXStreet_Team Well-Known Member Trader

    Oct 7, 2015
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    FXStreet (Bali) - According to the IMM data for the week ended October 20, non-commercial accounts sold $7.0bn of USD, bringing positioning to $15.8bn, notes the Global FX Strategy Team at Nomura.

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    "This is the least net long USD has been since July 2014 and USD positioning is down 72% from the peak in January. While positioning increased again since Tuesday by $3.7bn, positioning still remains at the low end of the 15-month range."

    "Specs bought $2.6bn EUR on the week ended Tuesday. This brought official positioning in EUR to -$8.9bn. Specs sold $1.3bn of EUR since Tuesday, which brought positioning back down to -$10.2bn, which is near the high end of the range since July 2014."

    "JPY positioning very nearly turned positive for the first time in years, as noncommercial accounts bought $1.1bn of JPY on the week, bringing positioning to $0.4bn. Since then however, we estimate $1.9bn of selling, bringing positioning back down to -$2.3bn."

    "GBP positioning flipped to $0.7bn from -$0.7bn on $1.4bn of buying on the week ended Tuesday. GBP positioning had seldom been positive since August 201."
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