Investing.com - The Investing.com weekly sentiment index
published on Monday revealed that market players trimmed their
bullish bets on gold futures in the week ending August 22.
According to the report, 56.5% of market players held long
positions in gold last week, down from 71.0% a week earlier.
Meanwhile, 41.9% held long positions in EUR/USD, up from 38.9%
in the preceding week, while 58.1% of investors were long in
GBP/USD, compared to 62.6% a week earlier.
Elsewhere, 58.1% of market participants held long positions in
USD/JPY last week, down from 61.1% a week earlier, while 51.0% of
investors were long USD/CHF, compared to 54.8% in the preceding
Amongst the commodity-linked currencies, 46.1% were long
USD/CAD, up from 41.4% a week earlier, 58.7% held long positions in
AUD/USD, compared to 56.8% in the preceding week, while 64.8% were
long NZD/USD, down from 65.7% a week earlier.
In the equities market, 36.8% of market participants held long
positions in the S&P 500 last week, up from 33.3% in the
The Investing.com series of indexes is developed in-house. Each
index measures overall exposure to major currency pairs,
commodities and indexes, using data from futures exchanges and OTC
providers on all long and short open positions.
A reading between 50%-70% is bullish for the instrument, a
reading between 30% and 50% is bearish, a reading above 70%
indicates overbought conditions and a reading below 30% indicates
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