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Investing.com sentiment report: bearish euro bets jump last week

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Investing.com - The Investing.com weekly sentiment index published on Monday revealed that market players added to their bearish bets on the euro in the week ending January 23.

According to the report, 23.9% of investors held long positions in EUR/USD last week, down from 28.9% in the preceding week. A reading below 30% indicates oversold conditions.

Meanwhile, 35.4% of investors were long in GBP/USD, little changed from 35.7% a week earlier.

Elsewhere, 55.7% of market participants held long positions in USD/JPY, down from 61.6% during the previous week, while 45.5% of investors were long USD/CHF, compared to 55.3% in the preceding week.

Amongst the commodity-linked currencies, 48.6% were long USD/CAD, up from 43.2% a week earlier, 37.7% held long positions in AUD/USD, compared to 36.3% in the preceding week, while 41.2% were long NZD/USD, up from 39.4% a week earlier.

In the commodities market, 57.0% of market participants held long positions in gold futures as of last week, improving from 53.3% in the previous week.

The report also showed that 47.2% of investors were long the S&P 500 as of last week, down from 51.7% in the preceding week.

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 oversold conditions.

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.

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