Speculative Sentiment Index

To Buy Or Not To Buy: That Is The Question.

Unlike major equities or futures markets, there is no single centralized exchange for forex trading. Such decentralized activity makes it impossible to find uniform volume or open interest. In layman’s terms: How do you find the ratio of buyers and sellers in the spot forex market? The information is critically important and can help a trader determine if it is better to be a buyer or seller.

The DailyFX PLUS Speculative Sentiment Index (SSI) fills the gap by offering access to FXCM’s proprietary volume and positioning information, giving an unparalleled view of forex market sentiment. See example below. For up to date SSI data, log into DailyFX PLUS.

VideoSpeculative Sentiment Index (3:05)

The SSI data includes:

Positioning

SSI Positioning
  • Ratio of buy trades to sell trades in a given pair

Open Interest

SSI Open Interest
  • Percentage of total trades open in a given pair

Daily Change Long

SSI Daily Change Long
  • Percentage change of buy trades in a given pair

Daily Change Short

SSI Daily Change Short
  • Percentage change of sell trades in a given pair

The DailyFX PLUS Speculative Sentiment Index (SSI) is an excellent tool to gauge trader positioning and sentiment in the forex market, and it can help you decide which side of the trade to be on.

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