Forex Market Analysis: EUR/USD Sentiment, Contrarian Approaches, and Market Performance

March 29, 2024


  • Euro Market Sentiment Overview: Market sentiment analysis for EUR/USD, EUR/GBP, EUR/JPY.
  • Popularity in Trading: Trading can appear as a popularity contest; discerning traders find value in contrarian approaches.
  • IG Client Sentiment as a Contrarian Indicator: This tool provides insights into market sentiment, helping to identify potential opportunities to go against the mainstream trend.
  • Sentiment Analysis for EUR/USD:
  • Retail traders are significantly bullish on EUR/USD, with 60.78% taking long positions.
  • The long-to-short ratio stands at 1.55 to 1.
  • There’s been a notable increase in long positions (up 3.99% from yesterday and 35.69% from last week), while short positions have seen a significant decrease.
  • Contrarian Interpretation: The strong bullish sentiment on EUR/USD may indicate a contrarian signal for a potential decline in the near term.
  • Combining Strategies for Trading: Contrarian indicators are most effective when used as part of a comprehensive strategy that includes technical and fundamental analysis.
  • Top of Form


  • S&P 500 Record High: Closed the first quarter of 2024 with a record, marking its best performance since 2019.
  • Market Performance: The S&P 500 and Dow Jones both increased by more than 0.1%, while the Nasdaq slipped by 0.1%.
  • Consistent Growth: All three major stock averages have risen for five consecutive months.
  • Quarterly Closure: With markets closing for Good Friday, Thursday was the final trading day of the quarter.
  • Broadening Rally: Initially driven by megacap stocks, the market rally is now expanding more broadly.
  • Wall Street Targets: Firms are raising their year-end price targets for the S&P 500 due to its strong performance.
  • Economic Growth Data: Fourth quarter GDP growth was revised up to 3.4% from 3.2%.
  • Employment Figures: Initial jobless claims were slightly below estimates at 210,000 for the last week.
  • Upcoming Key Data: Investors are awaiting the PCE price index, the Federal Reserve’s favored measure of inflation.

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