EUR/USD Futures OI Increased by a Whopping 21K Last Friday

EUR/USD Futures OI Increased by a Whopping 21K Last Friday

2 May 2016, 09:12
Roberto Jacobs
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EUR/USD Futures OI Increased by a Whopping 21K Last Friday

Preliminary data from the CME Group shows that futures traders added new business aggressively in the 6E contract (EUR/USD) last Friday, as the Euro broke through a key area of resistance at 1.14, suggesting that the upside resolution is being backed up by new players.

Open Interest shows a massive increase at key level

The increase in open interest* on Friday, April 30th, was of a whopping 21,153 contracts that were added in a day that a commanding bullish breakout candle was printed, which makes the case for additional long-side follow through this week quite compelling, as the market continues to price out US rate hike chances in H1 2016.

*Note, if instead of an increase in open interest in the 6E contract last Friday, we had seen a negative reading, that implies a withdrawal of liquidity, via shorts EUR closing their positions, also referred as short squeeze; when that occurs, despite the appreciation in the Euro, it implies no substance/commitment behind the bullish move.


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