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Forex Flash: CFTC report presents two big positioning adjustments - TDS

The CFTC Commitments of Traders Report ending February 12 brought two big positioning adjustments, notes the TD Securities Team .

TDS notes: "Firstly, investors went from a flat position in Pound to a large net short (-16.7k contracts—the lowest since June last year) as GBP/USD broke below long-term trend support ahead of the BoE inflation report. The second change in positioning was a big liquidation trade in net long AUD, which were cut to a +54.1k contracts (from + 80.9k contracts in the prior week)."

Forex: EUR/USD breaking below 1.33 points to 1.3255 support – Fan Yang

EUR/USD is currently pushing to fresh session lows at 1.3332, down -0.21% from previous weekly close on Friday, and still above Thursday/Friday's lows around the 1.3310/05 area. According to CMT and FXstreet.com Independent Analyst Fan Yang: “A break below 1.33 continues the current bearish correction, with room to 1.3255 support, as well as a rising trendline that goes back to July 2012 when the bullish trend started,” the analyst says.
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Toshiro Muto leading candidate for BOJ governor post, Reuters says

According to a Reuters article published earlier this morning by Leika Kihara and Yoshifumi Takemoto, "former top financial bureaucrat Toshiro Muto is the leading candidate to become Japan's next central bank governor with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to pick a nominee as early as this week, sources close to the process told Reuters."
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