Forex Historical Position Ratios
See how long-short positions held by OANDA's clients have evolved over time
The following graph shows the historical trend of long-short positions on fxTrade platform alongside the market price for the selected currency pair and time period. Note the Net Position graph is calculated by subtracting the percentage of short positions from long positions. For example, a net position of +20% for EUR/USD means percentages of long and short EUR/USD positions were 60 and 40% respectively (60% Long - 40% Short = Net Long of 20%).
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is weekend data not shown?
A: Trading is not allowed on the OANDA fxTrade platform on weekends, therefore there is no movement in the exchange rate and also no change in the position ratios. As such, weekend data show up as flat lines. By hiding the weekend data, we are able to show you a wider time frame for the same amount of space on screen.
Q: What is the time alignment and frequency of the data snapshots?
A: The time alignment and frequency of the data presented is as follows:
|24 hour period||Every 20 minutes|
|48 hour period||Every 20 minutes|
|1 week period||Every hour|
|1 month period||UTC 00:00, every 3 hours|
|1 year period||UTC 16:00, every day|
Q: How do you calculate the percentage short ratio in the downloaded CSV?
A: In the CSV download, we provide the percentage long ratio, but since the long + short ratio must equal to 100%, you can calculate the percentage short ratio by simply starting with 100% and subtracing the percentage long ratio. For example, if the percentage long ratio is 68%, that means the percentage short is 100% - 68% = 32%.
Q: In the downloaded CSV, what format is the timestamp field in?