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%).

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 periodEvery 20 minutes
48 hour periodEvery 20 minutes
1 week period Every hour
1 month periodUTC 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?

A: The timestamp field in the downloaded CSV is in Unix Time format. You can convert it to your local timezone format in a variety of ways, for example, by going to


This is for general information purposes only - Examples shown are for illustrative purposes and may not reflect current prices from OANDA. It is not investment advice or an inducement to trade. Past history is not an indication of future performance.

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