We're halfway through this week's first trading day, so it's time for the Dukascopy Midday Snapshot. Euro/Dollar declined by 42 pips to trade point 3% South of the opening level at noon. Traded volume is low and sentiment of the market players is neutral, long positions outweigh short ones by 8%. Gradual decline has provided profit chances for bears, but the passive trading is the limiting... Еще factor. Pound/Dollar rose after the early decline, but another drop puts it point 36% in the red at midday. The Cable sees 41% less than typical funds and sentiment of the traders is neutral, just 7% long. Both sides have had their chances, but the slow trading is what should make changes in funds less significant. Dollar/Yen rose sharply after the early decline and surge has resulted in a gain of point 35%. This pair sees just half of the monthly average funds and most of the traders have been forecasting the rate to move higher. Steep rise suggests profits for investors and a more active approach would have increased them. Pound/Yen’s trend has been changing and the pair was back near the opening level at 12 o’clock. Traded volume is extremely low and sentiment of the traders is neutral, just 7% long. Both sides have had their chances, but trading has been generally on low volume. Euro/Yen has traded in a total range of just 45 pips and traded volume is extremely low. Sentiment of the market players is neutral, 6% long. Both sides have had their chances, but they have been limited by the passive trading and narrow price movement range. I’m Jessica Walker and that concludes Monday's Midday Snapshot, but you may track the latest market movements with the hourly updates.