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FTSE 100 IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-short FTSE 100 for the first time since Jul 20, 2020 when FTSE 100 traded near 6,264.90.

FTSE 100 IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-short FTSE 100 for the first time since Jul 20, 2020 when FTSE 100 traded near 6,264.90.

2020-08-12 15:23:00
Research, Research Team
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FTSE 100 Client Positioning

Number of traders net-short has increased by 45.26% from last week.

SYMBOL

TRADING BIAS

NET-LONG%

NET-SHORT%

CHANGE IN LONGS

CHANGE IN SHORTS

CHANGE IN OI

FTSE 100

BULLISH

49.23%

50.77%

-11.19% Daily

-25.10% Weekly

30.12% Daily

45.26% Weekly

5.87% Daily

-0.67% Weekly

FTSE 100: Retail trader data shows 49.23% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.03 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-short since Jul 20 when FTSE 100 traded near 6,264.90, price has moved 0.17% higher since then. The number of traders net-long is 11.19% lower than yesterday and 25.10% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 30.12% higher than yesterday and 45.26% higher from last week.

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-short suggests FTSE 100 prices may continue to rise.

Our data shows traders are now net-short FTSE 100 for the first time since Jul 20, 2020 when FTSE 100 traded near 6,264.90. Traders are further net-short than yesterday and last week, and the combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger FTSE 100-bullish contrarian trading bias.

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