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FTSE 100 IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-short FTSE 100 for the first time since Jan 11, 2021 when FTSE 100 traded near 6,802.90.

FTSE 100 IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-short FTSE 100 for the first time since Jan 11, 2021 when FTSE 100 traded near 6,802.90.

Research, Research Team
FTSE 100 Client Positioning

Number of traders net-short has increased by 85.89% from last week.

SYMBOL

TRADING BIAS

NET-LONG%

NET-SHORT%

CHANGE IN LONGS

CHANGE IN SHORTS

CHANGE IN OI

FTSE 100

BULLISH

47.76%

52.24%

-11.49% Daily

-39.54% Weekly

12.55% Daily

85.89% Weekly

-0.38% Daily

-6.62% Weekly

FTSE 100: Retail trader data shows 47.76% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.09 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-short since Jan 11 when FTSE 100 traded near 6,802.90, price has moved 2.06% higher since then. The number of traders net-long is 11.49% lower than yesterday and 39.54% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 12.55% higher than yesterday and 85.89% 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 Jan 11, 2021 when FTSE 100 traded near 6,802.90. 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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