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FTSE 100 IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-short FTSE 100 for the first time since Aug 18, 2021 when FTSE 100 traded near 7,117.40.

FTSE 100 IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-short FTSE 100 for the first time since Aug 18, 2021 when FTSE 100 traded near 7,117.40.

Research, Research Team
FTSE 100 Client Positioning

Number of traders net-short has increased by 34.46% from last week.

SYMBOL

TRADING BIAS

NET-LONG%

NET-SHORT%

CHANGE IN LONGS

CHANGE IN SHORTS

CHANGE IN OI

FTSE 100

BULLISH

48.67%

51.33%

-17.43% Daily

-10.64% Weekly

63.60% Daily

34.46% Weekly

10.72% Daily

7.95% Weekly

FTSE 100: Retail trader data shows 48.67% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.05 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-short since Aug 18 when FTSE 100 traded near 7,117.40, price has moved 0.97% higher since then. The number of traders net-long is 17.43% lower than yesterday and 10.64% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 63.60% higher than yesterday and 34.46% 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 Aug 18, 2021 when FTSE 100 traded near 7,117.40. 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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