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FTSE 100 IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-long FTSE 100 for the first time since Apr 22, 2020 08:00 GMT when FTSE 100 traded near 5,763.50.

FTSE 100 IG Client Sentiment: Our data shows traders are now net-long FTSE 100 for the first time since Apr 22, 2020 08:00 GMT when FTSE 100 traded near 5,763.50.

2020-04-30 17:23:00
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FTSE 100 Client Positioning

Number of traders net-short has decreased by 21.25% from last week.

SYMBOL

TRADING BIAS

NET-LONG%

NET-SHORT%

CHANGE IN LONGS

CHANGE IN SHORTS

CHANGE IN OI

FTSE 100

BEARISH

51.51%

48.49%

47.37% Daily

28.10% Weekly

-26.29% Daily

-21.25% Weekly

-0.73% Daily

-1.76% Weekly

FTSE 100: Retail trader data shows 51.51% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.06 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-long since Apr 22 when FTSE 100 traded near 5,763.50, price has moved 1.84% higher since then. The number of traders net-long is 47.37% higher than yesterday and 28.10% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 26.29% lower than yesterday and 21.25% lower from last week.

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

Our data shows traders are now net-long FTSE 100 for the first time since Apr 22, 2020 08:00 GMT when FTSE 100 traded near 5,763.50. Traders are further net-long than yesterday and last week, and the combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger FTSE 100-bearish contrarian trading bias.

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