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Bitcoin Tumbles Despite Net-Long Positions

Bitcoin Tumbles Despite Net-Long Positions

2017-12-08 19:00:00
Dylan Jusino,
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Bitcoin Tumbles Despite Net-Long Positions

Why and how do we use IG Client Sentiment in trading? See our guide and real-time data.

Bitcoin: Retail trader data shows 63.9% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.77 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 17.6% lower than yesterday and 17.9% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 13.6% lower than yesterday and 66.9% higher from last week.

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggests Bitcoin prices may continue to fall. Yet traders are less net-long than yesterday and compared with last week. Recent changes in sentiment warn that the current Bitcoin price trend may soon reverse higher despite the fact traders remain net-long.

--- Written by Dylan Jusino, DailyFX Research

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