Trader Sentiment Suggests Bitcoin Slump will Continue

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Bitcoin: Retail trader data shows 78.9% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 3.74 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 1.8% lower than yesterday and 0.8% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 16.4% lower than yesterday and 19.9% lower 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. Traders are further net-long than yesterday and last week, and the combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger Bitcoin-bearish contrarian trading bias.

--- Written by Dylan Jusino, DailyFX Research