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Bitcoin: Weekly Short Positions Skyrocket 52% as Prices Hit a 13 Month Low

Bitcoin: Weekly Short Positions Skyrocket 52% as Prices Hit a 13 Month Low

2018-11-21 17:30:00
Jake Schoenleb,
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Bitcoin: Weekly Short Positions Skyrocket 52% as Prices Hit a 13 Month Low

Net-short is 52% higher from last week

Bitcoin: Retail trader data shows 76.0% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 3.16 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 3.0% lower than yesterday and 9.0% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 13.3% lower than yesterday and 52.6% higher from last week.

Be sure to check out our Bitcoin Trading Guide if you're new to cryptocurrencies!

Bitcoin Sentiment Sparks a Mixed Bias

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggests Bitcoin prices may continue to fall. Positioning is more net-long than yesterday but less net-long from last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a further mixed Bitcoin trading bias.

--- Written by Jake Schoenleb, DailyFX Research

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