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Bitcoin: Traders Continue to Increase Net-Long Positions

Bitcoin: Traders Continue to Increase Net-Long Positions

2018-12-17 18:20:00
Nancy Pakbaz, CFA, Markets Writer
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AN INCREASE IN NET-LONG TRADERS FROM LAST WEEK

Bitcoin: Retail trader data shows 72.9% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 2.69 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 2.5% higher than yesterday and 2.8% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 1.8% lower than yesterday and 10.0% lower from last week.

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

BITCOIN SENTIMENT SUGGESTS BEARISH BIAS

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 Nancy Pakbaz, CFA, DailyFX Research

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