Bitcoin: Net-Short Positions Decreased by 14% from Yesterday
82.5% OF TRADERS ARE NET-LONG
Bitcoin: Retail trader data shows 82.5% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 4.71 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 0.5% lower than yesterday and 3.8% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 14.0% lower than yesterday and 13.0% lower from last week.
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BITCOIN: SENTIMENT SUGGESTS A BEARISH TRADING 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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