S&P 500 Price Poised to Rise on Sentiment

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US 500: Retail trader data shows 24.4% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 3.1 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 11.5% lower than yesterday and 2.4% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 19.0% higher than yesterday and 6.9% higher from last week.

We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-short suggests US 500 prices may continue to rise. Traders are further net-short than yesterday and last week, and the combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger US 500-bullish contrarian trading bias.