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S&P 500 Trading Bias Now Neutral

S&P 500 Trading Bias Now Neutral

2017-09-19 15:45:00
Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Strategist
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S&P 500 Trading Bias Now Neutral

Why and how do we use IG Client Sentiment in trading? See our guide and real-time data.

US 500: Retail trader data shows 14.1% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 6.09 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 3.7% higher than yesterday and 2.0% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 2.9% higher than yesterday and 8.3% 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. Positioning is less net-short than yesterday but more net-short from last week. The combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a further mixed US 500 trading bias.

--- Written by Christopher Vecchio, CFA, Senior Currency Strategist

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