S&P 500 May Trend Higher
US 500: Retail trader data shows 34.2% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.93 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 11.8% higher than yesterday and 33.5% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 3.2% lower than yesterday and 4.4% lower 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. Yet traders are less net-short than yesterday and compared with last week. Recent changes in sentiment warn that the current US 500 price trend may soon reverse lower despite the fact traders remain net-short.
--- Written by Dylan Jusino, DailyFX Research
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