US 500: Retail trader data shows 45.7% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 1.19 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 6.1% higher than yesterday and 24.5% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 28.9% higher than yesterday and 24.4% 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. 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.
--- Written by Dylan Jusino, DailyFX Research