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S&P 500: Weekly Short Positions Soar 46% to Multi-Month High

S&P 500: Weekly Short Positions Soar 46% to Multi-Month High

Jake Schoenleb, Contributor


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SP500 Retail Trader Sentiment

32% of Retail Traders are Net-Long

US 500: Retail trader data shows 32.6% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 2.06 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-short since Nov 01 when US 500 traded near 2732.93; price has moved 2.5% higher since then. The number of traders net-long is 12.9% lower than yesterday and 22.2% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 29.4% higher than yesterday and 46.2% higher from last week.

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S&P 500 Sentiment suggest prices may rise

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 Jake Schoenleb, DailyFX Research

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.