S&P 500: Weekly Short Positions Soar 37% to Yearly Highs
51% of Retail Traders are Net-Long
US 500: Retail trader data shows 51.7% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders long to short at 1.07 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 5.6% higher than yesterday and 37.7% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 4.2% lower than yesterday and 22.1% lower from last week.
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S&P 500 Sentiment Suggest Prices may Continue to Fall
We typically take a contrarian view to crowd sentiment, and the fact traders are net-long suggests US 500 prices may continue to fall. Traders are further net-long than yesterday and last week, and the combination of current sentiment and recent changes gives us a stronger US 500-bearish contrarian trading bias.
--- Written by Jake Schoenleb, DailyFX Research