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S&P 500: Number of Traders Net-Long Continues to Decrease

S&P 500: Number of Traders Net-Long Continues to Decrease

Tammy Da Costa, Analyst
US 500 IG Client Sentiment

US 500: Numbers of Traders Net-Long Decreases by 19.2% From Last Week

US 500: Retail trader data shows 25.9% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 2.86 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-short since Jan 07 when US 500 traded near 2682.22; price has moved 11.5% higher since then. The number of traders net-long is 13.9% lower than yesterday and 19.2% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 7.7% lower than yesterday and 8.8% lower from last week.

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S&P 500: Recent Changes Suggests Stronger Bullish Trading Bias

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 Tammy Da Costa, DailyFX Research

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