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S&P 500: Traders continue to remain net-short

S&P 500: Traders continue to remain net-short

2019-08-23 16:23:00
Tammy Da Costa, Markets Writer
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US 500 IG Client Sentiment

US 500: Numbers of Traders Net-Short Increases by 27% From Last Week

US 500: Retail trader data shows 25.8% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 2.88 to 1. The number of traders net-long is 7.7% lower than yesterday and 21.6% lower from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 4.0% higher than yesterday and 27.3% higher from last week.

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S&P 500: Recent changes and current sentiment suggest 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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