S&P 500: Traders Remain Net-Short Since January

US 500 IG Client Sentiment

US 500: Numbers of Traders Net-Long Increases by 11.8% From Last Week

US 500: Retail trader data shows 28.9% of traders are net-long with the ratio of traders short to long at 2.46 to 1. In fact, traders have remained net-short since Jan 07 when US 500 traded near 2613.88; price has moved 14.7% higher since then. The number of traders net-long is 4.2% lower than yesterday and 11.8% higher from last week, while the number of traders net-short is 2.8% higher than yesterday and 2.4% higher 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