Weekly Summary of Forex Trader Sentiment and Changes in PositioningIG Client Sentiment data shows the majority of traders are now net-long the British Pound versus the US Dollar—breaking a two-month trend. A contrarian view of ‘crowd’ sentiment warns of declines. If most traders are long we prefer to be short and vice-versa. And major GBP/USD tumbles following a shock-result in the UK Elections have been met with aggressive buying.
Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, and other currencies continue to plummet for the second-consecutive week—threatening critical support levels which seem likely to spark bigger declines. Our IG Client Sentiment continues to warn that holdings remain remarkably one-sided in the cryptocurrency space. According to IG order books, a remarkable 72 percent of traders with open positions are long Bitcoin, 96 percent are long Ripple (XRP), 89 percent are long Ether (ETH), and 85 percent are long Litecoin (LTC).
The value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has fallen sharply on the day, and BTCUSD fell below the psychologically-significant $10,000 mark amid the broader market sell-off. A look at IG Client Sentiment warns that Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies may nonetheless continue lower. Our data shows the percentage of clients long BTCUSD has risen close to the highest-levels recorded—hitting 79 percent at time of writing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".