According to the report of the Commission on trade commodity futures U.S. (CFTC) for a week, from June 26 to July 3, the number of open contracts on futures exchange at CBOE decreased from 5797 to 5254 contracts. The net short position of the big players for the week decreased from 1740 to 1758 contracts.
The volume of long positions for the week decreased from 3001 to 2456 of the contract, the volume of short positions decreased from 4759 to 4196 contracts. The net long position of institutional investors has increased from 92 to 239 contracts. The net long position of small players increased from 1368 to 1501 contracts.
The amount of long positions for the week decreased to 2347 2281 contracts, the volume of short positions decreased from 979 to 780 contracts.
The big players(Whales) are considered to be brokers, funds with external financing and certain other market participants, regularly reporting to the CFTC. These figures do not take into account rates that are part of the strategies of spreading when a trader opens a short and long position simultaneously.
Assessing the dynamics of short and long positions of various market participants, it should be understood that a short position in the market bitcoin futures does not necessarily reflect the negative Outlook of the trader on the price of the underlying asset.