Research Summary

The article discusses the results of a weekly NAAIM survey that tracks the actions of money managers. The survey results for the week showed a decrease in the positioning number from 83.60 to 75.93. However, this was not due to selling. Instead, the survey revealed an increase in bearish positioning, with a reading of -50. This indicates that hedging and directional bets are on the rise within managed money.

Actionable Insights

  • Increased Hedging: Managed money is increasingly hedging their investments, as indicated by the NAAIM survey.
  • Rise in Directional Bets: The survey also shows an increase in directional bets within managed money.
  • Bearish Positioning: There is an increase in bearish positioning, suggesting a potential shift in market sentiment.

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