To Identify Dark Pool Buy Zones™
The Shift of Sentiment™ pattern in the stock chart example below clearly and easily shows that Buy Side Institutions using Dark Pools entered this stock and would quickly take control of price. Sideways bottoming stock trend analysis of the chart shows a sudden reversal occurred when they moved in quietly, even while the price action continued downward for a brief period after the Shift of Sentiment. Buy Side Institutions using Dark Pools prefer to buy into a bottoming weakness when sellers are running out of capital to trade. See stock chart example below.
High Frequency Traders HFT were also present in this stock prior to and during the entire bottoming phase. Sideways bottoming stock trend analysis easily shows their entry, with the gap down and a huge stock volume spike indicated by the first red arrow on price to the left.
Sideways bottoming stock trend analysis reveals that although the Platform Candlestick Pattern developed after the stock price moved beyond the Dark Pool Buy Zone it only slipped to fill the prior gap, before halting firmly within the lows of the Buy Zone established at that higher level.
Martha Stokes CMT
TechniTrader technical analysis using a StockCharts chart, courtesy of StockCharts.com
Chartered Market Technician
Instructor & Developer of TechniTrader Stock & Option Courses
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