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Volume and Quantity Analysis

Stock Price Action and Market Participant Groups Before there were High Frequency Traders, Dark Pools, Twilight Pools, and an 80% automated marketplace, the most important indicator was price. Many Retail Traders learned simply to rely upon price action and rarely considered volume or quantity analysis. Nowadays, with the dramatic changes …

Swing Trading Using HFT Trigger Entries

How to Identify Momentum Action Ahead of Runs One of the most exasperating experiences for many StockCharts.com Users is to open their charts to find a stock that has run or gapped with momentum energy. These huge one day gains occur when High Frequency Traders HFTs fill the queues ahead …

The Anatomy of a Swing Trade

Increase Profits by Understanding Large Lot vs. Small Lot Price Action The most common mistake Retail Traders make in choosing stocks to swing trade is to not identify whether the large lots are dominating the buy side or the sell side during the momentum run upward. This is the primary …

Trading the Small Cap Stocks

About Outstanding Shares and Momentum Runs Most Retail Traders only trade big cap stocks. This is because they depend mostly on news for finding stocks to trade. It can also be due to relying upon Industry or Sector selections, often missing out on the underlying stocks that are moving with …

Sideways Bottoming Trends

Bottom Trend Analysis and Dark Pools It used to be that Technical Analysts identified two trends, the Uptrend and the Downtrend. If the market or a stock was not trending up or down, it was termed “trendless.” In those days the sideways trend was not considered an important factor for …

Stock Indicators that Drive Profits

Quantity Defines Many Aspects of the Trade Here is a list of what Quantity reveals in Candlestick Chart Analysis: Who controls price. There are now 10 Market Participant Groups who at any time can seize control of price and dominate price direction, run potential, and sustainability of the run. How …

Compression Candlestick Pattern Indicator Analysis

Quantity Indicators Allow for Early Stock Entry All indicators have limitations and market conditions, where the indicator fails or does not provide a true positive or negative pattern, or is simply unable to keep up with the speed of momentum price or volume activity. Bollinger Bands® are no exception. Bollinger …

Buy Side Institutions Influence on Price & Volume

The Importance of StockCharts.com Volume Patterns Volume provides easy-to-read information regarding the liquidity for a stock at a particular time. Falling Volume often precedes the slip-slide action when price falls not due to profit taking or selling short, but simply because there are insufficient buyers at the time to sustain …

Using a Complete Data Set for Analysis

Use a Volume Indicator for Stock Picks In the early days of Technical Analysis all of the data from the Stock Market was not readily available, in a format that could be hand-drawn on a chart. The earliest chartists had to create their charts using either Point and Figure, Line, …

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