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Market Participant Groups

Price, Volume, & the Accum/Dist Indicator

Identify Market Participant Groups by Price & Indicator Patterns The StockCharts.com indicator Accum/Dist was designed to help track the large lot activity versus the small lot activity. Decades ago, when the concept of distinguishing between the large lots versus small lots started being discussed by the Sell-Side Institutions, the Stock …

How to Read Candlestick Charts

5 Tips About Price Are Revealed A skill that all traders need to hone and strive to improve constantly is how to read candlestick charts. Candlestick patterns of price matter. What price is doing tells a great deal about which Market Participant Groups are controlling price. Understanding how to read …

A New Market Participant Surprise

The Semi-Professional Trader An unexpected new type of trader has emerged, which is creating riptides within the professional community as a New Market Participant surprise. The Professional Traders who comprise three groups consisting of the Proprietary Desk Traders for Sell Side Institutions, Floor Traders for Buy Side Institutions, and Independent …

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