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Facebook FB Daily Time At Price Analysis

NASDAQ:FB   FACEBOOK INC
671 10 12
SIMPLY:

A trend is when you get new highs every 5-bars.

A trend is weak when you are not making a new high after 5-bars.

An uptrend is weak when you are below the most frequent price.

In this case, FB             hasn't made a new high in 8 days.

FB             is below the "most frequent price" since it peaked 9 days ago.

FB             disconnected from the most frequent price last Thursday, and the most frequent price had 6 days of trading.

FB             can decline for 6-days. Day1 was Thursday.

Measure the price range around the "most frequent price" and use that for targeting. See 64 area (red arrow).

TIm 9:46AM EST 3/24/2014
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Hi Tim. I love stealing your charts. LOL That NEM chart you put up was a good one.

I know you know lots of people in the trading business etc. Did you ever know anyone that actually worked on a trade desk at an exchange? Not on the floor like we used to see on TV all the time. Someone that actually worked at a desk facilitating real orders. I ask because i wonder how they did business. Did they use all these "tools" etc like we do etc. I would really be interested to know.
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timwest PRO JamesPowell
2 years ago
Thanks for the compliments James. I worked orders upstairs on an equity block trading desk for SG Warburg (now UBS) for almost five years. We executed orders over the course of the day for our best customers. We would facilitate large block orders at a premium or a discount by taking the other side of their trade and then hedge with other stocks in the group or with stock index futures. We were a team of many traders working together to manage substantial positions. This was from 1990-1995.
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JamesPowell PRO timwest
2 years ago
so that was a bank right? How did that work? If you got an order to 1000 FB at a specific price and one of your team members had an order to buy 2000 FB at the same price did yall just cross the orders and send the other 1000 to the exchange?
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timwest PRO JamesPowell
2 years ago
Hi again James - Your question requires a long answer - but essentially it "depends" on the customer and the costs of crossing shares off-exchange. Many customers only wanted their shares to trade on the NYSE. But if we had a buyer and a seller of a block, >10,000 shares, then we would go to the floor and it takes an experienced broker to figure out how to put the print on the tape. If other orders are there, they took preference. We were dealing in 1/8's and 1/4's back then, and not pennies, so it was much more complicated.
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timwest PRO
2 years ago
I banked at 63.58 today. Fast profits could mean much more downside potential. Stay tuned.
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2use
2 years ago
Do you see head and shoulders? That adds to the short idea
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timwest PRO 2use
2 years ago
Yes. I believe I mentioned the H&S pattern in a previous chart - the "rolling over" post.

The rebound from 63.16 to 66.10+ was a sharp rally. I'm trying to re-short at 66.5-67-68 area.
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timwest PRO timwest
2 years ago
Correction: 63.36 low yesterday
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2use timwest
2 years ago
Was the last 8 a selling signal? Also, how are these numbers decided (i.e. 17?)?
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2use
2 years ago
Would you please update the idea to the current price. Would be a great deal of help pre-earnings :)
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