QRVO recently had a huge High Frequency Trader gap after a compression consolidation pattern. The stock continues to move up with Volume Weighted Average Price orders due to Smaller Funds buying after the gap.
Using the Cash in/cash out indicator (CICO) one can see the major shift from buying to selling. The CICO indicator measures a rolling sum of new money in and out of the market. The user can set the desired time frame to measure. The code is open source and directions on how to use the indicator are within the comment sections of the indicator. Don't let the 1%...
UTX was under heavy selling by High Frequency Traders for 2 days. The runs down ended at a weaker support level. Sell short traders should consider this a risk area for a bounce, due to Buy to Cover orders from Professional Traders closing sell short positions.
CINF is an S&P 500 index component. The chart shows a platform sideways pattern typical of Dark Pool hidden accumulation. This was followed by a long white candle that was not HFT driven. The stock is now in another consolidation, at a new high with more hidden accumulation.
KTOS is an S&P 500 index component. It rose on surges of HFT orders on sequential days, defying the sell down on the major indexes. Smaller funds managers often buy stocks with surges of volume, assuming this is Dark Pool activity when it is not.
HFTs rarely trade a stock more than one day. ECPG has 2 days of HFT action moving the stock with strong momentum with high volume. Often VWAP orders from smaller funds will trigger after an HFT run day. The stock breached resistance but is at risk for professional traders taking profits. ECPG is an S&P 500 index component.
Prior to its earnings report, Google's stock had been running speculatively. There were warnings from Google about its report that were ignored by smaller funds and the retail crowd. Google had a massive HFT gap down the following day.
Celgene Corp has had 3 HFT gaps this year. The first was gigantic. Then HFTs made a mistake and gapped the stock down. This resulted in Pro Trader buying at that lower level. Recently it gapped up and is in a compression mode.
AAPL has a pre earnings report setup. The pattern is stepping upward ahead of Apple Computers’ first quarter report for 2019. The candles indicate this is a professional trader pattern. HFTs may gap this stock on the day of the earnings release.
XOM is in a consolidation as oil commodity prices are rising. This offers incentives for pro traders to enter ahead of any HFT activity. The bottom has some buybacks in the candlestick structure as well. The goal is to generate speculation among the retail crowd.
The huge candlestick yesterday was NOT HFT activity. A run occurred toward the end of the day, driven by pro traders who received early news regarding the settlement of a 3-year lawsuit with AAPL. Pro traders initiated the end-of-day run and smaller funds’ VWAPs triggered to continue the end-of-day run on high volume.
NFLX is currently resting after a strong speculative momentum run out of its low of December. The sideways pattern is just below previous high resistance levels. Volume needs to increase before it can test the resistance for a breakout move. HFTs run this stock rather than gap it.
AUDC has similar technical patterns to AMD and other semiconductor stocks. The activity has pre HFT setups. Pro traders are in the mix. HFTs tend to gap and run the stock upward. Candlestick patterns and volume reveal pro traders and HFTs.
NTAP has moved into the gap area, and is now poised to challenge the next resistance level. This stock has had recent HFT activity and is likely to have more HFT attention on the day of its earnings release. The candlestick patterns are solid ahead of earnings. Watch for pro traders setting up for a pre-earnings run.
LULU has a consolidation that moved up above the previous recent new high. The stock gapped up on HFT action to the current level. Volume is rising. The support levels for the recent gap are the Sept high and the February high. This is weak support for swing trading or momentum style trading. Earnings are expected at the end of May.