Record Gaps As Investors Pour In


  • Jason Goepfert

    Jason Goepfert

    Published: 2018-01-29 at 19:44:09 CDT

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Green every morning

Stocks have been gapping up in the morning almost every day. During the past 30 sessions, more than 85% of them have seen the futures open higher than the prior close.

That is – by far – the most since futures began trading in 1982.

Everyone in the pool!

Trading activity at E-Trade and TD Ameritrade is skyrocketing. So far this month, they have accounted for about 34% of the transactions on the NYSE. That’s more than triple where it was at the low in 2016.

There are no words

The S&P 500 surged more than 1% and closed at a multi-year high on Friday, yet fewer than 55% of the issues on the NYSE advanced on the day.

The latest Commitments of Traders report was released, covering positions through Tuesday

“Smart money” hedgers moved to an all-time record long position in sugar, totaling almost 100,000 contracts. That’s more than 10% of open interest, the first time they’ve held so much since 2004.

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