Record Gaps As Investors Pour In

This is an abridged version of our Daily Report.

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.

For access to the full report, indicators, charts, screens, and Backtest Engine, log in or sign up for a free 30-day trial today.

The post titled Record Gaps As Investors Pour In was originally published as on on 2018-01-29.

At, our service is not focused on market timing per se, but rather risk management. That may be a distinction without a difference, but it's how we approach the markets. We study signs that suggest it is time to raise or lower market exposure as a function of risk relative to probable reward. It is all about risk-adjusted expectations given existing evidence. Learn more about our service , research, models and indicators.

Follow us on Twitter for up to the minute analysis of market action.

Not ready to signup up for a free trial yet?

Signup for our Daily Lite email to receive highlights of our daily report, research and studies.

Follow us on Twitter:

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel:

RSS Feed

Subscribe to the Blog RSS feed