Assessing Market Action With Indicators And History
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Large Gap & Go's To Intermediate-term Highs
Wednesday’s move may look especially strong on a chart. Historically when large gaps continue higher intraday and make new intermediate-term highs it has most often led to a pullback over the next few days. Below is a study that examines this.
Instances are a bit low but notable nonetheless. Below is a list of all the instances using the 3-day exit criteria.
This would appear to suggest a bit of a downside edge over the next few days.
In this blog I will be examining market action and quantifying my findings. Using sentiment, breadth, price and volume indicators - both standard and customized - I will try and uncover short-term edges which could be taken advantage of by market participants. I will frequently add opinion to these studies and may sometimes post opinions without quantifiable research behind them.
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I have traded professionally since 2001. From January 2003 through February 2007 my bi-weekly column "Rob Hanna's Putting It All Together" appeared on TradingMarkets.com. I have been conducting quantitative research and designing trading systems - mostly focused on short-term edges since 2004.