Assessing Market Action With Indicators And History
Monday, January 25, 2010
Gaps Up From 10-day Lows
SPY is set to gap up just over 1% as I type this morning. I’ve shown before that large gaps up from low areas will often spark short covering rallies. Let’s look at some stats. First, here is a look at 1% + gaps up from 10-day lows (all stats look at the last 17 years):
Decidedly bullish edge here. The average loss size suggests risks are high, though.
Buy what if the market pulls back and the gap up is only between 0.5% and 1%?
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.