Is it possible to tell if the specialist is getting long or short?

Discussion in 'Order Execution' started by JHyerczyk, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. JHyerczyk


    I was always told that if the spread is 50.50 - 50.55 and .54 trade te specialist is getting short or if 50.51 trades the specialist is getting long. Is this always the case or should I only be paying attention to the times he spreads wide?
  2. Please tell me you are joking...
  3. Surdo


    This only applys to odd numbered days during months with no "R".
  4. JHyerczyk


    Like I said "I was always told." Enjoyed the comments, just wanted confirmation of my own thoughts. Thanks.
  5. told by whom?
  6. B1010


  7. Are you talking about short specialists?

  8. No way to really tell, and it doesn't really matter anyway. Specialsts prefer to just match orders and get paid for doing so (these days anyway). They will long and short several times every day for the most part.


  9. georgie


    i had to check my calendar to make sure I hadnt been transported back to 2001.........alas.