Stock falls on profit taking?

Discussion in 'Stocks' started by deaddog, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. deaddog


    Who else would it be?
    If I can be right 50% of the time I'll do really well. I make money with 40%
    #21     Oct 14, 2021
  2. Stocks fall because those who choose to sell at that price are more motivated or have more money than those who choose to buy at that price. We can't know more than that - anything else is just stories we tell ourselves to foster understanding.
    #22     Oct 14, 2021
  3. Any number of things — mainly random aggregations of orders. Institutions by and large trade dark or through algos that track a % of adv. Anyone telling you that a spike in volume is institutional buying is lying to you. I’m not saying that there aren’t ways to track institutional buying, but those are beyond a simple price and volume chart.

    And you’d still lose money at 50% because you have to pay the bid/ask spread. Simple maths.

    Anyone who claims they can make money on a 40% edge merely does not understand their claim lol.
    #23     Oct 15, 2021
  4. Raheel Shaikh

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    In Forex there is big hype with courses that say "Smart Money Concept"
    its same as supply and demand just a fancy name for it, where ppl make like 700RR a week
    its nothing but the mentors making money form the course and 80% aren't even real traders
    just slapping the risk reward tool on the charts and showing 100% gain in a day and trapping the beginner traders . its a shame

    the Big whales/hedge funds of course manipulates the market
    that's what pure supply and demand is
    #24     Oct 15, 2021
  5. deaddog


    I question whether a 40% win rate and a 40% edge are the same thing. I tend to make more money with my winning trades than I lose when I get stopped out. I'm not sure if you can define that as an edge.
    #25     Oct 15, 2021
  6. I always think of it in terms of pressure. On the sell side you have those closing their long positions for whatever reason. You don't know at what price the got in, it could be profit taking or covering losses, and then you have new shorts entering the market.
    #26     Oct 19, 2021
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