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NYSE Common Stock Volume Plunges To Sub-2001 Levels

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When we pointed out our volume chart earlier, which indicated that volume is now a laughable joke, we received one of the traditionally amusing responses, "ZH misses the point on volume because they data mine and only compare it to the volume during the crisis. SPY volume is STILL higher today than it was pre-2007. So are we to believe that the crisis volume levels are the "real" levels for volume? If you compare back to pre-crisis, volume is actually still pretty high." Here is our response.

For those who refuse to accept the reality, and/or are unable to interpret what the chart says, allow us to explain: NYSE common stock volume is lower than it was in 2010, in 2009, in 2008, in 2007, in 2006, in 2005, in 2004, in 2003, in 2002 and in 2001. We stopped there (couldn't help it - felt obligated to data mine a little bit).

And incidentally, here is why the Deutsche Borse better be able to sell the NYSE for scrap value.

No worries though - the NYSE liquidation value should be surging quite soon. We hear all those collocation boxes can fetch a pretty penny when the price of stainless steel hits infinity.

 

 


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Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:17 | Link to Comment AnarchoCapitalist
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OWNED!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:45 | Link to Comment ShortBusTrader
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With the huge amount of volume which has been moved off-exchange, this is still a useless exercise. IF you can figure out the real total volume, you might have a point to make.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:09 | Link to Comment spartan117
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You mean the buying done by the PDs?  They'll account for 100% of the volume soon.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:04 | Link to Comment Modus
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You are raising a legitimate question so i dont know why your post was flaged junk. Still though the answer is a bit more complicated. You are right saying much volume has moved off-exchange and into dark pools, ecns and so on but the question is what kind of liquidity and volume is it and who stands behind it?

Looking at on-exchange volume and liquidity reveals one thing for sure and that is that participation by retail and small institutionals is still low and lower than the previous years.

What that means for market structure, stability and the proper and efficient function of the capital markets as a source of funding and, yes true that, long-term capital, has to be seen.

I will not say that our markets are totally disfunctional today but some serious questions need to be answered.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 22:59 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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It's all those one year old babies trading on E-Trade.

 

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 23:11 | Link to Comment if
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Retail, ...etc also trades on ECNs and other ATS so I would not infer too much from the on-exchange volume.  AFAIK all trades regardless of execution venue must print on the consolidated tape.  That would imply the ZH analysis is correct.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 08:03 | Link to Comment gasmiinder
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 You are raising a legitimate question so i dont know why your post was flaged junk

What does that have to do with it?  Most ZH's believe the "junk" flag is their "dislike" button.  The concept has been broken for a very long time.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:06 | Link to Comment scaleindependent
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The volume graph uncannily resembles the U.S. workforce participation graph.

Coinky dink?

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 00:20 | Link to Comment NoLongerABagHolder
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Anyone find it interesting that Tyler used the ES volume as his defense in the first piece, then I go to the SPY volume to prove he is data mining..... and then he writes this using the NYSE?

Here is the S&P 500 volume going back 50 years.

http://www.economagic.com/em-cgi/data.exe/sp/sp05

The case statnds that the SP 500 today has more volume than it did through most of the climb from the 2002 lows until the 2007 peak.

Why would you write about the ES volume when you had NYSE volume in mind in the first place?

Bottom line is SP 500 volume has not collapsed as was mentioned in the first article.

Of course the cult here will see nothing wrong with this bait and switch. And I am honored that by cover blowing was enough to cause another article. Who woulda thunk little ole me could get on the radar for calling out the truth here at ZH.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 00:48 | Link to Comment NoLongerABagHolder
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Even more data that is not data mined or series that don't make much sense like a 200 day moving average. Direct from the NYSE:

"NYSE Daily Share Volume includes NYSE volume in all issues traded at the NYSE executed by NYSE.  NYSE Group Daily Share Volume in NYSE Listed Issues volume includes volume in NYSE Listed Issues executed by NYSE and NYSE Arca."

http://www.nyxdata.com/nysedata/asp/factbook/viewer_edition.asp?mode=tab...

2009 shows group volume in the 30-50 billion dollar range every day, not much different than 2010 and 2011 numbers. And the NYSE group shares seem to be about the same just eyeballing it as years ago.

Maybe I am missing something? Still not buying that volume is somehow in the toilet historically.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:08 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Dollars != Volume, or are you really that retarded?  If 5 shares were the only thing trading today at $10 billion per share, does that mean volume is normal?  You really are quite dense if you believe that is correct. 

Additionally, you seem to not understand the difference between the NYSE and the S&P500, and I have no fucking clue why you were trying to point to an ETF as indicitive as the over all volume of shares traded.  I suggest you take some basic finance courses at your local community college before you continue posting. 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:23 | Link to Comment NoLongerABagHolder
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Look at the data again Mr. Anger Problem (but hey - the doom and gloom around ZH can cause that) - it has both dollars and share volume, and they haven't changed much. I ended up using actual SP 500 index volume - not the ETF in the above example as well. It looks about the same as the tracking ETF - imagine that.

http://www.economagic.com/em-cgi/charter.exe/sp/sp05

Since you missed the truth through your doom colored glasses, the comment I made was:

"2009 shows group volume in the 30-50 billion dollar range every day, not much different than 2010 and 2011 numbers. And the NYSE group shares seem to be about the same just eyeballing it as years ago"

As in group share volume.

pwned ;)

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:35 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Wow, seriously?!?  Look at what you just quoted again.  Still talking about dollars as that is anything to rate share volume by.  Again share volume != dollar volume.  Shares trades are the actual shares not the dollar value of those shares traded.  I'm not talking about averages either.  If I had a link to a site that had the info for free for the NYSE then I would.  Unfortunately that info is only done by subscription basis.  But what you can find out is that there are 2317 different stocks on the NYSE that one can choose from, so 500 is not the full cabose.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 02:39 | Link to Comment NoLongerABagHolder
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I'll keep repeating it since you keep missing it, this time without the first sentence:

"And the NYSE group shares seem to be about the same just eyeballing it as years ago"

As in group share volume."

To help you with what group share volume is, I repeat yet again from the NYSE site itself:

"NYSE Daily Share Volume includes NYSE volume in all issues traded at the NYSE executed by NYSE.  NYSE Group Daily Share Volume in NYSE Listed Issues volume includes volume in NYSE Listed Issues executed by NYSE and NYSE Arca."

Group share volume of the NYSE, just eyeballing the day to day volume - hasn't changed all too much.

Regardless, Tyler was using the ES - which is the SP 500 futures to show how bad volume was. So I was saying in the last post, SP 500 volume today, although lower than the crisis time, is still higher than pre crisis.

Of which Tyler was then offended and thought himself cute by posting my comment as the impetus for a new article, and then proceeded to show the 200 MA of volume on the NYSE....

huh?

That's fine and dandy, this is his site and he can say what he wants. I just found it interesting that no one but me caught the slight of hand.

He has a true cult following.

No charge for this lesson.... ;)

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 03:25 | Link to Comment Finn
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Since you're comparing dollar volumes, why not use Z$ as today's measure? They're both dollars, and it looks even better. Right?

For the statistically less challenged, it's pretty clear that the if argument about dollar volume were to even a drop of hold water, one would need to use inflation adjusted volumes as a minimal starting point, and that's real inflation, not what your fine gubernymint publishes. Tyler's approach of useing numerical volumes seems sooooo much more realistic, at least it compares apples to apples.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 10:16 | Link to Comment Derp2012
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This data seems correct, and it's disappointing that more people don't respond to your question in a reasonable way, for example by actually reading your posts -- and that Tyler seems to be data mining to support his thesis.  Thanks for persisting in pointing out the error.

Tyler's thesis that the market is a hoax could still be accurate, if we could deduct the HFT churn. I don't know where to get that data though. Even if the thesis is "correct" it doesn't make it OK to cherry-pick data to support it.  If I want bogus data, I can always go to the BLS website.

 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 11:31 | Link to Comment NoLongerABagHolder
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Thanks Derp

You may be the only other reasonable person on this site. At least you are the only one not clouded enough to read the ENTIRE post. The fact tha another came on and ranted about dollar volume is a bit shocking. Makes you wonder if he read anything but the other guys post.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 02:47 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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I seem to recall that Daimler-Benz once owned Chrysler.  Deutsche Bourse, watch out, some o'deez blushing-bride American companies might be packing "junk in the trunk"!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:18 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Clearly you are picking data points.  You have to go back to before the beginning of time to really be impartial.  Hell, we are WAYYYY up from the constant zero volume that we saw before the exchange was founded!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:24 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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He called the creationist museum, and they confirmed; lowest volume since JC rode in on a dinosaur 6k years ago.. the beginning.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:43 | Link to Comment Michael
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Volume, Volume? We don't need no stinking Volume!

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 04:47 | Link to Comment Michael
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All your Volumes are belong to us.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:50 | Link to Comment dan10400
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Jim Cramer I presume.   For a nano-second HFT trade I thought you were talking about Jesus Christ.   Silly me.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:12 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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WHERE'S THE MIGHTY ALL-POWERFUL FUKING FEDERAL RESERVE???

All i hear all bloody day is stocks are a Fed conspiracy and "Don't fight the Fed" the markets are going skywards. How can you fight the Fed when their cavalry can't be seen anywhere to be fought? The volumes on all 3 US markets have been pitiful and same goes for most European Indexes, where is the mighty midget worrier!!! 

If the Fed are pumping up stocks where's the hard evidence of the bearded midgets steroid abuse? Everyone and their cat has been crediting the Fed with this stock market rally but these blind pussies haven't noticed it's just the usual dead cat bounce not the tubby midget punching above his weight.

Let's be fair too, everything the Fed says is total BS designed to sucker the gullible. So when the Fed says they're focusing on stocks you can bet their money is just being pissed down a toilet at another Wall Street bank or Treasury bailout (because no foreigners will buy their toxic shit) to prop them up.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:34 | Link to Comment lincolnsteffens
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This is one humongous dead cat bounce! There is no way a market can perform like stocks have been performing without help. That dead cat must have been getting high on helium before falling off the cliff.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:21 | Link to Comment mynhair
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What, the pig Market is closed?  Just can't tell anymore....

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:07 | Link to Comment papaswamp
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Lean Hog or Pork Bellies?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:22 | Link to Comment Rainman
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Yowza...that buy and hold philosoopy must be coming back in vogue.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:24 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Short and gold?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 23:26 | Link to Comment SunSword
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You might not be far off. People who used to put money into their 401K -- now are not. But they are not liquidating the 401K either. So they are not buying or selling.

Now it can be argued, especially based on current insider selling ratio and everything else that is going on, that they should sell. But then what are they going to do? They either leave their 401K dollars IN dollars -- an obviously bad move -- or put them somewhere else. Problem is, you can't buy physical gold and silver with 401K (oh yeah you CAN in the sense that you can give it to someone who claims to buy the gold and silver and do you trust that?) So people are stuck.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 00:26 | Link to Comment Alienated Serf
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you nailed my situation perfectly

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:23 | Link to Comment CrazyCooter
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Most 401k's will let you borrow your own money, usually up to 50%, and do what ever you wish. Take half, buy gold and silver, and do a 5 year repayment plan.

I did.

Cooter

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:24 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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Oh look, my trade of 10 shares during lunch time made a significant blip in volumes! I'm a market mover now boo-yah!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:49 | Link to Comment mynhair
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Geez, another falls victim to NFLX.  All bow heads in mourning.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 02:55 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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I'm looking forward to the day when science isolates the coloration-gene from tigers and can find a way to place it in common house-cats, that would really be the cat's meow!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:27 | Link to Comment Ferg .
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I've pointed this out in past posts but I think it's appropriate to mention it once again :

Take a look at a chart of the DJIA or the S&P 500 from the 2009 bottom to the present day . Then take a look at volume over the same period . Compare the two . The inverse correlation between the indexes and volume is glaring .

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:27 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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We hear all those collocation boxes can fetch a pretty penny when the price of stainless steel hits infinity.

Stainless is fine and all, but how much actual tungsten do they contain? That's where the action is, yeah man.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:28 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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I am Jacks smirking revenge:-)

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:29 | Link to Comment monopoly
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Do these idiots think we are that stupid. What the F.... Don't know when this will end but it will be the shot "heard round the world".

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:29 | Link to Comment max2205
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Divergence trades = suicide

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:50 | Link to Comment mynhair
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So that's how Mark did it!  Was semi-curious....

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:30 | Link to Comment vote_libertaria...
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And if you only counted non-HFT trades...yikes!!!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:31 | Link to Comment Island_Dweller
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And how much of this is High Frequency Trading playing musical chairs?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:34 | Link to Comment whatsinaname
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thanks for the chart TD. Very nice.

More M&A business for da bankers.

Selling more exchanges.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:38 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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Well. My 10 shares were not traded with any frequency. So there's a data point for you.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:32 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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This is bullish, right?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:35 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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yeah.  but only if I go short.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:32 | Link to Comment Judge Judy Scheinlok
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WE HAVE A BUNCH OF COMEDIANS HERE, DON'T WE !?

 

THE POINT IS, WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR PRETTY LITTLE CHARTS, PROVIDE;

1) Your typical short term perspective

2) A long term perspective TO PROVE YOUR CASE!

 

WITHOUT THAT YOUR CASE IS NOT PROVEN AND SHOULD FALL ON DEAF EARS!!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:39 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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Did you intend to be funny? Cuz that was funny. If not then my apologies for laughing.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:45 | Link to Comment Judge Judy Scheinlok
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You'll be laughing in a 6x6 jail cell once I find you in contempt.

 

HOW'S THAT FOR FUNNY !?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:57 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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I'm 6' 6" good luck getting me in there.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:32 | Link to Comment cougar_w
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That's only going to be helpful if you are 6'6" in all directions.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:45 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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Well biologist cat. What you guess would be my measurement from fingertip to fingertip arms extended?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:38 | Link to Comment Judge Judy Scheinlok
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HEY SMART GUY.

6x6 IS LENGTH x WIDTH. I DON'T CARE IF YOU ARE 10 FEET TALL.

IF YOU WANT TO SMART-TALK TO JUDGE JUDY, YOU'RE GOING TO BE

IN CONTEMPT !! YOU WILL SUBJECT TO PHYSICAL RESTRAINT IN MY COURTROOM.

 

JUDGEMENT FOR THE DEFENDANT ! CASE CLOSED!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:59 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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Penal code 148.

BTW. You're in violation of penal code 302a in my church of fuck your taxes.

LOL if you had asked me 30 years ago if I would eventually study economics or law I would have laughed at you so hard.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 22:04 | Link to Comment Terminus C
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Can I be ordained in your church?

I want to be a priest of the Fuck Your Taxes Church.

This could be our theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkuOAY-S6OY

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 22:22 | Link to Comment weinerdog43
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Um, your honor, judgments are spelled, you know, like 'judgment'.  fyi

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:32 | Link to Comment jobs1234
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Who cares about volume in a BTFD environment?

 

And Tyler, you might also want to remind your "friend" that its not a great sign that volume was higher at these S&P levels back in 2007 than it is now.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:32 | Link to Comment lieutenantjohnchard
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thanks for the follow up. proves what i suspected without doing the actual research for myself.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:33 | Link to Comment redpill
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would all the HFT computer trades be included in this volume also?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:32 | Link to Comment Island_Dweller
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And how much of this is High Frequency Traders playing musical chairs?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:33 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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stop it.  You are scaring the troll.  The problem is that if I go short the market will zoom and if I go long the market will tank.  The market always does the opposite of what I do.  It follows me around and calls me nasty names and tells me I am gay.  I am not gay!  dammit!

 

Seriously what should I do when all five of my last trades have gone the opposite?  I am long the stock market now.  Does that tell you anything?  However I may yank everything out tomorrow and go short.  I don't know what to do and I doubt the market does either.  I can fool it with my confusion.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:36 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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play options. buy straddles.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:38 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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that is actually a good idea.  Volatility is bound to go up, unless I short volatility.  This is the worst three month run I have ever had.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:44 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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I will probably just waste some money on puts.  Do something really boring.  Cause I gotta believe the market is going to zoom 30 percent!  Don't want to lose any upside.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:49 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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I feel your pain. Been there also. Had a shitty run for a while with equities...finally turned my back on them and went to full time Forex and Futures trading.

I find forex to be much more responsive to chart patterns and thus more predictable...to a degree. It was a good move for me. Much higher success ratio on my trades now....which is good considering this is my only way to keep income comin in.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:06 | Link to Comment PeterSchump
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Have done the same, and judging from volume in the other markets, many others have too.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:56 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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YOu guys have some good points.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:33 | Link to Comment Blano
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Join the club, top.  And options ain't helping either.  Ah well, just gotta keep plugging away.

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 00:31 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
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Let me know when you boys get those deck chairs arranged.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:37 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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Oh wait I am 1 for six.  My USO trade worked out.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:02 | Link to Comment Dollar Bill Hiccup
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There's always George Costanza ... you can short yourself. Just do the opposite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKUvKE3bQlY

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:56 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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I tried that, but I kept getting confused if I was doing the opposite, or the opposite of the opposite.  Seriously it is hard to outsmart yourself, or outfool yourself.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:50 | Link to Comment hardcleareye
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lol TC you sound as confused as a fart in a perfume factory.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:35 | Link to Comment Island_Dweller
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Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:34 | Link to Comment FunkyMonkeyBoy
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The less volume there is the easier the manipulation by Bernanke's crooked crew. What do you think the flash crash was? That little engineered move was to scare all sane people out of the market, so the Bernanke could get full control to march this dung heap higher without interruption.

This isn't a market, it's the Bernanke's/government propaganda meter.

The U.S. citizen's have sat by idle and let their great country be taken over by the maddest group of genocidal men there are, and the rest of the world needs to ditch the cancer before it spreads irreparably. 

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Misean
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What do you think the flash crash was?

A volume spike...

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:43 | Link to Comment plocequ1
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Exactly. The little volume that there is belongs to the club members George carlin once mentioned. You know.. Its a big club and we aint in it.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:48 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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Bingo, my thoughts exactly.  The thinner the volume, the easier this gets.  It's, in no way, intended to help anyone other than those in-the-know.  It's pretty obvious that retail simply isn't going to bite at the bait.  Therefore, it simply has to go higher and higher and higher and higher.

This is just flat fucked up at this point.  Period.  Simple.  Obvious.  Completely and utterly fucked up.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:53 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Exactly, they wanted all the peasantry out of their stock markets, their usefullness was over. The rest of the world should just cut their losses from these maniacs before theyre pulled under as well.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:46 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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Aahh right! So here's your conspiracy theory Boys;

Stocks up  = Fed is pumping in QE volumes of funny money

Stocks up but zero evidence of QE volume = it's still a conspiracy

How can the Fed lose when you guys see the conspiracy no matter what happens and no matter which way the evidence points... even in totally the opposite direction of your Fed QE conspiracy???

Any chance there's just no volume and just no conspiracy Boys? ...no, didn't think so, stupid thought!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:06 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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thanks for the junk Boys, sorry to allow a little light (evidence) in on your delusional conspiracy theories

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:14 | Link to Comment American Dreams
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Junked for the excessive use of "boys" you silly cunt

 

there be no shelter here

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:23 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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I'm neither silly coz i'm making a serious point nor a cunt coz I'm a BOY ...you're junked arsehole for being a pointless bitch 

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:43 | Link to Comment FOC 1183
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No.  You're silly because

a) you try to be hipster by using 'coz', but then

b) look really fucking stupid by making a triple post

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:24 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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I'm neither silly coz i'm making a serious point nor a cunt coz I'm a BOY ...you're junked arsehole for being a pointless bitch 

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:25 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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I'm neither silly coz i'm making a serious point nor a cunt coz I'm a BOY ...you're junked for being a pointless bitch 

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:32 | Link to Comment American Dreams
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Truer words never spoken, you are obviously a BOY

 

know your enemy

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:45 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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"know your enemy" indeed.... I've got you down as a tranny, how am i doing?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:49 | Link to Comment cosmictrainwreck
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close, ZG... I'd guess it's some little four-eyes weasel in his momma's basement hiding behind the bitchenest avatar he could find.... let's see if she/he comes up with anything intelligent the next few weeks

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:56 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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shall we hold our breath for a showing of tranny IQ or will we run out of O2 before then?!!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:43 | Link to Comment dudditz
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I have been out of the market since Jul 10 last year.  I cannot believe our government allows this crap.  Our Democracy is almost a Plutocracy (at least we can still vote), Capitalism has been dead for the last 30 years.  This is going to end ugly, and if you can't realize that, then just do me a favor and stay in the market and BTFD you moron.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:38 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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anybody noticing the /ES nose diving in AH?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:45 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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-2 points?

PLUNNNNNGGGGIIINNNNGGG @ terminal velocity

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:49 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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It'll be +3 handles by the time I drop some turds in the bowl at around 7:15 in the a.m. tomorrow.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:56 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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1330 to 1325 - 2 points? And you trade with those math skills?

the drop from 3:55 PM to 4:55 PM was the biggest move of the day.

I'm not sure what chart you are looking at...but it sure as fuck ain't a live one.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:17 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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...and it will be completely reversed by 9:35 am tomorrow.

Seriously, who gives a fuck?  When I deep asleep and banging the young version of Ms. Silverstone (from the Crush, naturally), this will magically be levitated and rainbows, puppy dogs, and gumdrops will the order of the day.

 

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:07 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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people who trade give a fuck since trading futures does not limit us to trading between 9:30 - 4PM M-F.

that 5 point move is a lot of money if you're on the right side of the trade.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:26 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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Then, you had best trade it before I take my morning dump.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:36 | Link to Comment Blano
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Lol, duly noted.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:38 | Link to Comment Rick64
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OT, but thought it was interesting.

South Carolina lawmaker wants separate currency for state

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110214/us_yblog_thelookout/south-carolina-lawmaker-wants-separate-currency-for-state

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:10 | Link to Comment dognamedabu
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Hey thanks, that was sort of interesting.

 

I just  read one I thought was pretty interesting  as well, has video 


Woman stripped naked in jail cell

http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2011/02/14/17273781.html#/news/canada/2011/02/14/pf-17273781.html

 

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:42 | Link to Comment toros
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Does this mean that there are fewer High Net Worth individuals, or more low volume rich people?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:48 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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Stock market = 401k bank vault or CALpers vault.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 18:50 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Short gold, long silver.  But not for long, if that makes any sense.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:05 | Link to Comment sellstop
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Why is the stock market important?

Is it a sign of the health of a nation that "everybody" is buying and selling stock shares?

Maybe there is LESS speculation. Maybe there is less TRADING. 

What exactly is the point of pointing out low volume in the stock markets. Eh, Tyler??

 

gh

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:11 | Link to Comment PeterSchump
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2nd most misinformed post of the day.  I recommend reading up on HFT and healthy markets in general.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:52 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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Sellstop

The Stock Indexes are the leading economic indicator. Where the Indexes go the economy follows... 

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:15 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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that was funny.

(you are joking right?)

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:39 | Link to Comment sellstop
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Really. So in 1999 the economy was going to get even better, right.

In 2007, the economy was strong?

And now, the economy is strong?. Or weak?. If the stock market is an economic indicator, why all the angst.

The economy is improving. Right?

Is the Fed money going straight into the stock and speculative markets? Is it still an economic indicator?

NO.

The stock market goes up because people buy stocks. Because they are optimistic.

The market goes down when people sell stocks. They are collectively more pessimistic.

Markets are NOT efficient. Not all of the time. And the stock market does not reflect the economic health of the country as a whole. It reflects the economic health of the financial country. The stock market doesn't care how many homeless roam the streets. It doesn't care how many people die from violence on the streets. Until they revolt.(Egypt)

The stock market is an indicator of investor sentiment, and an indicator of corporate profitability. And I don't think that corporate profitability neccessarily correlates to a healthy and sustainable economy.

 

gh

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:08 | Link to Comment PeterSchump
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Stock market prices have successfully predicted 12 out of the last 7 recessions ;)

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:54 | Link to Comment mynhair
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Maybe there is less population in sheeple willing to gamble.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:08 | Link to Comment KenShabby
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Bitch slapped.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:11 | Link to Comment 10kby2k
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If you 'buy and hold', there is no reason to trade or have any volume. And if no-one is selling......then prices go up.  Russell 36,000!!!!!!

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:19 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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 if no-one is selling......then prices go up.

Huh?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:55 | Link to Comment mynhair
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HFTs circle jerking.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:02 | Link to Comment Boilermaker
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Who's the pivot person (a.k.a. cum dumpster?)

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:07 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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10kby2k

Nobody "buys and holds' anymore so that's not the reason for low volumes. The average 'hold' has come down from 36 months to 6-9 months now, that's not so much a sign of the times but more a sign that 'Buy and Hold' doesn't fuking work as an investment strategy!

Only last year I watched some total dork who managed a fund of $3bn plus on CNBC explain how he was a 'value investor' holding stocks for 10 years or more. I almost pissed myself (almost!)

To put that in perspective most businessmen have very little idea where their business will be in 1 year because change is happening so fast nowadays. So if the businessmen running their businesses couldn't give you an honest idea of how they'll be in a year what chance this 'value investor' having an f'n clue 10 years ahead???  

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:34 | Link to Comment American Dreams
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dup

 


Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:35 | Link to Comment American Dreams
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Dup

 


Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:24 | Link to Comment American Dreams
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Average 'hold' time for a stock is less than 1 minute - pulled that fact out of thin air just like the rest of you post.  Laughable at best.

 

there be no shelter here

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 09:32 | Link to Comment RKDS
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Maybe businessmen who don't have any idea where their business will be in a year are just fucking stupid?  We like to pretend every leader is a unique snowflake without whom the world would collapse, but the truth is that alot of them are just warm bodies.  Perhaps that fund manager was holding something like Intel or Apple...you've heard of computers, right?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:08 | Link to Comment reading
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You need someone to buy for your "theory" to actually work...

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 19:55 | Link to Comment scattergun
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Technically, no volume means no one is buying, and prices go down.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:04 | Link to Comment mynhair
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What new planet are you from, again?

Bitch Bank A sells to Bitch Bank B, gets paid per share.  Rinse, repeat, ad infinitum.

Bitch Bank A can rebuy said shares back from Bitch Bank B in a subpenny loss price, and still make bucks.

Just criminal.  Kickbacks elsewhere get you orange jump suits.

The scheme would fall apart if subpennying was done away with, which is why it still exists.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:59 | Link to Comment sellstop
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Working people all across America are seeing their returns from their bond funds go down. They are allocating more to stocks. It is a steady flow. It is buy and hold. They like to buy the dips. Like buying tomatoes. Buy a couple extra when they are on sale.

And as market volatility goes down, it is harder to make money actively trading. (Believe me, I know!) So, the traders quit being so active, volume declines. But until something spooks a lot of people the indexes can rise on low volume. And the periodic selloffs can be met with buying.

There are some big money interests buying on the dips also. "Big money" needs volume to buy in quantity.

Low volatility is low fear. Not bad for an economy that depends on confidence.

 

gh

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:06 | Link to Comment whatz that smell
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..."No worries though - the NYSE liquidation value should be surging quite soon. We hear all those collocation boxes can fetch a pretty penny when the price of stainless steel hits infinity."

somebody smoking the hopium, alas.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 20:51 | Link to Comment yipcarl
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I F-ing LOVE this site.  You guys ROCK. 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 01:03 | Link to Comment RockyRacoon
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The place is a rush, that's for sure. 

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:24 | Link to Comment mark mchugh
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SPY volume is STILL higher today than it was pre-2007.

 

One ETF does not a market make.  But since they brought it up.....

There are 342 Million shares of SPY.  The three month average volume is 193,000,000.

Does it concern anyone else that we're supposed to believe that daily volume averages 56.4% of outstanding shares?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:37 | Link to Comment prophet
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Common stock?!  Geez, I thought the post this morning was about ES volume and figured traders were just shying away from the manipulation for a bit.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 21:40 | Link to Comment JeffSpindleman
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What is the point.  The volume is low, so what?

We are headed up.  You snooze you loose

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 22:21 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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escalator up...express elevator down. you play long...you snooze...wipe out.

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 23:18 | Link to Comment Fractal Leverage
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This has me confused.

https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22SPY+volume+is+STILL+highe...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/48842765/Volume-Dropping

 

When we pointed out our volume chart earlier, which indicated that volume is now a laughable joke, we received one of the traditionally amusing responses, "ZH misses the point on volume because they data mine and only compare it to the volume during the crisis. SPY volume is STILL higher today than it was pre-2007. So are we to believe that the crisis volume levels are the "real" levels for volume? If you compare back to pre-crisis, volume is actually still pretty high." Here is our response.

 

vs

 

When we point out in our volume chart below, we indicate that volume is now a falling dramatically.  SPY volume is STILL higher today than it was pre-2007. So are we to believethat the crisis volume levels are the "real" levels for volume? If you compare back to pre-crisis, volume actually still looks pretty high."

 

 

The wording in the Pamria document is pretty awkward.  Is ZH in partnership with Pamria or did they just plagerize this, take out the snide language and throw it up to their clients?

Mon, 02/14/2011 - 23:45 | Link to Comment Horizon3
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It would be reasonable to consider that the volume plunge is a result of the very recent, (Yesterday) of Deutch Borse' intent to purchase the NYSE.

http://ow.ly/3VJBb

And

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Git-HLSc_Q 

Tue, 02/15/2011 - 10:55 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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Hedge Funds, Position Traders, Liquidity Providers (HFT), and Hot Money Speculators all exist to prey on Alpha Investors. No doubt they are the favorites of the brokers and exchanges too, since they pay them larger commissions. When their activity is a small portion of the market things seem to be in balance. But, as their numbers grow their Alpha Prey gets scarce and hides, like a lone field mouse running from a pack of wolves.  Soon the wolves will have no choice but to start feeding on themselves.

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