OPEN INTEREST AND MARKET DIRECTION

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPEN INTEREST AND MARKET DIRECTION “There’s a sucker born every minute!” You are likely familiar with this phrase which has been attributed to the late P.T. Barnum.  It means that there are a lot of gullible people in the world.  Wall Street is counting on investor vulnerability in order to line their own pockets. Business television helps to perpetuate this.  Most of the time, when you tune in you are bombarded with “news” of the hottest stocks; the ones that have already increased in…

Bump and Run Reversal

Bump and Run Reversal Chart Pattern As the name implies, the Bump and Run Reversal (BARR) is a reversal pattern that forms after excessive speculation drives prices up too far, too fast. Developed by Thomas Bulkowski, the pattern was introduced in the June-97 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities and also included in his recently published book, the Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns. The pattern was originally named the Bump and Run Formation, or BARF. Bulkowski decided that Wall Street was not ready for such an acronym and changed…