8 Stocks Ripping Higher on Big Volume
Written by: Roberto Pedone
Tickers in this article:
NFLX ESRX AUXL NVDA MYRG HTWR SXCI HSFT
WINDERMERE, Fla. (Stockpickr) -- Professional traders
running mutual funds and hedge funds don't just look at a stock's price moves; they also track big changes in volume activity. Many times when above average volume moves into equity it precedes a large spike in volatility.
Major moves in volume can signal unusual activity, such as insider buying or selling -- or buying or selling by "superinvestors."
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Unusual volume can also be a major signal that hedge funds and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst. These types of traders like to get in well before a large spike, so it's always a smart move to monitor unusual volume. That said, remember to combine trend and price action with unusual volume. Put them all together to help you decipher the next big trend for any stock.