Tracking the Institutional Money Flow- (IMF) can help you position your accounts to take advantage of opportunities that may present multi year moves. You can also scalp and trade in the direction of the IMF and find better risk to reward opportunities. You may even catch the beginning of a trend before it trends giving you better pricing.
Below, please find the Commitment Of Traders Report- (COT) and pay special attention to the relationship between the COT report and the Bullish Percent Buy/Sell Zones.
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Long only fund managers have been pairing back their holdings for the last few months while leveraged, hedge funds who can go long and short have been adding to their positions. Perhaps the recent Trump move is from the short funds covering the positions. Although this up move is very powerful, it is running up on lower volume and therefore most likely setting up for a massive short opporunity. The reason is the long only and longer term Asset Managers do not initiate long positions when risk levels are above 70% in the NYSE. Instead, look for more companies to come to market through IPO's, more M&A from companies using their inflated stock prices (free cash) and companies spending less on equipment and capital expenditures by hording their cash.
Asset Manager/Institutional- These are institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, insurance companies, mutual funds and those portfolio/investment managers whose clients are predominantly institutional.
Leveraged Funds These are typically hedge funds and various types of money managers, including registered commodity trading advisors (CTAs); registered commodity pool operators (CPOs) or unregistered funds identified by CFTC.3 The strategies may involve taking outright positions or arbitrage within and across markets. The traders may be engaged in managing and conducting proprietary futures trading and trading on behalf of speculative clients.