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TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index attempts to measure the actual movement of retail...

TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index attempts to measure the actual movement of retail investor funds, as opposed to relying on questionnaires - and the two don't always match. While sentiment indicators turned south in early December, the indicator shot to its highest level of the year, suggesting heavy retail buying of stocks.
Comments (6)
  • Anybody old enough to remember the odd lot theory??
    8 Jan 2013, 08:07 AM Reply Like
  • It'd be a useful indicator, but impossible to measure now that stock exchanges went to counting each transaction as a round lot.
    8 Jan 2013, 10:56 AM Reply Like
  • http://bit.ly/RDMUGA

     

    If you didn't know
    8 Jan 2013, 08:12 AM Reply Like
  • I trade at more than one institution,so whatever I do at TD Ameritrade might or might not be indicative of my overall attitude. Kind of like the blind men and the elephant.
    8 Jan 2013, 08:22 AM Reply Like
  • This fact will keep me out until it reverses.....
    8 Jan 2013, 10:27 AM Reply Like
  • I sold in Dec...............and I bought back in Dec.......tax gain harvesting for 0% tax rate for us middle class retail investors!
    Would that show up as an increase in buying?..................
    8 Jan 2013, 12:19 PM Reply Like
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