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How to Find the Giant Buy Side Institutions?

How to Find the Giant Buy Side Institutions?
September 23, 2020 Martha Stokes CMT

How to Find the Giant Buy Side Institutions?

Identify Platform Candlestick Patterns for Low Risk & Early Entry

The giant Buy Side Institutions control vast amounts of money on behalf of their fundholders. They are the giant Mutual Funds and Pension Funds, in the US and around the world. Most of the time, Individual Investors and Retail Traders do not know how to find the giant Buy Side Institutions because they do not recognize stock trading Platform Candlestick Patterns or Bottoming Candlestick Patterns that indicate their Dark Pool Quiet Accumulation of stock. The candlestick chart example below shows Dark Pool Quiet Accumulation on 3 levels, as indicated by the 3 lines on the chart which is a Daily View.

The chart also shows the consistency of the buying pattern confirmed in the Dark Pool Quiet Accumulation Indicators of stock Volume in the middle chart window and Balance of Power in the bottom chart window. This confirmation by stock leading indicators and the consistency of price action is how to find the giant Buy Side Institutions footprint on the stock chart.

When you trade with these funds by buying when they buy and selling when they sell, you increase profit potential and lower risk.

These are the savvy money managers in the business. They accumulate stock, using a very specific methodology. They buy into a stock incrementally over a time period of often many months, which means they can be buying slowly and consistently as a stock forms a Platform, and then moves up again.

This type of price action pattern is excellent for Position Trading, as it provides strong support and low risk entries. It wreaks havoc on Swing Trading and Day Trading which are constantly whipsawed out of the trades. This is due to the tighter price action and smaller range that is not wide enough for a Stop and Reverse Strategy SARS or other Trading Range Style Strategy.

Instead of buying when the Buy Side Institutions are buying, Retail Traders are often trying to Sell Short stocks and run headlong into them as they use Dark Pools for Quiet Accumulation in bottoms.

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These institutions always are the ones who create the bottoms. So consequently understanding how, where, and why they buy can help an investor or trader buy in sooner and avoid losses.

How to find the giant Buy Side Institutions requires identifying Dark Pool Quiet Accumulation, which helps traders get into stocks before High Frequency Traders HFT move price suddenly. This is especially beneficial for Swing Trading and Day Trading.

The patterns the Buy Side Institutions create on stock charts are easy to learn. However, the indicators needed to find them are not the everyday MACD, Relative Strength Index RSI, Stochastic, Average Directional Index ADX, or other highly popular indicators.

The reason these popular Price Indicators do not help identify and reveal how to find the giant Buy Side Institutions Dark Pool Quiet Accumulation is because they tightly control price action during their accumulation. After they have accumulated what they want, they allow news to leak out that they have been buying. Then the High Frequency Traders HFT rush to buy the same stock, pushing price action upward.


If you want to be consistently successful investing or trading, you must learn to use modern indicators written for our complex Market Structure. The Dark Pool activity of the giant Buy Side Institutions is easy to see on the candlestick charts with indicators that expose where they are buying and selling.

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Martha Stokes CMT

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Martha Stokes, CMT is co-founder and CEO of TechniTrader. She is a retired professional Buy-Side Analyst and was awarded the Chartered Market Technician designation for her thesis, "Cycle Evolution Theory." Martha is a passionate teacher of the financial markets and a prolific writer, having created over 40 stock, option, and financial market courses.