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The retail news and professional news feeds offer extremely opposing perspectives on what is going on with stocks, short term trading, liquidity, execution, and the overall internal Stock Market Structure. While the retail side of the news media focuses on basic news that it believes will encourage retail traders and investors to buy stocks, the professional side concentrates on the actual viability and functionality of the market.
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In the early days of technical analysis, fundamentalists scoffed at the Technical Analysts who claimed that everything about a stock was right there in the stock chart. Price and how it moved was all that really mattered. Fundamentalists argued back that the movement of stocks was a Random Walk or that technical analysis was like using a crystal ball rather than corporate financials.
Turmoil Over the Massive Internal Structural Changes to the Stock Market and Other Financial MarketsRead more
While the average investor or trader is focused on the Trump administration and what will happen next, the internal stock market structure is changing exponentially. A ramped up effort to overhaul the entire internal structure of the financial markets in the US and Europe is creating new opportunities, challenges, and unforeseen side effects that will impact retail investors and traders sometime in the future. The list of changes occurring is huge: