Friday, February 26, 2010
Checking Close Imbalances
Such was the case with Thursday's BAC imbalance. At 15:40 the BAC imbalance was 16.5 M and 10 minutes later that number had only been shaved by 600K shares. The implication was clearly bullish at both the 15:40 initial report and the subsequent 15:50 update. This setup is as close to a free lunch as it gets but you have to deploy significant capital to make it pay off. Entering BAC at 15:40 and exiting at the close would have yielded .14 . . not a lot, but very low risk.
VIXEN traders should have caught the clear VIX cross at 13:45 ($ 16.15) and ridden BAC to the close for a more productive .39 gain.
Note those closing volume bars. BAC actually traded 17.7M shares in the last 2 minutes.
Also note the continually upslope mid panel SMAs and the price position on the double 8s channel . . all very bullish.