Momentum Player

Momentum Player

An investor who buys securities that have performed well over the previous three to 12 months and sells those that have been performing poorly over the same period. This is a form of short-term investing based on the underlying belief that trends generally continue for a long period of time. This belief is at odds with the efficient markets theory, because momentum investing assumes that even inefficiently priced securities tend to remain inefficiently priced. Economists therefore disagree on whether momentum players pursue a sound strategy.
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He is a momentum player who should be full of confidence after his superb runner-up spot at Deere Run and it would be no surprise to see him in contention once again on a track he plays well.
Momentum Player is the highest-rated contender here, having run creditably over sprint distances, including a close second to Warrior Wings at the Curragh last time.
"Momentum players can take a call to play this market but they have to know when to pull back before the reversal of flows," says Gubbi.
Merk explained: "The Chinese don't have many places they can invest and so they have been buying real estate - including in California where I'm based - and they buy gold, so bitcoin is something they can jump on to and of course if the price goes high it attracts other momentum players.
"[These increases] are by no means small amounts and so there is a bit of profit taking going on from the momentum players," said Saleem Khokhar, head of equities at National bank of Abu Dhabi's Asset Management Group.
"FX short-term players and momentum players were short and something like this that alters perceptions in any way, whether you believe or not, leads to people covering their risk.
This is because a lot of momentum players are invested in such stocks," says Sharmila Joshi, co-head, private client group, Emkay Global Financial Services.
What ensued were successive waves of buying by sophisticated and unsophisticated momentum players.
Day traders and other momentum players took the stock as high as $22 per share in the weeks following the IPO, but it soon settled back into the $8 to $12 range, where it has traded ever since.
These so-called "momentum players," the memo said, were now taking their profits and selling the stock.
We had a lot of shareholders at that time that were what you call momentum players. ...
"We're not momentum players; we tend to buy stocks on a dip rather than on strengths.