Momentum Player

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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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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.
When sales, earnings, share trading volume and share price are rolling along like a wave, momentum players jump on.
Dewey Burchett, RIA, says, "When the Nasdaq Composite failed to sell off further after the opening, traders were forced to cover and momentum players got on board as well.
Typically, the last sector to rise is always the first to correct because a lot of momentum players are invested in such stocks.
They're not momentum players, so they're searching the U.
And the abrupt exit of those same mindless momentum players illustrates the pitfalls of dartboard investing in biotech.
Suncor may see a nice run from this announcement, but with daily volume averaging a mere 19 thousand shares, the stock will probably have to do so without the benefit of momentum players.