Russell 2000 IWM ETF Fund has a clear long bias with new weekly demand imbalance in control. Price retraced to weekly demand level around 151.50 and reacted strongly to it creating lower timeframe demand zones on the daily and even lower timeframes. There is a clear long bias on this ETF Fund. Lot of room for price to rally all the way up to weekly supply imbalance around 170.50.
A little information about this fund. IWM tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US small-cap stocks. The index selects stocks ranked 1,001-3,000 by market cap.
IWM is among the best choices in the crowded US small-cap field. The fund tracks the popular Russell 2000 index and boasts low holdings costs with excellent liquidity, features that have helped it attract billions in assets. IWM’s broad basket makes it one of the most diversified funds in the segment. Notably, the fund delves into micro-cap territory, and has often been riskier than our neutral benchmark (as measured by beta) as a consequence.
As supply and demand traders, we do not need to pay attention to the news, fundamentals or any earnings reports. Once a big timeframe imbalance has gained control, earnings do just the opposite and reacts strongly to those imbalances. Why is it that you see positive earnings and then the underlying stock drops like a rock, or a negative earnings announcement and the stock rallies like a rocket out of control? You are probably missing the fact that there are big imbalances gaining control.
Unless you are doing very short term trading and scalping, you should not worry about fundamentals or earnings announcements.
You can use these imbalances to plan your trades in lower timeframes. Trading is just waiting for the right trigger points and scenarios to present themselves, this game has got a name and it’s called the waiting game. We need to patiently wait for the correct scenarios and setups to happen and wait for price to pullback or dip into the price levels we want to trade, in our case these price levels are made of supply and demand imbalances.
There are several ways of buying stocks. When trading stocks, you can buy shares of the underlying stock or use options strategies to go long or short at these specific supply and demand levels, long calls or long puts or spreads. You can even buy a CFD (contracts for difference) if you are in a country where it’s allowed.
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