An institutional trader manages relatively large amounts of capital, compared to most traders. Institutional traders will typically have larger positions and hold them for longer periods of time. When they trade, they often trade large numbers of shares at once.
It’s often said that institutional traders are the ones who really move the markets. They create the large, sustained price changes. Most of the noise in the markets comes from day traders, trying to see what the institutions are doing and acting accordingly. The remaining investors do not make a serious impact on the market.
We offer a variety of longer term alerts, such as the VWAP and the 200 day moving average alerts, aimed specifically at the institutional investors. We also offer a variety of shorter term alerts, like the block trade and running up alerts, specifically aimed at people trying to follow the institutional investors.
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