The Laws Of Momentum by Dirk Vandycke
Magic Of Gravity
In the financial markets, there are underlying forces investors and traders need to know about and handle with respect. This is the start of an article series that will aim to line up the underlying forces that drive the markets and link them with what is visible on the charts.
Before I get started, I want to bring to your attention that in this series of articles, I will be discussing the cash and equity markets characterized by a relatively stable free float (that is, the number of existing shares in a market available for transactions) and semi zero-sum effects (semi, because of trading costs). I won’t consider option and futures markets here, since the number of contracts or open interest, as it is often called, is far from steady, and time plays a bigger part.
Here in part 1 of this series, I’ll focus on price gravitation. It’s one of the most important drivers of market dynamics, and this force accounts for asymmetric volatility, market cycles, and lots more. Another major force in equity markets is a capacitive force on emotions, which links stock price movement to emotions.