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How do you find out the direction of the big guys?
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w

For those of us not able to open the really big accounts another option would be to watch for sudden expansions in volume. Certain times, i.e. London open, US open, Europe close, US close can have lots of volume while lunch times are usually slow.

If you initiate a trade during a slow period, then the odds of it making a big move are low. If you get in on a move a volume starts seriously ticking up, then it may be a trade with better odds of making a larger move.

Just be aware that there are always bigger players in the markets, even the biggest hedge funds can be caught off-guard when the Swiss government decides to punish speculators.

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