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Subject: Re: Stock Trades Date: 3/19/1998 3:01 PM
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Gilvid wrote:
<<I do not know how to distinguish buying from selling since, for every buyer there must be a seller
and vice versa. One way to get a clue, but only a clue, is to look at the Acc/Dist rating from IBD. A
implies that there are more buyers than sellers; E implies that there are more sellers than buyers. But
it is only an estimate, really.>>

And the Acc/Dist rating only tracks institutional rather than individual investors. However, institutional participation often drives price movements.

<< Where do I find, and what is Acc/Dist rating from IBD? What is IBD. Thanks>>

IBD is Investor's Business Daily, a weekday newspaper which contains a wealth of information on securities. The Accretion/Distribution Rating is published in the stock tables of the paper and provides a rough guide on whether institutional investors are loading up or dumping the stock.
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