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flash crashes

  • Tue, Aug 01, 2017 - 04:38pm

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    davefairtex

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    flash crashes

To identify these things, you really need to use volume bars as well as candlesticks, and you should probably also see what the chart looks like over the longer term (i.e. a 1 hour chart, then a 5 minute chart).  A $2 "flash crash" with a 500-contract volume spike really isn't a flash crash.  A $20 flash crash with a 10k volume spike, on the other hand, is something to take notice of.