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Filling the gap

Discussion in 'Beginner's Lounge' started by craigj, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. craigj

    craigj

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    i hear a lot about the gap being filled
    and stocks gapping up with a positive announc.
    but why does it have to get filled ?

    any recommendations on articles relating to this would be great
     
  2. AlterEgo

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    It doesn't have to do anything, and it quite often doesn't get filled. In fact I'd go as far to say (at least with the types of stocks I follow) they are rarely filled. In my experience, if a spec stock gaps up strongly on a news announcement, it usually runs up very strongly, and rarely returns to the gap.
     
  3. adobee

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    Comsec wont let people gap it up on many trades.. ie if only offer is 20% higher than current buyer they wont do the trade ... see some examples in BMY..
     
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