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"shaking the tree" is a well known term

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lodas   Wednesday, 01/03/18 04:03:34 PM
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"shaking the tree" is a well known term on wall street, whereby floor traders drop the price to pick up shares from a bountiful supply of stock at the upper price levels... this is a very easy task, simply because investors become skittish or spooky at higher prices and will react to very little incremental price changes in the stock...however, a new phrase to describe floor traders has emerged since the WAMU bk, and that is... "scrubbers"...a scrubber is a floor trader, or MM, who will "walk" through every incremental change in pps at the .001 level... he does this back and forth each day wringing out stock at the lows... this is a much harder procedure and requires the seller to a different level of emotional state...the seller, after having endured a significant loss in his portfolio, becomes hardened, and unwilling to sell at the lows... so whats the MM to do... feed him boredom, ennui, doubt, impatience, and "in the dark" with company events, so that there is no light at the end of the tunnel... such is the case with trading of wmih..one can only surmise that the 100 share trades ad naseum is designed for just that...it portends a very small float outstanding, whereby MM will only risk selling 100 shares in order to "scrub" big volumes from disenchanted longs...so, the high hanging fruit has been shaken, the "low hanging fruit" has been picked, which alas, leaves the rest to the "scrubbers"....hold your stock Lodas

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