Over ⅓ of stock volume trades in the dark. That means that over a third of volume is causing imbalances in share supply and demand every day. Imbalances that aren't reflected by market prices.

What you need to know:

  1. Dark pools are private stock exchanges.
  2. They are "dark" because their liquidity is not displayed to the investing public.
  3. This "dark liquidity" fragments the market and harms price-discovery.
  4. Market prices don't reflect reality.
  5. By analyzing dark pool trades, we find out where there's an imbalance.

We've spent years collecting the data, and we've spent years developing an algorithm to make sense of the data. The important part? Turning that data into interactive and accessible information that our clients reliably use to make better decisions.

This is how we did it:

  1. Take total daily volume.
  2. Divide it into dark and lit transactions.
  3. Subdivide the dark pool transactions into buying and selling. "But isn't there a buyer for every seller?"

    Nope.
    We respond to this in the documentation.
  4. Voila.

We believe that data needs to be visualized in order to be understood. The simpler the better. That's why our dark pool indicator (dpi) is just a single line—it's all you need.

So before you make any big decisions to buy, sell, or hedge your portfolio, find out if you're on the right side of the trade first. Get a 72-hour pass for $14.


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