Thanks, Berg and ModestMouse. I appreciate the education. I'd no idea that the lists of "Buy" and "Sell" trades were so inaccurately based. I think you've cured me from trying to reach insightful conclusions from such iffy "data". Time to focus on more fruitful research. (Or maybe just more time for extracting the urine from L Ron Crane, aka Ian R Crane, aka Mark Stevens, aka World's Sadist Git.)
Ha ha ha ha ha hhhhhaaaaaa! Its amazing watching an Elephant walking backwards with a selfie stick! Crane,your finished! Just untie your gloves and accept defeat.Your a con artist,who has played the game,made money from lies,character destroyed many souls,and let's face it,your a very sad person. I actually feel sorry for you now as you looked so embarrassed and intensely awkward when asked questions from locals in the video to which you had no response to whatsoever.Your weakness is now fully on show for your fellow crusties to see. I think even now your support from those anti-frackers is over. Your lucky you haven't been sued for slander on peoples careers. Come on Crane,sorry,Mark Stevens,real name by the way, come and join us,the Igas Gang,and help build a more energy efficient and self reliant country.Buy shares in Igas Mr Mark Stevens. Join us. "If you can't beat them,join them". Your day is gone pal!
First of all I wouldn't take much notice of the 'Buys' v 'Sells' as listed on here. They are only arbitrarily calculated by looking at where the trade price lies in relation to the the bid and the ask. If its closer to the bid its assumed to be a sell, if its closer to the ask its assumed to be a buy. It is therefore already an inaccurate method of quantifying buys v sells, made even less accurate by the lack or quality 'bid' v 'ask' data that LSE seems to get.
This isn't to say MM's don't/wouldn't manipulate the price because I'm not that naive, but personally I stay clear of looking at the buys v sells on LSE as I don't deem them to be accurate because of the reasons above.
I have only a limited understanding of 'UT' trades but essentially, as I understand it, it is a way of matching up the leftover bids and offers at the end of the day. These will by their very nature have a range of differing prices so an algorithm is performed which looks at how many offers/bids there are and at what price each is. This then spits out a corrected price to relfect what is left on the table, if that sort of makes sense!!
Someone with a bit more experience might be able to add more detail but hope that is a little helpful!
An uncrossed trade is a balancing exercise done at the end of the day (usually) to balance out electronic trades from the SETS auction. The only thing to read into it is if a lot of shares are transacted then there is interest in the share. A black trade, sometimes shown as green, is where the market can't work out if it was a buy or sell based on bid and execution prices. I have bought before only to see it come in as 'unknown'.
The only thing to read into the current market is that there is little short interest in Igas so therefore volumes are low.
I want to just establish the truth about my CV as I am upset that people question my voracity and expertise. Despite the fact that I make a nice wedge out of running down the judicial system I am prepared to use it if these criticisms continue. My claim to be a retired oil executive has been questioned but I can provide documentary evidence that I worked for a large oil company. My main duties were in executive support or making the tea as it is more commonly known. I was forced out of this position when I started a legitimate protest pointing out that putting tea bags in water was likely to lead to the pollution of the world’s water supply and that stirring the tea could result in seismic activity in the immediately surrounding area. Having been forced out of the oil industry I have dedicated my life to highlighting the dangers of these sorts of unregulated activities that are rife in the oil industry. I became aware that most people did not share my views on this and many other subjects but discovered that this was due to the Global Elite, or Lizard People as I like to call them, using the vapour trails of aeroplanes to dose the population with mind altering gases that have the effect of making them believe organisations like the BBC when they feed them the information the Lizard people who rule the world want them to believe. Fortunately I and my loyal followers are immune to these substances and thus are able to expose the truth. I have used my extensive intellectual superiority to develop a role as leader of the anti fracking movement. This involves persuading gullible individuals to live in tents on grass verges and annoy the police until they get arrested. I orchestrate these activities from the safety of a nice warm gas heated caravan whilst managing to avoid arrest myself. It is true that I make an income from these activities by selling high quality DVD productions to my adoring public. These are of course not for profit productions as it is strictly against all my beliefs to earn an honest living as this would only signify subservience to the lizard people. Any of you who still doubt the seriousness of my revelations would be advised to purchase a copy of my upcoming DVD “The Tooth Fairy..The Truth “in which I expose another of the scandals and cover ups of the global elite. I am a Crank
Retreating for a moment from Crane-bating, to a more sensible matter…
I’ll probably grow out of this in time, but I still try to read the Tarot Cards that come in the shape “Buy” and “Sell” trades listed here by LSE under the “IGas Share Trades” tab above.
Yesterday was a relatively quiet day for IGas trades -- total of just 115 transactions listed – but intriguing nonetheless. Of that total, 35 were “Buys” of 143,615 shares, so an average of 4,103 shares per “Buy” trade. 80 were “Sells” totaling 328,133 shares (well over double the volume of “Buys”) making the average “Sell” 4,102 shares, uncannily almost identical to the average “Buy”.
Economics 101 says that more than twice as many of something being sold than bought should see the price drop, quite markedly. But we saw the opposite yesterday. Trading in a narrow range and tight spread, IGas’ SP edged up from 34.25p to 35.00p. Does that suggest that Market Makers were holding a high line to tempt in sellers and build their own stocks? If so, does that in turn imply that Market Makers, seeking higher profits, are stocking up in anticipation of a near term demand-led price rise?
I’m reminded of a Stockbroker’s maxim: “That which should fall but doesn’t, is bound to rise.”
(I appreciate that intraday SP movements are of little importance to us IGas investors here for the long haul -- except perhaps in trying to spot a bottom for top-up purposes -- but the mechanisms and manipulative forces in play are interesting.)
The stats above exclude a further 21 trades yesterday totaling 90,636 shares (av 4,316 shares per trade) conducted on the ISDX exchange, which ists trades unhelpfully with no distinction between “Buys” and “Sells” -- and which seems to have come to an abrupt end at 2.43pm yesterday.
Can anyone educate me on how to interpret the occasional trades listed here in black, apparently neither “Buys” (in blue) nor “Sells” (in red). Likewise the term “Uncrossing Trade” appended to a few “Buy” and “Sell” trades, often at the beginning or end of the trading day?
DownTheHole, I just saw your post regarding Crane and the lack of results with your Google search! Well, I also did a little digging and found a page on Facebook title being Longridge Against Fracking! On the page there is what appears to be a photo of text that states Crane's claims! Although there is no evidence to support the origin of the source! Do check out the page, personally I'm not too worried!
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