This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index (IMX) (Graphic: TD Ameritrade)

TD Ameritrade, Inc. (“TD Ameritrade”), a broker-dealer subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE:AMTD), is today revealing the Investor Movement Index SM reading for November 2013. The Investor Movement Index, or the IMX SM, is a proprietary, behavior-based index created by TD Ameritrade that aggregates Main Street investor positions and activity to measure what investors are actually doing and how they are positioned in the markets.

The November 2013 Investor Movement Index for the five weeks ending November 29, 2013, reveals:
  • Reading: 5.42 (compared to 5.07 in October)
  • Trend direction: Positive
  • Trend length: 2 months
  • Score relative to historic ranges: High

November’s IMX reading registered at the highest point since June 2011 and the second highest level since TD Ameritrade started tracking the IMX in January 2010. This reading follows the positive turn the IMX had taken in October after a dip in September. TD Ameritrade clients’ equity market exposure increased in part due to net buying activity. Recently broad market volatility has been low, but specific names clients chose to hold provided more volatility than the general market, which increased their exposure to equity market movements. Some widely held names included General Electric (GE), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), Cisco (CSCO), and Microsoft (MSFT). Twitter (TWTR) was also a popular buy as clients began to build positions following the company’s initial public offering.

“Our clients are always looking for potential buying opportunities and we have consistently seen our clients purchase names on price dips,” said Nicole Sherrod, managing director of TD Ameritrade’s Trader Group. “For example, Tesla (TSLA), Salesforce (CRM), and Cisco (CSCO) were volatile in November and TD Ameritrade clients appear to have treated the price declines as buying opportunities.”

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,719.92 -78.57 -0.44%
S&P 500 2,080.41 -9.70 -0.46%
NASDAQ 5,108.6660 -18.8590 -0.37%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs