DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- Professional traders running mutual funds and hedge funds don't just look at a stock's price moves; they also track big changes in volume activity. Often when above-average volume moves into an equity, it precedes a large spike in volatility.
Major moves in volume can signal unusual activity, such as insider buying or selling -- or buying or selling by "superinvestors."
Unusual volume can also be a major signal that hedge funds and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst. These types of traders like to get in well before a large spike, so it's always a smart move to monitor unusual volume. That said, remember to combine trend and price action with unusual volume. Put them all together to help you decipher the next big trend for any stock.
With that in mind, let's take a look at several stocks rising on unusual volume recently.
Monday's Volume: 3.67 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 1.76 million
Volume % Change: 148%
From a technical perspective, KNDI gapped up sharply higher here with strong upside volume flows. This stock has been uptrending over the last month and change, with shares moving higher from its low of $10.85 to its intraday high of $15.58. During that uptrend, shares of KNDI have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. Market players should now look for a continuation move to the upside in the near-term if KNDI manages to clear Monday's intraday high of $15.58 to more resistance at $16 with high volume.
Traders should now look for long-biased trades in KNDI as long as it's trending above Monday's intraday low of $14.65 or above more support at $13.80 and then once it sustains a move or close above $15.58 to $16 with volume that's near or above 1.76 million shares. If that move gets underway soon, then KNDI will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $17.69 to $19