MSP Dark Pools Money flow Index is a real time stream containing a combination of price and volume to help traders gauge where the market sentiment is right now based on institutional trading and where it will be going soon. The money flow ratio and money flow index are two money flow indices used by day and swing traders. We use an algorithm to watch dark pools live directly from the exchange.The Dark Pools are streamed live per tick and the Money Flow is calculated every hour, end of market total of buying and selling as well as after hours calculations.
Dark Pools is a type of trading few outside of Wall Street know of or understand. Despite the doomy name, dark pools play a very important role in helping institutional investors trade large blocks of stocks and bonds. Dark pools are not open to the public, or average investors. The pools are operated by broker-dealers who match buyers and sellers but don't publish the trade information in real time to the public.
Institutional investors and trading funds use dark pools to reduce their trading costs and to trade securities anonymously. This is accomplished through hidden electronic platforms.
Why trade using Dark Pools? Institutions have billions of dollars and can move a stock up or down. They are the major players that cause stocks to go higher or lower. We just follow the money.