Stock trading is one of the best ways to invest money if you are looking for a hefty return. But it is not easy to follow the trends and gain an advantage, especially for part-time traders or those that do not have the same resources and information as the “Big Money” players on Wall Street. That is where MAPsignals comes in.
MAPsignals was co-founded by Wall Street veterans Jason Bodner and Lucas Downey, whose combined two decades of experience exposed to them that the best-performing stocks had something in common: Big Money buying.
They found that institutions drive stock prices, which makes sense when you consider that around three-quarters of all daily stock trading activity is done by the Big Money accounts.
Jason Bodner, who has spent over a decade on Wall Street, said that one thing became clear to him, “Nothing impacts a stock’s prices more than institutional trading activities.” He went on to explain, “Whether it’s pension funds, hedge funds, or algo trading, the ‘Big Money’ — as we call it — is one of the most powerful forces in investing.”
Jason also pointed out the swell and collapse of margin debt, saying that traders use leverage to improve performance. He explained, “They borrow money from brokers to control larger positions in stocks long or short than their money would allow. The use of leverage got huge with easy money and zero rates. Then the Fed began tightening the money supply and brokers made margin calls.”
Such observations solidified Jason and Lucas’s belief that institutions are the driving force behind stock prices. It is also why they built MAPsignals, to pioneer the way forward by combining market data with the institutional trading flows they believe drive market movement.
The result is a proprietary data analysis platform that offers insights that change the way investors see the market.
The most important part is that the insights are built on hard data, with MAPsignals taking in an excess of 1.2 million pieces of data from over 6,000 US stocks every day. The data is then used to identify stocks with both excellent fundamentals and Big Money signals .
MAPsignals also offers tools that allow investors to identify trading activity around stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Through that, traders and investors can make informed decisions relying on data over sentiment, which is useful for those that might not notice otherwise and those who simply want to confirm their own research.
Moreover, MAPsignals offers a series of newsletters to fit any need. Some of the company’s key products include:
- Big Money Insights Weekly: A weekly newsletter focused on the latest Big Money insights and current market conditions directly from the founders.
- MAP View: An early Monday report that breaks down the market and Big Money signals for the week ahead, including the stock best positioned for Big Money movement.
- MAP 50: A monthly newsletter that showcases and ranks the 50 stocks with the most Big Money buy signals over six months.
- MAP 20: A weekly newsletter that details the 20 stocks receiving the most Big Money buy signals for the week.
Each MAPsignals product is designed to follow the flow of trading and provide details on where the market and stocks are heading. And such knowledge is more important than ever with the current state of the market.
When asked about the current state of the market and whether these uncertain times are conducive to trading, Jason said, “I believe the current market is primed for a significant rally. September has been historically rough on the markets and Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s recent remarks have been particularly hawkish. But beyond some immediate near term bumpiness, our data is unlike anyone else’s and what it says is quite bullish.”
“The power of cold-hard data helps remove the noise and plot a meaningful path forward. MAPsignals does this like no one else — using the power of Big Money trading to guide us through uncertainty.”
Spencer Hulse is a news desk editor at Grit Daily News. He covers startups, affiliate, viral, and marketing news.