Price does not travel in a straight line. Even during strong trends, price cycles up and down with overlapping bars and consolidations. It is the basic character of all auction markets.
There are times market will move from one price area to another without much gyration. This happens when there is no (or very little) opposing order flow. This could be opening gaps, wide range bars or swift moves with relatively equal closings and openings of bars.
Many things can trigger such moves which is called “Fluids”. Over night sentiment changes, news announcements and significant stop triggering can create fluids in markets. Usually price travels fast through such areas later as these are areas where a demand supply imbalance existed earlier. We can predict with some certainty that there will be a lack of balance when price come back to this area again.
Always pay attention to “Fluids”. If you are trading into a fluid, don’t be in a hurry to exit. It is always prudent to book your profits when you reach the end of a fluid area.
The concept of “Fluids” can be very helpful in managing your trades.
12032013 is a good example of Fluid in action.