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initiating trade

This is the opposite of responsive trade. Initiating trade is when new money buyers or sellers step into the market and push prices to the next area of balance. Initiating activity is essentially the start of a new trend and often starts with a breakout of prices breaching certain levels that were thought to be support or resistance prior. Initiating trade should be accompanied by an increase in volume as new money joins in to commit to the higher or lower prices.