Market Read®

  • Friday, March 27 2015

This prediction has passed its maturity date!

This prediction was valid between March 18, 2013 and April 18, 2013. All information in this report is for reference only and should not be considered forward looking.


Financial Group Inc.


First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First Niagara Bank, N.A. that provides retail and commercial banking, and other financial services to individuals, families, and businesses. The company s deposit products include savings and money market, and certificate of deposit accounts, as well as municipal deposits. Its loan portfolio include commercial business loans; commercial real estate and multi-family lending products; residential real estate lending products; home equity lending products; indirect automobile lending products; credit cards; and consumer loans, including personal secured and unsecured loans, and overdraft lines of credit. The company also offers wealth management services to manage client funds utilizing various third party investment vehicles comprising separately managed accounts, bonds, exchange traded funds, and mutual funds, as well as provides retirement planning, education funding, and wealth protection products and services, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, life insurance, long term care insurance, and advisory products. In addition, it sells insurance products comprising business and personal insurance, surety bonds, life, disability, and long-term care coverage products; and offers risk management advisory services, such as alternative risk and self-insurance, claims investigation and adjusting, and third party administration of self-insured workers compensation plans, as well as provides treasury management services, such as account reconciliation, remote deposit capture, ACH payments, and cash vault services. As of January 24, 2014, the company operated 420 branches in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Buffalo, New York.

Investment Highlights

  • EARNINGS predicts that FNFG will move down -3.34% by April 18, 2013. The target is $8.36. more
  • PATTERN SCAN predicts the price of FNFG expected to move down in the coming weeks based on the appearance of a 'Resistance Break(1)' pattern. Specifically, a ACT EOD variant of Resistance Break(1) has been detected. The target is $8.12. more

Predictive Range March 15, 2013 - April 18, 2013

Anticipated price movement, between prediction date and target date, based on all market reads.
$8.60 - $8.24

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  • EARNINGS Most stock price histories show random or unpredictable movements around earnings reports. But some repeat the same pattern quarter after quarter, year after year. Earnings predicts probability, price move and length of move before and after all US stock earnings reports.
  • FRICTION FACTOR Friction Factor is based on the relationship between the price of a stock and the volume at which it's bought and sold. Normal and abnormal Friction factor patterns can help you time your buying and selling decisions for maximum earnings potential.
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  • GROUP SECTOR Certain institutions can exert buying or selling pressure over an entire industry group, pushing prices higher. Group Sector identifies stocks that most closely match their group's movement and generate powerful group consensus trading signals to help you profit from the herd mentality.
  • PATTERN SCAN This technology automatically tracks "Trigger Events" that positively or negatively affect the value of a stock — or its perceived value among analysts — ranging from price fluctuations to natural disasters and political shifts. The results reveal patterns that can predict market movements.
  • EVENTS Events describe the current technical situation in your stock. It displays the technicals, trend conditions and seasonal factors and automatically discovers how that stock has performed in the trading days following the occurrences of the event or combination of events. This technology automatically scans using complex historical queries based on what event is taking place right now in the stock. It then displays the probability, expected return and number of trading days for the expected move.
  • RegSHO NAKED SHORTS SEC Regulation SHO mandates that if a clearing agent holds a fail-to-deliver position for 13 consecutive settlement days, it must purchase securities to close out its position, a.k.a. a forced cover. WealthMakers aggregates data from NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, OTCBB and PINKSHEETS to track stocks that are about to have forced covers.
  • SEASONALITY Seasonality analyzes more than 20 years of data to determine if stocks have a long or short seasonal bias, how many trading days the move is expected to last, the probability of that move and the percentage move the stock is expected to make based on the seasonal bias.
  • SQUEEZE TRIGGER Our proprietary database of more than 3,500,000,000 short sale transactions allows us to calculate the exact price at which the total short interest is short in each stock. Squeeze Trigger Alerts let you know exactly when a short squeeze will start and how to trade profitably.
  • VALUATION A stock's value is a function of its forecasted earnings per share and forecasted earnings growth, as well as profitability, interest and inflation rates. Valuation use these metrics to determine at what price a stock is undervalued or overvalued, so that you can make investment decisions accordingly.
  • INSIDER Significant stock sales or purchases by company "insiders" (officers or directors) can be a predictor of future price movements — up or down. The Insider strategy tracks these actions and correlates them with historical data to give you an investment edge.



Predicts probability, price move and length of move before and after earnings reports.

The movement of stock prices in the days and weeks leading to and following these earnings announcements may follow a predictable pattern. Most companies stock price histories show random or unpredictable movements around earnings dates. But some seem to repeat the same pattern quarter after quarter, year after year. The # of Reports in the table below shows how many previous quarterly reports comprise the indicator that predicts how a stock will act after its earnings are released.
Earnings, or profits, drive stock prices. The market values a company based on its current and anticipated future ability to make money. The market takes the earnings pulse of a company four times per year when quarterly reports are issued. When this information is released it can often be a trend-changing or a trend confirming event because the information is so vital to the market's perception of the vitality of that company.
This technology is designed to help the stock trader identify those companies that seem to have a consistent pattern of movement before or after the earnings release date, based on the history

  • FNFG, currently trading around 8.77 expected to hit $8.36.
  • The price of FNFG tends to move down before earnings report dates.
  • Of the previous 5 earnings releases, FNFG has moved down 100% of the time.

Pattern Scan


Tracks "Trigger Events" that positively or negatively affect the value of a stock.

First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) is predicted to go down in coming weeks based on bearish technical trends that have appeared in the recent performance of the stock. FNFG has demonstrated Resistance Break(1) strategy ACT EOD with a strength of 5.0/5. The higher the strength, the higher the probability of an accurate prediction.

  • The price of FNFG expected to move down in the coming weeks.
  • PatternScan has detected that a 'ACT EOD' pattern has appeared.
  • Specifically, a ACT EOD variant of Resistance Break(1) has been detected.
  • This indicates a high probablity that FNFG will move down in the coming weeks.

Squeeze Trigger


We have a proprietary database of all trading in US stocks and maintain massive databases of short sale and naked short sale time and sales data, along with short squeeze SqueezeTrigger prices. We are the only firm that knows the exact price that a short squeeze will start in every US stock.

The Cumulative Squeeze Trigger price for FNFG is 10.40.

Date Short Volume Short Value SqueezeTrigger
2015-01-31 12873973 102236081.785 7.9413
2014-12-31 18787086 154450512.715 8.2211
2014-11-30 22785422 178712900.373 7.8433
2014-10-31 29857506 234912885.707 7.8678
2014-09-30 17449443 152321422.78 8.7293
2014-08-31 12314467 104938961.987 8.5216
2014-07-31 3810956 33564994.97 8.8075
2014-06-30 12664613 110610197.019 8.7338
2014-05-31 13214629 114206109.67 8.6424
2014-04-30 17965204 164827153.659 9.1748
2014-03-31 17235180 159022111.788 9.2266
2014-02-28 23726894 205531846.586 8.6624
2014-01-31 10649653 109608358.607 10.2922
2013-12-31 15910650 169491381.255 10.6527
2013-11-30 3010100 33158659.58 11.0158
2013-10-31 23112621 250570858.047 10.8413
2013-09-30 21457045 218349035.625 10.1761
2013-08-31 13685307 145415966.59 10.6257
2013-07-31 26184285 270219202.771 10.3199
2013-06-30 17992146 176299641.01 9.7987

Friction Factor


Friction Factor determines if there is normal or abnormal behavior in the price action of the stock when compared to the buying vs. selling trading statistics. It shows us how many more shares of buying than selling it takes to move a stock higher by 1 cent, or how many more shares of selling than buying it takes to drop a stock by 1 cent.
Here is how to understand Friction Factor:

  • If Friction Factor is positive, more buying than selling caused FNFG's price to rise
  • If Friction Factor is negative, more selling than buying caused FNFG's price to fall
  • If Friction Factor is 0, there was no discernable activity either way
  • If Friction Factor is abnormal, it means that more buying than selling caused the price to drop which is evidence of manipulative activity. In some cases more selling than buying can cause the price to increase. While this is rare, it must be noted as well. Friction Factor raw data.

Date Change Buy Vol Sell Vol Net Vol Friction
2015-01-14 -0.07 4071442 2929460 1141982 Bearish Bias
2015-01-13 -0.17 3792371 3276958 515413 Bearish Bias
2015-01-12 0.02 2147841 1861844 285997 142998.5
2015-01-09 -0.26 2173347 2763440 -590093 -22695.88462
2015-01-08 0.16 4279098 3062174 1216924 76057.75
2015-01-07 0.1 2258186 1520972 737214 73721.4
2015-01-06 -0.23 3497123 2645044 852079 Bearish Bias
2015-01-05 -0.25 2868478 2901115 -32637 -1305.48
2015-01-02 -0.06 1458190 1333468 124722 Bearish Bias
2014-12-31 0.0 1623232 1424438 198794 Bearish Bias
2014-12-30 -0.02 693745 882344 -188599 -94299.5
2014-12-29 0.08 1391071 1518199 -127128 Bullish Bias
2014-12-26 0.04 817090 809073 8017 2004.25
2014-12-24 -0.08 517949 558590 -40641 -5080.125
2014-12-23 0.06 1870208 1750487 119721 19953.5
2014-12-22 0.01 1309661 1835654 -525993 Bullish Bias
2014-12-19 0.04 3399620 4553373 -1153753 Bullish Bias
2014-12-18 -0.04 2466398 2326147 140251 Bearish Bias
2014-12-17 0.24 1949042 1816015 133027 5542.791667
2014-12-16 0.1 2361305 1983638 377667 37766.7

General Results


Past success in predictions regarding all predictions on the WealthMakers platform.

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Read Type Avg Return Avg Maturity Days Hits Misses % Accurate
Insider 15.851 77.88 11502 560 95.36%
SqueezeTrigger 12.576 22.06 9105 586 93.95%
Valuation 14.484 26.96 4201 302 93.29%
Seasonality 7.323 15.17 49304 4716 91.27%
Group Correlation 6.6 14.39 3825 391 90.73%
PatternScan 8.536 11.48 178214 26172 87.19%
Events 6.936 11.21 3990 624 86.48%
Earnings 8.571 10.32 23466 4712 83.28%
GATS 5.387 7.88 60225 12328 83.01%
Naked Shorts 13.958 10.95 2644 682 79.49%
Friction Factor 7.153 3.63 6748 1934 77.72%

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Last Price$8.77
52 Week Range$8.19 - $11.34
1 Month Range$8.50 - $9.03
Avg Daily Volume3019615.0
PE Ratio11.87
Earnings Per Share
Shares Outstanding350MM
Market Capitalization$3024.00MM


ACCOUNT SUPPORT 855-879-3258