Gee, thanks. I did this for a living, working in brokerage for 30 months, the last 8 of those in the Proprietary trading department. My job thru the most of my time in the brokerage was to watch the market and look at the stats we are discussing (called market dynamic indicators).
Well, when it comes to how many are buying and/or selling:
It’s in chinese. There is a box in the lower right corner. there are 3 figures above the box. The first one is number of buy orders (and average box order size is in red beside it), the second is number of unfilled sell orders (white figure on the side), and the last is number of trades. (Green figure is average trade size.)
The 3 figures above those are the same figures in number of orders submitted, with the figure right below the percentage in the upper left half is the total turnover, which is very big today.
the lower right square in the box on the lower left side of the screen shows gainers (red), losers (white), and unchanged stocks (green) Look at the figures to the left, as that is number of companies.
the huge turnover is a big plus, some people are still selling, but others are taking their positions. some of the selling is margin related, where people who have borowed money to buy stocks have been forced to liquidate, a phenomena, which usually adds force to a market downturn. others are ppl, who took short positions before the election, and who’s pocketing their gains (short= you borrow some stocks from your broker, sell them, and wait for them to fall, whereafter yu will give the stocks back and pocked the difference).
Percentage ownership, I worked in a stock brokerage breaking down and analyzing those figures for 21/2 years, so I know them by heart. They have changed a bit, as the foreigners are buying more, and the retail investors are getting smaller, but that takes place over time.
The figures on actual ownership are publicized monthly, but you an extrapolate a rough figure by using the net buy/sell of the different groups.
A good web site with many of the figures is that of the stock exchange:
they have the daily net buys and sells.
I think that the percentage ownership figures by different groups are from the ministry of finance, but I obviously had access to a huge database with lots of historical figures back when I worked in finance. They are of somewhat less interest on a day to day basis, though.
I don’t regret leaving the securities industry.