Lucas Downey


Lucas Downey is a technical analyst and Co-Founder of, which looks for outlier stocks through the lens of unusual institutional trade activity.

Growing up in a small town in Louisiana with a passion for what made some stocks great and others not so great, Luke performed his first investing exercise as a teenager. With the desire for financial knowledge, he moved to New York City directly after graduation. After a brief stint at a day-trading firm, he landed a job on an institutional trading desk handling large orders of stock and derivatives. The rest was history.

Luke served as Head of ETF Sales at Cantor Fitzgerald. While in this seat, he began to notice the importance that institutional trading activity had on the movements and direction of stocks. He spent years observing these activities and in his free time, with a partner, began designing quantitative models to look for unusual trading activity. He later moved to Jefferies, LLC as an SVP of Derivatives. There he published stock research based around the unusual activity signals he was developing. He now publishes his research on, and is a contributing instructor for Investopedia Academy.


Technically Speaking
June 2017
Video Archive Contributions
June 5, 2024
Using Trading Flow Analysis to Uncover Small Caps with Monster Potential
Presenter(s): Lucas Downey
February 22, 2023
Navigating Overbought Markets Using Volume Analysis
Presenter(s): Lucas Downey
November 30, 2022
Tracking Unusual Trading Volumes To Generate Alpha in Any Market
Presenter(s): Lucas Downey