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Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis Foundation

  • Technical Analysis
    What is Technical Analysis? Foundations of Technical Analysis and does it really work?
  • Support/Resistance
    Support and resistance are the foundation stone of all technical analysis.
  • Chart Basics
    The key to analysing bar charts: control, commitment, OHLC, whipsaws, long and short positions...
  • Time Frames
    Expose hidden trends: markets trend in more than one direction at the same time...

Dow Theory

Trend Analysis

  • MA Systems
    Crossovers of fast and slow moving averages are particularly useful for identifying trends and make an effective trading system when combined with stop losses.
  • Directional Movement - Trends
    An often-discussed system for tracking trends is the Directional Movement System set for weekly, rather than daily, directional movement. We compare performance to Stan Weinstein's breakout model.
  • Short-Term Trends
    Never trade against the trend - a fundamental principle in technical analysis. That's easy enough to follow, but how do you determine the trend?
  • Trend Strength
    Three main indicators of the strength of a trend.
  • Trend Lines
    The trend line is a powerful momentum indicator, alerting you to any acceleration or deceleration of the trend.
  • Forex Trend Channels
    Trend channels are one of the best available tools for identifying changes in trend momentum.
  • Standard Deviation Channels
    Standard deviation channels, plotted at a set number of standard deviations around a linear regression line, provide useful entry and exit signals for trading trends.

Trading Styles

  • Breakout Model
    Stan Weinstein's powerful system for trading long-term trends: the model combines a number of proven techniques to identify breakouts.
  • Trading Trends
    If you are going to trade trends, no matter what the time frame, you are likely to encounter three major problems: false starts, early shakeouts and ...
  • Blind Freddy Trends
    A swing trading technique using moving averages and short-term chart patterns.
  • Momentum Trading
    In its simplest terms, momentum refers to buying stocks which exhibit past over-performance. Eugene Fama, the father of the efficient market hypothesis, refers to momentum as "the premier unexplained anomaly".
  • Momentum Trading II
    Dr Bruce Vanstone shows how to create Momentum simulations using the ASX 200 as an example
  • Momentum Trading III
    Dr Bruce Vanstone summarizes the key characteristics of investing using momentum based approaches and discusses some approaches to managing risk in momentum models and the benefits investors can expect when investing with rules-based funds.

Stock Market Cycles

  • Reading The Stock Market
    The behavior of the market is the most powerful influence on the performance of every stock.
  • Cycles
    The change in prices on any day is influenced by a number of cycles in different time frames...
  • Coppock Indicator
    Edwin Coppock designed this oscillator with one sole purpose: to identify the commencement of bull markets.
  • Bullish Percent Index
    Developed by Chartcraft, the index combines bull signals from individual stocks to identify market trends.
  • Market Tops & Bottoms
    William J. O'Neill identifies these signals in 24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success.
  • Interest Rates and the Economy
    Interest rates have a big influence on stock markets because of three factors.

Chart Types

  • Chart Types
    Each chart type reveals different facets of the relationship between price, trading range and volume.
  • Candlestick Charts
    Candlesticks contain the same data as a normal bar chart but highlight the relationship between opening and closing prices.
  • Bar/OHLC Charts
    How to identify trends, control, commitment, uncertainty, inside and outside days.
  • Equivolume Charts
    The greatest advance in the last decade, equivolume exposes price and volume interaction.
  • Point & Figure Charts
    Point and Figure charts are used to identify support levels, resistance and chart patterns. Point and Figure ignores the time factor and concentrate solely on movements in price.





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