Technical Analysis Foundation
- Technical AnalysisWhat is Technical Analysis? Foundations of Technical Analysis and does it really work?
- Support/ResistanceSupport and resistance are the foundation stone of all technical analysis.
- Chart BasicsThe key to analysing bar charts: control, commitment, OHLC, whipsaws, long and short positions...
- Time FramesExpose hidden trends: markets trend in more than one direction at the same time...
- Dow TheoryThe simplicity of these observations by Charles Dow belie their immense impact on the field of technical analysis.
- Dow Theory - TrendsHow to identify trends and trend changes.
- Dow Theory - Lines (Ranging Markets)Lines (or ranging markets may take the place of a secondary reaction.
- Dow Theory - ConfirmationBull and Bear markets are confirmed by both the Industrial and Transport Averages...
- Dow Theory - Market PhasesBull and bear markets each have three phases.
- MA SystemsCrossovers 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 - TrendsAn 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 TrendsNever trade against the trend - a fundamental principle in technical analysis. That's easy enough to follow, but how do you determine the trend?
- Trend StrengthThree main indicators of the strength of a trend.
- Trend LinesThe trend line is a powerful momentum indicator, alerting you to any acceleration or deceleration of the trend.
- Forex Trend ChannelsTrend channels are one of the best available tools for identifying changes in trend momentum.
- Standard Deviation ChannelsStandard deviation channels, plotted at a set number of standard deviations around a linear regression line, provide useful entry and exit signals for trading trends.
- Breakout ModelStan Weinstein's powerful system for trading long-term trends: the model combines a number of proven techniques to identify breakouts.
- Trading TrendsIf 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 TrendsA swing trading technique using moving averages and short-term chart patterns.
- Momentum TradingIn 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 IIDr Bruce Vanstone shows how to create Momentum simulations using the ASX 200 as an example
- Momentum Trading IIIDr 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 MarketThe behavior of the market is the most powerful influence on the performance of every stock.
- CyclesThe change in prices on any day is influenced by a number of cycles in different time frames...
- Coppock IndicatorEdwin Coppock designed this oscillator with one sole purpose: to identify the commencement of bull markets.
- Bullish Percent IndexDeveloped by Chartcraft, the index combines bull signals from individual stocks to identify market trends.
- Market Tops & BottomsWilliam J. O'Neill identifies these signals in 24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success.
- Interest Rates and the EconomyInterest rates have a big influence on stock markets because of three factors.
- Chart TypesEach chart type reveals different facets of the relationship between price, trading range and volume.
- Bar/OHLC ChartsHow to identify trends, control, commitment, uncertainty, inside and outside days.
- Equivolume ChartsThe greatest advance in the last decade, equivolume exposes price and volume interaction.
- Point & Figure ChartsPoint 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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