Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis

  • Technical Analysis
    Technical analysis is founded on three basic tenets from Dow Theory, underpinned by the concept of support and resistance..
  • 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...
  • Trend Attributes
    Attributes of an uptrend on a stock market chart with examples.
  • Trend Strength
    Three main indicators of the strength of a trend.

Dow Theory

  • Dow Theory Trends
    Dow Theory lays out the basic principles of technical analysis, identifying trend changes and bull and bear markets.
  • Dow: Dividends & Earnings
    Charles Dow believed that stocks yielding below 3.5% were over-priced. Nowadays, we use Robert Shiller's CAPE or PE based on highest trailing earnings.
  • Warren Buffett Indicator
    Warren Buffett's indicator and the price-to-sales ratio for the S&P 500 avoid distortions from fluctuating earnings and profit margins.

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.