Archive for the 'Technical Analysis.' Category

A chart is the Price History of a particular stock.
They are built with 5 main components.
1. The opening price.
2. The high price for that day.
3. The low price for that day.
4. The closing price.
5. The volume for the day.
The things that a chart won’t tell you are the basic things of [...]

What is an Elliot Wave?
The Elliot Wave is a principle or tool used by investors trying to predict or time the market. Elliot Wave theory was developed in the 1930s by Ralph Nelson Elliot. Elliot Wave theory is based on the premise that the stock market is made up of a large group of [...]

What is a Lagging Indicator?
Economic indicators are events that give information about the economy as a whole. They are used to analyze economic behavior and predict how the economy will act in the near future.
There are three main types of economic indicator: coincident, leading, and lagging indicators.
A coincident indicator happens in tandem with [...]

Fibonacci Ratios and Retracements
They can be applied both to price and time, although it is more common to use them on prices.
The most common levels used in retracement analysis are 61.8%, 38% and 50%.
When a move starts to reverse the 3 price levels are calculated (and drawn using horizontal lines) using a movements low [...]

MACD is an acronym for Moving Average Convergence Divergence. It is a mathematical indicator used by some financial traders to predict future price movements of stocks, commodities and other financial instruments. MACD was originally developed by Gerald Appel.
The MACD is constructed from two EMAs, or exponential moving averages, derived from the historical price movement of [...]

Volume Accumulation
This volume indicator addresses some of On Balance Volume’s shortcomings and was developed by Marc Chaikin. Where OBV assigns all of a day’s volume a positive or negative value, Volume Accumulation counts only a percentage of the volume as positive or negative, depending on where the close is in relation to the average [...]

What are Stochastics?
Stochastics is a technical market analysis tool developed by Dr. George Lane. Technical market analysis is an investment method that attempts to “time the market”, or predict market direction based on past behavior.
Stochastics is a mathematical method used by technical analysts to assist in predicting the direction of the price of a [...]

RSI - Relative Strength Index.
This indicator was developed by Welles Wilder Jr. Relative Strength is often used to identify price tops and bottoms by keying on specific levels (usually “30″ and “70″) on the RSI chart which is scaled from from 0-100.
The study is also useful to detect the following:
Movement which might not [...]

What are Candlesticks?
The Japanese began using technical analysis to trade rice in the 17th century.
While this early version of technical analysis was different from the US version initiated by Charles Dow around 1900, many of the guiding principles were very similar:
The “what” (price action) is more important than the “why” (news, earnings, and [...]

I have received many numerous requests to have a category on “Technical Analysis”
So I bow to popular demand and here is the first article.More will be posted as they become available.
I was visiting “Topstocks” as I do on a daily basis and by chance came across this article contributed by “TRAPH” who is one of [...]

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