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Which technical analysis indicators are considered leading stock market indicators?

Most technical analysis indicators are lagging indicators (will indicate a buy after the opportunity to buy has happened), there are also co-incident indicators that suggest a buy opportunity is ...
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Market volume to use Coppock Indicator as a entry signal for large volume stocks?

I use the Coppock Indicator on indices as an indicator with other tools, to determine an entry point into a market, then once the Coppock has indicated entry then selecting stocks using other ...
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What are some good software packages for Technical Analysis? [closed]

What are software packages that allow me to perform technical analysis on candlestick charts? Ideally the software will update with realtime stock data. I'm mostly using Windows but am also curious ...
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How Technical Analysts react to non-market hours effects

If a stock trader fully depends on technical analysis, how can he react to anything happens at non-market hours that his graph does not show until next day morning? Is this a demerit being a complete ...
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How can I retrieve any weights from the portfolio on the EF?

Efficient Frontier image In an efficient frontier build with sample moments, I'd like to retrieve weights from any portfolio on the efficient frontier knowing only the standard deviation and the ...
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Does the FFT of a price series hold any significance?

I'm just wondering whether spectral/frequency information (by means of a Fast Fourier Transform) about a stock's price series holds any significance in investment? My expectation is that it would ...
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Using pivot points to trade in the short term

How do I go about identifying pivot points on a chart to help me trade in the short term (say between a couple of days to a couple of weeks, as I don't want to do day trading)? I understand that a ...
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How to trade fundamentally good stocks over the short to medium term?

Once I have determined a company to be fundamentally good and I determine that it has good future growth and value, what is a good technical method to profit from the stock of this company over the ...
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Should a strategy backtested against three years of tick data continue to produce positive results?

Let's say we have a Binary Options 5-minute trading strategy that relies on multiple indicators and exploits price reversals in currency pairs. Now let's say there is a combination of inputs for the ...
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Evidence for Technical Analysis [duplicate]

In finance, technical analysis is a security analysis methodology for forecasting the direction of prices through the study of past market data, primarily price and volume. Is there any evidence (...
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Stock trading models that use fundamental analysis, e.g. PEG ratios?

I'm a finance undergrad writing a dissertation on fundamental analysis vs technical analysis applied to trading. I'm finding it easy to build technical indicators such as moving averages, while it ...
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How do I analyse moving averages?

I have calculated moving averages i.e. SMA, WMA , EMA for stock which I am going to buy. I have infered : If you are long term investor it is better not to retain the share as price is decreasing as ...
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Is technical analysis based on some underlying factors in the market or do they work simply because other people use them?

The market is undoubtedly driven by people, and technical analysis is one way to analyze and predict this behavior. My question (also the title) is "Is technical analysis based on some underlying ...
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Stochastics indicator reverses prior entering the oversold/overbought zone

Often I've notice Stochastics doesn't enter the oversold/ overbought and reverses to opposite direction. I understand while trending or while strength is on one side stochastics tend to reverses in ...
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How do I read technicals for tickers that move together but are slightly different?

Take SPX, SPY, and /ES (E-mini S&P). My understanding is that these all move together as they are all based off the S&P (correct me if I'm wrong there). However, various levels such as the low ...
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Would every FX currency pair or public stock that is under the 30 level using Relative Strength Index (RSI) be an undervalued pair?

Would every FX currency pair or public stock that is under the 30 level in an RSI indicator be an undervalued pair at that moment (see screenshot)?
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What is the psychology behind the Dead Cat Bounce Pattern and how can it be traded?

With the turmoil that hit most markets in the last two weeks followed by a small recovery late last week, are we seeing a classical Dead Cat Bounce appear infront of our eyes? Looking at the charts ...
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Does technical analysis work on small stock exchanges?

I live in Europe, in a rather small country, and we also have a stock exchange. It's really ridiculously small, compared to NYSE, NASDAQ, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and similar. Lately I've been ...
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How can one tell if a company's quarterly financial report represents a profit or loss?

How should I review an organization's quarterly report to determine if they had a profit or loss in their last quarter? Sample Report
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What kind of technical analysis and indicators available for mutual fund navs

In stock trading we have different types of tools such as candlestick, RSI, MACD, Parabolic SAR etc to analysis the trading. Is the same tools can be used for the technical analysis of mutual funds ...
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Technical Analysis not working

After reading a book and a million articles on the internet, I now know everything there's to know about the most popular technical analysis indicators, at least their theoretical use. However, when ...
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Moving Average Calculation In Minutes

I know how to calculate moving averages ("mA") over an x day period, but I am curious about minutes, or is it the same? i.e.; for a 5 day mA you'd add the close price of each of the days and divide ...
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Does Technical Analysis work or is it just a pointless attempt to “time the market”?

I just ran into the concept of Technical Analysis and decided to go ahead and read a book about it. Before I start reading, I'm curious. Do most people use it successfully? Or is it just a waste of ...
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What is Fibonacci values?

I was trying to analyze one stock, where there was a link called Fibonacci value, which shows different prices of stock as bellow: Trading :: Fibonacci Values Stock Code ANDPRA Exchange NSE ...
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What is Bearish Bar Reversal?

Recently I saw a comment on one stock, It was as : At 11:57 hrs some stock has formed a bearish bar reversal chart pattern today. A Bearish Bar Reversal occurs when today's high is higher than ...
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How to systematically find sideways stocks?

Can someone help me? I would like to be able to analyse stocks based on their movement. Optically, by reading the charts, it is very easy to see if a chart is moving sideways. But how can I analyse ...
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How to deal with intraday prices conflicting with EOD highs and lows

I am trying to do some analysis for stock data, so every day I download the EOD and Intraday (Minute) data for NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX. Usually there are a couple hundred rows of intraday data where ...
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Why we sometimes use mean and sometimes use standard deviation to measure volatility

Both the metrics average true range and historical volatility measure volatility of a financial instrument's price. Average true range measures volatility on an intraday basis, while historical ...
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What are some simple techniques used for Timing the Stock Market over the long term?

What are some simple techniques used for Timing the Stock Market over the long term to beat average market returns? By long term I mean 5 years and longer. It may include investing directly into ...
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Collaboration on Technical Analysis

I am looking for a community that allows users to share technical analysis thoughts, ideas, and techniques. Is anyone familiar with such a site? I am NOT looking for an article site like motley fool ...
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Ideas for patenting/selling a trading strategy

I think that I have stumbled upon a good idea for stock trading. In all my simulations, the results were great. It's a method based on technical analysis and momentum. How do I go about selling or ...
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Help identifying trading strategy based on Mandelbrot

I came across a set of pictures regarding a trading strategy using pure mathematics. Normally, I am quite skeptic regarding any strategy that uses some sort of 'golden formula', but this particular ...
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Is there a candlestick pattern that guarantees any kind of future profit?

I have been working with candlestick patterns for a long time. Bullish engulfing is my favorite because it almost guarantees that the succeeding candle will be green. So, I am sure of a profit, even ...
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How might trading volume affect future share price?

I want to know how to determine the coming ups and downs in share price using the trading volume that can help me analysis for coming events. Is there any reasonable technique for this purpose? For ...
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How is the Efficient Frontier drawn?

I know efficient frontier is the collection of expected return on a portfolio and the level of risk(e.g. standard deviation). What I don't understand is that is the efficient frontier really drawn ...
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Using Fibonacci Extensions to set profit targets?

When trading stocks what are the advantages of using Fibonacci Extensions to set profit targets? What Fibonacci Extension level is most appropriate for setting a profit target, or can it be better to ...
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Chart analysis: What does this mean: 200 period moving average?

In a chart analysis I read the sentence the red 200 period moving average can be seen rising from the lower left of the chart. I know what a moving average is, but what is meant by the 200 period? Is ...
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Do technical indicators actually work while analyzing stocks? [duplicate]

I have tried various indicators such as SMA's, EMA's, stochastics, Bollinger bands etc, while trying to analyze a stock, but they often are only as effective as making a wild guess on picking a stock. ...
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What is meant by a market that is technically strong

What is meant by a technically strong stock or a technically strong market? I understand what a fundamentally strong stock is, but what is a technically strong stock/ market? Does it mean a stock ...
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Technical Analysis: the concepts of overbought / oversold don't make sense

Some technical indicators (e.g. Williams %R) indicate whether the market is overbought or oversold. But this doesn't make sense. Let me explain. Every time a stock or commodity is bought, it is ...
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What is this kind of price graph called, and what is it useful for?

What is this kind of graph called? How do I interpret it? What is it useful for? I can't even tell what the axes mean.
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Why does heavy volume indicate the strength of a trend?

When a reversal occurs on a chart on a heavy volume, it is supposed to signal the beginning of a strong reverse trend. For example, if a security was trending upwards and then it moves down on heavy ...
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Rationale behind using 12, 26 and 9 to calculate MACD

The standard setting for the MACD are 12, 26 and 9. Is there a rationale why these seemingly arbitrary numbers are considered a standard? My other question is that why is 26 considered to be the ...
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Understanding signal line crossover vs zero line crossover in MACD

In this Wikipedia article here They mention: Zero crossovers provide evidence of a change in the direction of a trend but less confirmation of its momentum than a signal line crossover. If ...
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Gauge the strength of the resistance level of a stock just using EMA

Say I calculate the 200-day EMA of a stock to be $25. The stock currently trades at $22. I see from the historical price action that it has touched $25 and failed to break it two times in the past 4 ...
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Why do moving average acts as support and resistance?

What is the reason that a particular moving average can act as a good indicator of support and resistance for a particular stock? Moving average is just an avg of closing prices over 30 days or 50 ...
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Is candlestick charting an effective trading tool in timing the markets?

In the world of technical analysis, is candlestick charting an effective trading tool in timing the markets? If used correctly, how accurate can they be in picking turning points in the market?
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Are most financial needs analyses created equal?

I'm currently talking to a representative for a company that as part of the service they offer does a financial needs analysis (FNA). A quick online search for "financial needs analysis" turns up a ...
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Does it make sense to talk about an ETF or index in terms of technical indicators?

For example, a story today talked about SPY approaching support levels. Given that the price of the ETF is essentially determined by the price of its constituents, does this even make sense? Do ...
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What does “more buyers than sellers” in technical analysis of stocks actually mean?

I often hear/read technical analysts looking at volume and price action on a chart and claiming that there are "more buyers than sellers" or vice versa. Since every trade requires a buyer and a ...