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Questions tagged [technical-analysis]

For questions relating to technical analysis, the practice of evaluating securities by analyzing statistics and patterns generated by market activity, such as past prices and volume.

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Meaning of IV for a strike

As I understand it, IV is defined as an annualized 1 standard deviation range for an underlying. So what is the meaning of implied volatility for a strike? The IV on each strike is calculated by ...
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How to disable the new alert lines in the TradingView chart

Hate the new horizontal dashed red lines denoting the active alert in TradingView! They are way too obtrusive. Any way to disable them? Me I haven't found any.
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Yahoo Intraday RSI Calculation?

I'm trying to understand how Yahoo finance calculates the RSI intraday, what is the time frame, how many items in calculation, what is the price used, etc. I did not find any documentation or posts ...
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Fundamental vs Technical Anylasis [closed]

I don't really care how people choose to invest their money, and I have my own methods that I am not going to argue for or against here. I am just interested in peoples experiences. Is there anyone ...
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S&P 500 Prediction

What technical tools can I use to help predict whether the S&P 500 will rise or fall tomorrow? (Assuming no major events occur)
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Day to day price movements [closed]

Are day to day price movements for a stock driven mainly by the market movement or stock specific resistance, support etc.?
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How are candlestick dojis defined technically?

I´m trying to programmatically analyse candle stick pattern: I have historical OCHL data that I want to perform an automated analysis on, via b4j which is a programming language. The thing is that I ...
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What is the OHLC of a candle when there are no trades

I hope I'm asking this in the right place. Couldn't find any definitive info anywhere. When creating a candle / time series / bucket, is the open of the series the first price in that series and not ...
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List of long-Term Support & Resistance in forex or stocks

I'm looking for a study of historic long-Term Support & Resistance in forex or stocks. If possible with their level of strength (strong, medium...). Example EURUSD Long-Term Support & ...
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Can a Trend be defined?

In the price chart of a stock, commodity or FX, can an uptrend and a downtrend be defined? Can these definitions help someone to thus determine the start and end of a trend without any ambiguity or ...
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What is the mistake in Relative Strength Index calculation?

I'm struggling with RSI calculation on Bitfinex OHLCV data. I use such algorithm: 1. Get last 14 candlesticks. Calculate difference between neighboring candlesticks. Create gain and loss variables ...
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What kind of activity do the long candle-lines on candlestick charts correspond to?

The image at the bottom shows the price of a particular stock earlier today on a red/green candlestick chart. Some of the candle bodies have thin lines ,circled in red, sticking up (circled on one ...
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Rating a candlestick between a range of bullish to bearish

Is there a method to rate a candlestick on a score of bearish to bullish maybe like on a range of 0 to 100? like a bullish marubozu would get a 90-100 whereas a bearish one would get a 0-10 and doji ...
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RSI formula doubts

HI'm trying to understand how RSI calculation works. I've found here a nice and easy method and I recently also found this article, which states: "RSI like many other oscillators is defaulted to a 14 ...
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Parabolic sar calculation

I'm trying to code a the parabolic sar algorithm and am stuck on a few things: Rising SAR ---------- Prior SAR: The SAR value for the previous period. Extreme Point (EP): The highest high of the ...
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TOS: Candlestick vs Candlestick trend

Working with ThinkOrSwim (TOS) platform, I am trying to understand the differences between candlestick styles. Specifically "Candlestick" (C) vs "Candlestick trend" (CT). Pink: Why does a C.green ...
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Is this the proof that Technical Analysis does not work?

If Technical Analysis is working, why is not possible to program a bot to do it automatically? The bot will be much faster than any human, will not make any numeric error, will not fail due emotions, ...
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Is Common Trading Done? Robots to Rule Them All? [closed]

I'm a computer programmer and I've been processing the SEC filings. I've been building models and trying to automate building them out. However, I can not be the only one doing this. As it turns out, ...
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Help a beginner understand differences in candlestick charts

I have been researching how to read candlestick charts and I'm getting the basics of it, however there is one thing that I just don't understand. I have been watching 1 stock using both Yahoo Finance ...
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Can I rely on indicators like MACD if it uses my own dataset?

I'm playing around with algo-trading and started collecting candle data on my own. So far I have about 3500 candles on a single cryptocurrency. While playing with MACD, I noticed that the indicators' ...
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Paradox - When to buy & when to sell a share?

Warren Buffet says buy when everyone is selling and sell when everyone is buying. Taking into consideration the support and resistance levels, everyone is selling near the resistance level and ...
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Possible interpretation for an up trend price chart in regards to its EMA(25) indicator

I'm a newbie in regards to trading, price charts, indicators and such. I'm not even sure all the terminology I'm using it's correct, since English it's not my native language, so please go easy on me :...
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Relevance of indicators like RSI for long-term investing

How relevant are indicators like RSI and CCI for investing in stocks when not focusing on day- or short-term trading?
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Create a candlestick chart from past transactions

I have been logging the buy/sell transactions for bitcoin on a specific exchange and I'd like to create a candlestick chart from it. Instinctively, I think I should decide on an time interval and ...
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How does the Bloomberg website chart calculate the “Rate of Change”?

This is a follow-up to the question: How does the bloomberg website chart calculate the MACD? When selecting a quote in the Bloomberg Market site (e.g. this quote), you are given the choice to add ...
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Calculating Stochastic Ocillator

I'm trying to calculate the Stochastic Ocillator for $AAPL for October 11th. Investopedia gives this as the formula- %K = 100(C - L14)/(H14 - L14) Where: C = the most recent closing ...
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Static and Dynamic, Major/Minor Support and Resistance in Stock Trading/Investing

I was reading a short article the article is here. The author talks about Static and Dynamic support and resistance. While I understand the concept of support and resistance (also to an extent major ...
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Shares - Query about RSI (Relative Strength Index)

I often look at different bits and pieces of information for shares, and I know that a common indicator is the RSI (Relative Strength Index), where I believe it's considered overbought when it goes ...
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I can't understand candlestick shadows

I've spent the entire day trying to learn how to read stock index charts, and as much as I read, I can't understand the concept of candlestick shadows. According to everything I read, the upper and ...
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CandleStickChart: How to understand the timestamp of a candlestick

I'm in the process of learning to read candlestick charts. Many websites using candlesticks will display a single timestamp if you hover the mouse over a candle. Since a candle is a visualisation of ...
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How does the bloomberg website chart calculate the MACD?

I am looking at SeekingAlpha and Bloomberg. On SeekingAlpha, I have added the MACD indicator, and get the following chart for 1 Month data: On the Bloomberg website, I change the time length to 1-...
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How is Shooting Star treated when a stock is in uptrend

So I've started learning Candlesticks and I stumbled on Inverted Hammer i.e. shooting star. I was wondering what would I do with it when it appears in a uptrend stock.
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Calculating slope of series of points [closed]

I have a series of prices plotted against time. I'm trying to determine the slope of the line whereby all the prices fall below this slope but at least two prices need to be touching the slope. Im not ...
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What is a “Triangle” and how do you calculate it?

So while looking at LiteCoin graphs that "analyst" (used loosely because I don't know their creds) put together, I saw this and I was curious how to come to this conclusion. (taken from here https://...
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What is the 'period' defined as for trading indicators?

I see SMA5, SMA50, EMA13 etc.. but it's not obvious what the "period" over which these averages are taken. If I have a graph showing last 24 hours of data and select SMA20, does it average the last ...
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Calculating weekly simple moving average

I'm familiar with calculating multi day moving averages (i.e. 20/50/200 etc). However in regards to calculating weekly moving averages, I'm not 100% entirely sure. To calculate say a 30-weekly moving ...
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Understanding about Williams' Alligator Indicator?

I recently discovered that Williams' Alligator indicator can be used to identify current stock trend. But there's something that make me curious: Can that indicator only be used for short-term trades?...
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How does one determine the width of a candlestick bar?

Is there some "thumb rule" on how to choose the width of candlestick bars for analysis in relation to the time period for which a stock or currency pair is being analyzed? Obviously, minute bars do ...
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What is the average reporting delay for trades reported through a TRF?

This is a follow-up question with regards to this question: Nasdaq vs Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility As well as the answer here: https://quant.stackexchange.com/questions/30366/unexplained-empty-...
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Is there a name for this type of pattern with ultra strong support and resistance?

This particular example is from DBC. I see it a lot on low volume stocks and penny stocks. Is there a technical name for these kind of resistance lines / patterns? Is there any way to make sense of ...
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How to correctly look at 20 day price channel breakout?

In my data I'm looking at 20 day highs and lows of a security. Hence the upper channel is the 20 day high and lower channel is the 20 day low. This is my graph of the 20day high/low (white band) and ...
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Stock prices using candlesticks

Does the close price of a candlestick necessarily have to coincide with the opening price of the next candlestick?
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Trying to understand Return on Capital (Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula version)

I'm trying to understand the Return on Capital formula, as presented in Joel Greenblatt's The Little Book that Beats the Market. Return on Capital = EBIT / (Net Working Capital + Net Fixed Assets) ...
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How to calculate a trendline

I am trying to understand how trend lines are calculated, but looking at an example I found online I am having trouble understanding how the trendline was calculated. Where it says 1. Trendline break,...
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What is the difference between the MACD line, Signal line and the Zero line?

How do the lines differ and what exactly do they show?
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If a trendline or pattern breaks due to some bad news but it returns back what to do?

I am a student in technical field from India. I had a question about what to do when a pattern is formed by stocks moving in one direction on one day, reversing direction on the next day, and ...
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How should I analyse 175 stocks in short-term Investing (2 month)? [closed]

I am in a student competition a with 50k starting investment and 175 stocks. We can trade stocks for 2 month. I wanted to start with writing down the companies main product, cash flow and market ...
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How to read DOJI chart pattern correctly?

Should a DOJI always be read as a shift in trend, even if the current trend is very small? In other words, suppose that a stock has been in a downward trend for some time, then it does a small ...
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On what time scales are stock support and resistance levels meaningful?

I recently read about support and resistance levels. The basic idea is that if it is the case that a stock usually rises when its value descends close to a certain number, we call that a support ...
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bid & ask prices and technical indicators

I have a data set with historical prices (forex but I'm assuming it can be about stocks as well) - open, low, high, close - but there's two of each - bidopen, askopen etc. I want to use those data for ...