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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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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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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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What is C.O.T movement index and how do I calculate it?

I just read the The Commitments of Traders Bible: How To Profit from Insider Market Intelligence by Stephen E. Briese. It was great and introduced me to the C.O.T index and how to calculate it but ...
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Jesse Livermore pivotal points (US Steel example)

I reproduced table charts for US Steel from controversial Jesse Livermore's book How to Trade in Stocks in a line chart form (see pages from 58 as appeared on PDF) in an attempt to understand rules ...
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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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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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Definition of point

Jesse Livermore came out with a set of rules in his book "How To Trade In Stocks" in 1940. One of the rules is that price of particular asset should deviate by 6 points from the last pivotal point in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which technical indicators are suitable for medium-term strategies?

I'm doing some "retail forex" by (for example) exiting hydrocarbon-dependent currency and entering one weakened by parting the political union but ought to bounce back. As you see, I'm basing my ...
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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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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 are the fundamental levels that makes a Stock Ideal? (either to sell or buy)

During the analysis of a stock, you analyze a few technical, fundamentals as well as environmental points. For example the PE, or Volume, etc. for technical points and News and rumors for ...
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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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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 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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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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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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What does the simple MA(Oscillator) do in MACD?

I'm currently trying to improve my technical analysis skills using TradingView. While playing around with the MACD oscillator I noticed that there is a Simple MA(Oscillator) option. As seen below: I ...
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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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Where can I find lots of annotated stock charts to help me improve my chart reading skills?

I'm learning to read stock charts. I'd like to be able to look at a ton of charts that have been marked up with the usual support/resistance/trend lines, channels, etc. and annotated with expert ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does technical analysis account for macroeconomic data?

Does technical analysis account for macroeconomic data and debt within a financial system, and if so, how?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Flat lines in candlestick charts

I'm creating software that will perform technical analysis on stock data. I'm using single day sessions. I've noticed data where the open, close, high, and low prices are the same. When I pull these ...
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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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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 :...