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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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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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How can MACD be calculated for intraday trading?

MACD, or Moving Average Convergence Divergence, is a common indicator used by traders to mark potential buy and sell points. It looks to me as though MACD can only be calculated once per day using the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Drawing the neckline for a Head and Shoulders pattern

Neck line for Head and shoulders pattern The book Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets explains how to draw a neckline for H&S pattern. In the diagram, a flatter trend line can be drawn ...
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Indicator for Market deviation of a range

Is there an indicator that would allow me to monitor surges or drops of an asset's price compared to the usual range it has traded in over a period of time? I'm building a script so i'm trying to ...
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Relation between price and “buying shares count per trader vs. selling shares count per trader”

Suppose in a stock market we can access the information of buying/selling density per trader/account. For example during a trading session, V number of shares (i.e. volume) is traded by B number of ...
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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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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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Fetching technical indicators from yahoo api

I am trying to get RSI indicator from yahoo finance api. so far I can get quote in CSV format, but there seems no api for specific indicator such as RSI. Anyone knows how ? thanks
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Does anyone know of to calculate the GTI VERA Convergence and Divergence Indicator?

I came across this indicator - GTI VERA Convergence and Divergence Indicator through this URL - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwVl6o45dytEX0h5Ml9HQTNvT1k/view I can't seem to find how this is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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UK FTSE Sector Indicies Data [closed]

I am trying to find an on source of FTSE ICB indicies from which I can download historical and current data from. for example I can view the current value of such indices here but I want to also ...
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MACD indicators calculator

I would like to calculate MACD (moving average convergence/divergence) based on 12 period Fast MA, a 26 period Slow MA and a 9 period Signal for 5 minutes bars. Should I provide only the last 12 ...
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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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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 ...