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 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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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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Theoretical justification for technical analysis [closed]

What are the theoretical justifications for the operation of trading algorithms based on technical analysis using different indicators such as rsi, stochastic, macd, etc.? or do they really not work?
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How to interpret this conflicting trends in OBV and Accumulation/Distribution Indicator?

I know technical Indicators should always be taken with a grain of salt. Sometimes it gets more confusing when two similar indicators give absolutely different trend. The First indicator in red is the ...
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How to find targets in short term swing trade (0-3 days)

I am learning to trade in trending secondary markets. I am usually able to find support price but I can't find resistance price using the previous data. I typically use S&R in previous data to ...
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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 :...
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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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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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How to draw trend line for an uptrend with noticeable discrete points

as you see in the following picture, the A waves are ascending(rally) and the B waves are also ascending(again rally) so there is no swing point, in the other words there is no high and low point and ...
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Are the values for all technical indicators obtained from an asset's price?

There are several types of technical indicators, for example, trend, momentum, volatility & volume. My question is, are the values for all indicators obtained from an asset's price? If not, what ...
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What data points does a Simple moving Average Indicator use to update in real time?

I understand that the SMA is just the mean of the last closing prices in a given period. What i don't understand is how this can be drawn in real time, given that EOD closing prices only change once ...
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Technical analysis adjacent candle open close not aligned

I am learning technical analysis and from what I understand for red candles top body is open bottom body close green candle bottom body is open and top body is close. Why don't adjacent candle's ...
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what does it mean that the seller is pushing price down in trading?

Candlestick chart: Price opened at point A ($ 30.00) Sellers moved into the market and pushed the price down , point B ($29.89) Why sellers want to move price down? Should they look to sell for ...
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Draw Gann Fan in TradingView

I want to draw Gann Fan on trading view. I know that I must draw a trendline with 45 degrees. I use trend angle for that purpose. If I resize the chart 45 degress should be change. Should I block the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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