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Parabolic SAR Indicator

Parabolic SAR Indicator

| December 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Parabolic SAR indicator was developed by J. Welles Wilder. The indicator shows dots below the current price bars if there is an up-trend, and vice versa. The formula for this indicator is complex, but is described in great detail in Wilder’s revolutionary book, New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems. How To Trade Using The [...]

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Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD) Indicator

Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD) Indicator

| November 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD) is a simple and effective indicator based on (as the name implies) moving averages. What it does is to take the longer moving average (usually the 26-day Exponential Moving Average) and subtract it from the shorter moving average (usually the 12-day Exponential Moving Average). The reason for these moving averages [...]

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Fractals

Fractals

| November 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

One of the main problems with trading the markets is accuracy. While trading may be profitable, it’s finding a system that produces consistent gains that is usually the hard part. One way to increase your trading accuracy is not to trade against the market, but to trade with it, by following the trends that the [...]

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Trendlines

Trendlines

| October 12, 2010 | 5 Comments

When buying a stock for the long term, it’s important NOT to fight the trend. I.e. if you see that a stock is trending downwards (in otherwords, there’s a downtrend channel or the price keeps dropping over time), then entering would incur a much higher risk. A better way would be to identify companies that [...]

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Parabolic Stop And Reversal (SAR)

Parabolic Stop And Reversal (SAR)

| October 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

The parabolic stop and reversal (SAR) is a popular indicator used when you want to know what the short-term momentum of a stock is. The indicator consists of a series of dots placed either above or below the current stock price, depending on its momentum. A dot is placed below the price when the trend [...]

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Moving Averages

Moving Averages

| October 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Moving averages are a useful tool for investors and traders. How is it calculated? Usually software does the calculation of moving averages for you, but if you’re interested in how it’s derived, here it is. Moving averages are found by adding X number of previous close prices and then dividing that number by X. By [...]

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Support & Resistance

Support & Resistance

| October 12, 2010 | 5 Comments

Another basic principle of trading / investing is support and resistance. These are prices where demand and supply meet, i.e… When the stock’s price is prevented from rising further, this means that the buying force is checked by the selling force. At that price, there are more sellers than buyers. (Resistance) When the stock’s price [...]

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