Inside Bars: Points of Market Equilibrium & Consolidation

Inside Bars: Points of Market Equilibrium & Consolidation Inside bars open up a whole new aspect to traders within the stock market. The inside bar pattern is a two-candle formation where the inside bar is smaller in size, and trades

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Consolidation

Consolidation Consolidation patterns can result in some strong breakouts, and if traded correctly, can result in some stellar profits when trading stocks and options. When the market comes to an indecision in regards to the value of a specific stock,

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Best Charting Platform Review – TradingView

TradingView Review Tradingview Review (6/29/2016) – The quest for the best stock charting software can be a lengthy one, as so many options are available to traders today. This article is to aid in shortening your search, and to discuss

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Charts Precede the News

Stock Charts Precede the News, Not the Other Way Around “Stock charts precede the news,” say many who trade on a regular basis. Most technical analysts will tell you that charts are “the light” when it comes to trading, and that

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Aroon Indicator

The Aroon Indicator: Up? Down? Or Sideways? The Aroon Indicator, also referred to as “Aroon Up/Down,” is a range bound technical indicator developed by technical analyst and author Tushar Chande. Chande named the indicator “Aroon,” which is Sanskrit for “Dawn’s Early Light,”

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On Balance Volume (OBV)

On Balance Volume: Understanding the Indicator On Balance Volume (OBV) is a technical indicator that was developed by Joe Granville in the 60s, and was designed to display the flow of volume in and out of a stock or index. Simply

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Key Intraday Reversal Times

Intraday Reversal Times Intraday reversal times occur at specific times of the day, each day, nearly every day. There are numerous aspects that make up the well-oiled machine that is the stock market. However, these aspects are formed by combinations of

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Gann Fan

The Gann Fan: Understanding the Magic Behind the Tool Are you a fan of the Gann? “People are afraid of what they don’t understand.” Some see a chart with a lot of lines on it and freak out. Others panic,

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Descending Broadening Wedge

Descending Broadening Wedge The Descending Broadening Wedge is essentially the opposite of the Ascending Broadening Wedge. The same pattern, but flipped or mirrored. Contrary to the Falling Wedge, where the price action contracts as the pattern matures, the Descending Broadening Wedge widens as

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Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP)

Volume Weighted Moving Average (VWAP) Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) is an indicator, or an intra-day calculation that is used to determine where a stock is trading relative to it’s volume weighted average for the market day. For the matheletes out

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Bump and Run Reversal (BARR)

Bump and Run Reversal The bump and run reversal… ah yes. Both simple and effective, the bump and run reversal can be found commonly on multiple time frames. The Bump And Run Reversal (or BARR) pattern indicates the reversal of an

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Ascending Broadening Wedge

Ascending Broadening Wedge The Ascending Broadening Wedge is a common chart pattern that I love to trade. Contrary to the Rising Wedge, in which price action contracts as the pattern matures, the Ascending Broadening Wedge widens as the two trend

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Parabolic SAR

Parabolic SAR: Understand and Apply In trading, profits or losses are defined by a trader’s ability to anticipate price action. Several indicators can be used to assist in predicting future price action, but few are as easy to interpret or

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Falling Wedge

The Falling Wedge The Falling Wedge is a bullish chart pattern that is formed with a wide formation at the top and contracts as the pattern matures. The overall price action forms a down-sloping wedge as the support and resistance

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Fibonacci Retracements

Fibonacci Retracements: Understand and Apply Here we go… absorb this like a sponge. If you are not somewhat familiar with Fibonacci, this could quite honestly change the way you look at charts forever. There are numerous Fibonacci tools available to

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Rising Wedge

The Rising Wedge The Rising Wedge is a reliable reversal pattern that I tend to trade more often than not. While bearish in nature, it forms with wide price action at the base and then contracts as price action moves higher and the range of trading narrows.

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Ascending Triangle

The Ascending Triangle The Ascending Triangle is a technical analysis chart continuation pattern that consists of 2 trend lines. One being a horizontal trend line at a level of resistance, which is classified as no fewer than two highs, and

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Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)

The MACD: Understand and Apply Do you really understand the indicators you use for trading? It confuses me that the majority of traders use indicators like the RSI, Moving Averages, ADX, and the MACD, but don’t even understand what they

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Relative Strength Index (RSI)

Getting the Most From Relative Strength Index (RSI) The Relative Strength Index (or RSI) is an oscillator tool that is well known, commonly used and widely respected. The term “Relative Strength Index” is somewhat misleading, because it doesn’t actually compare

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Moving Averages

Moving Averages Explained Moving averages (or MA’s) can be one of the easiest technical analysis indicators to understand and utilize. MAs get a lot of media exposure, yet many investors and traders are generally unaware of their full range of

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The Symmetrical Triangle

The Symmetrical Triangle The symmetrical triangle (or coil) pattern normally occurs during a trend as a continuation pattern. It is essentially a coin flip as to which direction price will exit if it is truly a Symmetrical Triangle. The triangle

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