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The Elliott wave principle

The Elliott wave principle The Elliott wave principle is a form of technical analysis that attempts to forecast trends in the financial markets and other collective activities. It is named after Ralph Nelson Elliott (1871–1948), an accountant who developed the concept in the 1930s: he proposed that market prices unfold in ...

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What is Commodity Channel Index (CCI)?

The Commodity Channel Index (CCI) is an oscillator originally introduced by Donald Lambert in an article published in the October 1980 issue of Commodities magazine (now known as Futures magazine). Since its introduction, the indicator has grown in popularity and is now a very common tool for traders in identifying cyclical ...

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Stock Chart: Double Tops and Bottoms

A much more common reversal pattern is the double top or bottom. Next to the head and shoulders, it is the most frequently seen and the most easily recognized.   Example of a bouble top. This pattern has two peaks ...

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The Ways to Minimize the Risk in the ETF Trade

Here are some tips for trading ETFs in a wildly gyrating market. Choose Carefully Investors trying to gauge which ETFs are cheapest and easiest to trade need to keep two factors in mind: how frequently the stocks or bonds that make up the ETF trade, and how frequently the ETF itself trades.The ...

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Economic Factors and Definitions

Economic factors include: (a) economic policy, disseminated by government agencies and central banks, (b) economic conditions, generally revealed through economic reports, and other economic indicators. 1. Economic policy comprises government fiscal policy (budget/spending practices) and monetary policy (the means by which a government's central bank influences the supply and "cost" of money, which ...

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How to Determine When the Market is Really Trending

How often have you looked at a chart and tried to determine whether or not the market is really trending? How many times have you been fooled by your Stochastics or RSI indicators? How many times have you sold because your oscillators were screaming overbought then watched the market dip ...

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Momentum and Rate of Change (ROC)

Momentum and rate of change (ROC) are simple technical analysis indicators showing the difference between today's closing price and the close N days ago. Momentum is simply the difference,     Momentum = Close(today) - Close(N days ago) Rate of change scales by the old close, so as to represent the increase as ...

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Tips When Studying Chart Pattern.

There are two important lessons when studying chart patterns. The first is that none of these chart patterns are infallible. They work most of the time, but not always. The second lesson is that technical traders must always be on the alert for chart signs that their analysis is incorrect. One ...

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Volume as Secondary Indicators

Price is by far the most important. Volume is secondary in importance and is used primarily as confirming indicators. Volume is the number of entities traded during the time period under study. The level of volume measures the intensity or urgency behind the price move. Heavier volume reflects a higher degree ...

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Tips of Using Moving Averages

The moving average is one of the most versatile and widely used of all technical indicators. It is the basis for many mechanical trend-following systems in use today. There are many questions to be considered when using moving averages. Here we address some of the more common usages of the ...

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