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How Moving Averages Can Improve Your Market Analysis - Many traders and investors use technical indicators to support their analysis. One of the most popular and reliable also happens to be an indicator that has been around for years and years -- moving averages. A moving average is simply the average value of data over a specific time period. Analysts use it to figure out whether the price of a stock or a commodity is trending up or down. It effectively "smooths out" the daily fluctuations to provide a more objective way to view a market. To read the article, click the following link: Moving Averages

What Does a Fractal Look Like? - If the word 'fractal' comes up at all in conversation, that conversation is probably being held in a mathematics department. However, anyone who is interested in the Wave Principle and how it applies to the stock market may have stumbled across the phrase "robust fractal." If you want to know more about what it means in that context, here's an excerpt from Elliott Wave International's primer on fractals that explains the connection. To read the article, click the following link: Stock Market Fractal

How a Simple Line Can Improve Your Trading Success - "How to draw a trend line" is one of the first things people learn when they study technical analysis. Typically, they quickly move on to more advanced topics and too often discard this simplest of all technical tools. To read the article, click the following link: Trendline Trading

Which is Better...Fundamental or Technical Analysis? - We’re often asked which is better for stock trading, fundamental analysis or technical analysis? Traders want to know which style of analysis is more likely to lead to profitable trades. We give our answer in this article. To read the article, click the following link: Stock Market Technical Analysis

Simple Tools for Competent Trades - Sometimes simple tools are the key to improving your trading skills. We'll show you which simple tools you should be using. Improve your trading skills with guidance from EWI Chief Commodity Analyst Jeffrey Kennedy. To read the article, click the following link: Trading Skills

Discover the Dynamics of Using Moving Averages - How to spot high-probability trade set-ups using moving averages. A simple 10-day moving average of the daily advance-decline net, probably the first indicator a stock market technician learns, can be used as a trading tool, if objectively defined rules are created for its use. To read the article, click the following link: Using Moving Averages

Bar Patterns Signal High-Probability Trade Setups - There's a little known joke among the trading community that goes like this: "A trader walks into a bar... pattern: 'Ouch!' " Fact is, if you don't know what you're doing, price bar analysis can be a bit "painful." Finding a discernible pattern in their grouping can feel like finding a hair in a hay stack. To read the article, click the following link: High Probability Trade Setups

A Classic Technical Pattern Agrees with the Elliott Wave Count - In the August issue of his Elliott Wave Theorist, market forecaster Robert Prechter alerted readers that the U.S. stock market was slicing the neckline of a classic head-and-shoulders pattern in technical analysis, and that this may send the market into critical condition. To read the article, click the following link: Head and Shoulders Pattern

Learn Elliott Wave Analysis -- Free - Successful market timing depends upon learning the patterns of crowd behavior. By anticipating the crowd, you can avoid becoming a part of it. Elliott Wave analysis is not primarily a forecasting tool; it is a detailed description of how markets behave. To read the article, click the following link: Elliott Wave Analysis

How Elliott Wave Theory Can Improve Your Trading - Every trader, every analyst and every technician has favorite techniques to use when trading. But where traditional technical studies fall short, the Wave Principle kicks in to show high probability price targets and, just as importantly, how to distinguish high probability trade setups from the ones that traders should ignore. To read the article, click the following link: Elliott Wave Theory

A Two-Bar Pattern that Points to Trade Setups - Our futures analyst has discovered and named a two-bar pattern that he calls the Popgun. Why is it special? Because it introduces swift, tradable moves in price that are bound to retract like a popgun -- that is, to be significantly retraced. This works well on any commodities chart. To read the article, click the following link: Commoditites Chart

On Schedule for a Very, Very Long Bear Market - The current climate shows that we're in a wave of recognition where the fundamentals are catching up to the technicals and that it's time to prepare for a long way down. Any upside to stocks should be viewed as a bear market rally. To read the article, click the following link: Bear Market Rally

Fibonacci Techniques for Math Geeks -- and Everyone Else, Too - Financial markets demonstrate an uncanny propensity to reverse at certain Fibonacci levels. The most common Fibonacci ratios we use to forecast retracements are .382, .500 and .618. On occasion, we find .236 and .786 useful, but we prefer to stick with the big three. To read the article, click the following link: Fibonacci Retracements

How to Channel an Impulse Wave on a Price Chart - R.N. Elliott noted that parallel trend channels typically mark the upper and lower boundaries of impulse waves, often with dramatic precision. The analyst should draw them in advance to assist in determining wave targets and provide clues to the future development of trends. To read the article, click the following link: Channeling Stocks

Using the MACD Histogram as a Technical Indicator - The convergence and divergence of moving averages can be a very powerful technical indicator. The MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between two moving averages of prices. To read the article, click the following link: MACD Histogram

How a 3-in-1 Formation in Cotton Predicted the January Sell-off - The 3-in-1 bar pattern occurs when the price range of the fourth bar, named the "set-up" bar, engulfs the highs and lows of the last three bars. When prices penetrate above the high or below the low of the set-up bar, it often signals the resumption of the larger trend. Where this breach occurs is called the "trigger bar." To read the article, click the following link: Bar Chart Patterns

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