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Article Archive For Dirk Vandycke

  • Focal Points

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Financial survival and thriving in trading and investing could have something to do with knowing where to look and what to look for. This article explains why and how...

  • Trendline Algorithm

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...It's likely that in the decades to come, we'll be ruled by big data and artificial intelligence. And at the heart of it are algorithms. Here's an algorithm that'll help calculate trendlines and the indicators behind them...

  • Trading Expectancy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Selecting what to trade and timing your trades are only one piece of the trading puzzle. One often ignored and misunderstood piece is that of expectancy. Here's how you should look at expectancy...

  • Laws Of Trend Dynamics

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trends are always present in the markets. In the third part of this series, we explore the forces behind price movements during trends and identify those with explosive price movements...

  • The Laws Of Cyclicality

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Trends do not continue forever. The life of a trend comes to a point where it stalls and reverses or temporarily stalls before resuming. How do you recognize when the trend has ended? Let's explore...

  • Laws Of Fractals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Price action has a fractal nature because the way that people act and react to the markets is repetitive. The challenge is in identifying these repetitive patterns on a price chart. Here, we explore one way to identify these patterns...

  • The Laws Of Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the financial markets, there are underlying forces investors and traders need to know about and handle with respect. This is the start of an article series that will aim to line up the underlying forces that drive the markets and link them with what is visible on the charts...

  • Rethinking Diversification

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Although diversification is a popular method of managing risk when it comes to financial investments, it is often undifferentiated. Here in this first part of a two-part series, we'll take an in-depth look at the concept and determine if it is indeed a good way to manage risk....

  • Fine-Tuning Your Risks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this second of a two-part series on managing risk, we look at how to overcome the disadvantages of diversification....

  • Laws Of The Vital Few

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Last month in part 1, you saw that gravity and emotional capacity are two of the markets' strong underlying forces. Here in this second part, we'll explore how some hidden power laws can affect the individual trader's profits and thus why you should be aware of them...

  • Range Expansions & Contractions, Part 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In this third and final part of a series that looks at expansions & contractions to gauge divergences, we look at how to apply the Chartmill bull indicator to trading....

  • Expansions & Contractions, Part 1

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Every trader wants to be able to predict price moves. But we know that it's impossible to do so. Instead, focus on finding high-probability setups and manage them well. In this first part of a three-part series, we'll look at how to identify these profitable setups....

  • Flatliners Breaking Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...We can't predict the future, but we can get telltale information from charts. Here's one possible setup that gives you an idea about price direction....

  • Expansions & Contractions, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the first part of this three-part article series, we found out how to measure intrinsic divergences. In this second part, we will identify divergences that take place when price may appear to be strong but has a tendency to close near the lows....

  • Chartmill Value Indicator, Part 3

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the final article of this series, you'll find more ways to apply the Chartmill value indicator and determine if it enhances the indicators you already use....

  • The Chartmill Value Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Oscillators identify overvalued and undervalued situations. They have their advantages, especially in short-term valuations, but also struggle with recurring disadvantages. In this, the first of a series, we will look at how to overcome these disadvantages....

  • Chartmill Value Indicator, Part 2

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...In the first part of this series, you were introduced to an oscillator not prone to stickiness in overbought/oversold regions and that didn't have the lag commonly associated with oscillators. In part 2, here's how to apply it and profit from it....

  • Adaptive And Optimized Channels

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Chart channels are core instruments that belong in the toolbox of any technical analyst. As useful as they are, they tend to be subjective in nature, which makes them hard to implement algorithmically. Here's how to optimize horizontal channels, calculate the most optimal ones, and as such, create setups based on their support and resistance characteristics....






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