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  • A .370 Batting Average?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some traders are more comfortable with a system that wins 70% of the time rather than one that only wins 35% to 40% of the time. But what if winning less frequently actually resulted in substantially higher profits?

  • A Moving Average Sandwich For Dow Chemical

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Dow Chemical is stuck in a support zone bound by two moving averages, and the direction of the break when it happens will have long-term implications.

  • A Moving Average Squeeze For Lowe's

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lowe's is caught between two moving averages, and the squeeze play is on to see which one will be broken.

  • A New Utility Average Stock Market System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A New Utility Average Stock Market System by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. This month, Meyers uses a daily indicator based on the Dow Jones Utility Average as a market timing system for the Standard & Poor's 500 index. In the August 1995 STOCKS & COMMODITIES,

  • A simple variation of the moving average by Peter Aan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A simple variation of the moving average by Peter Aan General description: The Moving Average Direction System is trend-following; always in the market. Originator: Peter Aan Advantages: Profits from most significant trends; entry technique eliminates

  • Adaptive Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's an indicator that adapts the speed of a moving average to catch the quick-moving markets, yet slows down in sideways-trending markets to reduce whipsaws.

  • Adding Volume To The Move-Adjusted Moving Average by Stephen Bisse

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (38-41): Adding Volume To The Move-Adjusted Moving Average by Stephen Bisse In this second article of the series, we look at how adding volume can help identify large moves in one direction. In "Visiting MOMA," my previous

  • Anticipating Moving Average Crossovers by Dimitris Tsokakis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:2 (20-26): Anticipating Moving Average Crossovers by Dimitris Tsokakis Although simple moving averages may be a technical analyst's best friend, they do tend to lag. Here's how you can overcome this problem. Moving averages a

  • Average Behavior by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Average Behavior by John Sweeney Let me speculate a little here. I know from experience that the half-cycle moving average generally runs along the tops of declining trends and along the bottoms of rising trends Ñ at least in the financials I follow. Th

  • Average Percentage True Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a modification of the average true range (ATR) that provides an added dimension when it comes to detecting volatility in the markets

  • Average True Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Average True Range

  • Average True Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Average or extraordinary, "true range" is often referred to in stocks and commodities trading. But what is it?

  • Average True Range Trailing Stops by Sylvain Vervoort

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Average True Range Trailing Stops by Sylvain Vervoort In this second of a three-part series we will compare trailing-stop methods using an average true range (Atr) trailing stop. by Sylvain Vervoort The average true range (Atr) was developed by J. Wel

  • Baltic Dry Index Leads Dow Jones Transportation Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The global shipping index may provide a clue about how Dow Jones Transportation Index will perform in the coming days.

  • Buff Up Your Moving Average by Buff Dormeier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving Averages On Steroids Buff Up Your Moving Averages by Buff Dormeier Want better results? Combine your moving averages with volume and see what happens. Why should technicians only consider open/high/low/close numbers and time in forming price ave

  • Build A Better Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it possible to have a moving average that minimizes zigzags and powers through the occasional price spike?

  • Building A Variable-Length Moving Average by George R. Arrington, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Building A Variable-Length Moving Average by George R. Arrington, Ph.D. Of the tools in the technician's arsenal, the moving average is one of the most popular. It is used to eliminate minor fluctuations in prices, filter data noise and identify any und

  • Bunge's 10-Day Moving Average Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...From a nearly month-long consolidation, shares of agribusiness concern Bunge International are once again moving higher.

  • CBAK: Bullish Moving Average Cross

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the four-year long bear market in shares of China BAK Battery, Inc. now a done deal, the stock appears to be preparing for a possible move up toward its next key resistance levels.

  • Combining DMI and Moving Average For A EUR/USD Trading System by Rombout Keerstens

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining DMI and Moving Average For A EUR/USD Trading System by Rombout Keerstens Here is a simple trend-following system where profits are realized in a relatively small number of lucrative trades. IN a world in which we are inundated with informati

  • Correction Phase Of Utility Average Ends

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Utility Average severely lost bullish strength in the past correction. The charts suggest that a gaining season for the index is under way.

  • Cross-Market Evaluations With Normalized Average True Range by John Forman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:5 (60-63): Cross-Market Evaluations With Normalized Average True Range by John Forman This technique can be useful to longer-term traders for comparing tradables. Like Bollinger Bands, the average true range (ATR) indicator f

  • DRE: Will Its 200-Day Average Provide Support?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Duke Realty recently ended a multi-month rally. Will its latest major pullback to support result in another leg higher?

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average At Crossroads

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With stronger support & resistance at different levels, is it wise to expect wide range moves in the DJIA?

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Hits Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can the DJIA breach the resistance?

  • Dow Jones Industrial Average Slips Further

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Following three bad trading days, $INDU has slipped below its earlier low. Now what?

  • Dow Jones Utility Average Moves Down From Bearish Wedge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The DJUA has formed a bearish wedge, so keep an eye out on this index.

  • Dow Jones Utility Average Waits For The Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Utility Average has narrowed its move with a smaller range and increasing uncertainty in market. The positive divergence provides an optimistic view.

  • Elan Corp. Can't Break 200-Week Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a nice ride up, ELN seems to be running into resistance at the 200-week moving average. It will have to cross above this level in order to be bullish again, but does it have the strength?

  • End point moving average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...End point moving average

  • Filtering Trades With A Moving Average Slope by Adam White

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Filtering Trades With A Moving Average Slope by Adam White Moving averages are attractive because they simply and reliably execute the ""cut your losses and let your profits run"" strategy. Moving averages also have drawbacks, however, in that they disc

  • Freds, Inc. Crossed Above 50-Day Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In addition to the moving average crossover, this stock has also gapped out of a mini cup and handle formation.

  • How The Pros Use Average Directional Index by Barbara Star, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How The Pros Use Average Directional Index Here's how technicians Charles LeBeau, Paul Rabbitt, and Linda Bradford Raschke integrate the average directional index into their trading plans. How would you like to look over the shoulders of professional t

  • Is The 200-Day Moving Average A Reliable Trend Indicator?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With major averages facing resistance at their 200-day moving averages, we test the reliability of this indicator.

  • Is The Average Analyst Average-Aware?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Such a simple term, yet easy to misinterpret. Here, we clarify the differences between mean, median, and mode

  • Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving Average

  • Moving Average Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Welcome to a new column on techniques for active traders. Each month, this daytrader and founder of TradeMastery.com will cover topics such as momentum trading, breakout trading, and other technical analysisÐbased techniques. This month, you'll learn an

  • Moving Average Computations, Made Easier by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving Average Computations, Made Easier by John F. Ehlers Presenting programming tricks to simplify coding indicators and strategies. A simple moving average of length N is computed by adding N values and dividing the sum by N. The process is repeated

  • Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD) by Thom Hartle The moving average convergence/divergence (MACD) method was developed by Gerald Appel as a technique to signal trend changes and indicate trend direction. The procedure uses the difference betw

  • Moving Average Crossover = Fresh Rally In QCOM

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A fresh upward move can be expected in Qualcomm.

  • Moving Average Crossovers Part II, by Dimitris Tsokakis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (26-34): Moving Average Crossovers Part II, by Dimitris Tsokakis In the first part, we examined how to overcome the lagging tendency of the moving average crossover. In part II, we look at trading opportunities presented by

  • Moving Average Crossovers and the Red/Green Trading Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Any moving average based strategy does not function well when the share price moves in a sideways pattern. Here is a share that has given good profits in the past using the red/green strategy.

  • Moving Average Crossovers by Arthur A. Merrill, CMT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving Average Crossovers by Arthur A. Merrill, CMT Are moving average crossovers more effective than other indicators? More specifically, how about moving average crossovers applied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average? S&C contributor Arthur Merrill de

  • Moving Average Hammer Pivots

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combine a Japanese hammer candle with a moving average line to confirm a pivot and generate a trading signal

  • Moving Average Myths by Jason S. Glazier

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving Average Myths by Jason S. Glazier There is a myth that commonly used averaging and smoothing techniques require different times to calculate. The simple, step-weighted and exponentially smoothed moving averages are the most commonly used for tech

  • Moving Average Stochastic

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Two can be better than one. This momentum-based trading system uses two indicators and helps identify divergences and trends

  • Moving Average Trios

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How to use a combination of three moving averages to find the sweet spot in a market move.

  • Moving Average Violations

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Entries without risk control and trade management are a guaranteed way to lose money, but using this simple system of moving average violations can keep you safe and profitable.

  • Pulte Fails At The 200-Day Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pulte Homes (PHM) failed to break long-term resistance, and a recent downturn in momentum opens the door to lower prices.

  • SIDEBAR: A five-day step-weighted moving average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Examples of calculations for five-day weighted moving average.

  • SIDEBAR: Adaptive Moving Average by Bruce Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:06: (267): SIDEBAR: Adaptive Moving Average by Bruce Faber Perry Kaufman points out in Smarter Trading that if you could achieve only one goal in analyzing the price of investments, it should be to identify the direction, or trend, of the market in

  • SIDEBAR: BUILDING THE VARIABLE-LENGTH MOVING AVERAGE

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...BUILDING THE VARIABLE-LENGTH MOVING AVERAGE Seven steps to constructing a variable-length moving average, page 223.

  • SIDEBAR: EXPANDING THE AVERAGE

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...EXPANDING THE AVERAGE How to modify the start of an exponential moving average.

  • SIDEBAR: JSA MOVING AVERAGE CALCULATIONS by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...JSA MOVING AVERAGE CALCULATIONS by Technical Analysis, Inc. Calculations for the simple, linear, and exponential moving average, plus the authors new interpretation.

  • SIDEBAR: LEAST-SQUARES CYCLE AND THE TIME SERIES MOVING AVERAGE

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...LEAST-SQUARES CYCLE AND THE TIME SERIES MOVING AVERAGE The least-squares cycle oscillator calculates a regression line that is a best fit of the data for the selected time period, and then the difference between the current closing price and the current

  • SIDEBAR: MOVING AVERAGE CALCULATIONS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MOVING AVERAGE CALCULATIONS

  • SIDEBAR: Simple moving average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A quick definition of the Iterative and noninteractive forms of the simple moving average.

  • SIDEBAR: THE MASS INDEX AND MOVING AVERAGE FORMULAS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...THE MASS INDEX AND MOVING AVERAGE FORMULAS The mass index is a 25-day moving sum of a ratio of two moving averages. The numerator of the ratio is the exponentially smoothed moving average of the daily ranges. The denominator is the numerator smoothed a

  • SIDEBAR: Variable-length moving average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...VARIABLE-LENGTH MOVING AVERAGE by Thom Hartle Tushar Chande's variable-length moving average (VIDYA) uses a measure of volatility to modify the smoothing constant used in an exponential moving average (EMA). In the article, Chande uses the Chande moment

  • SIDEBAR: WEIGHTED AVERAGE TRIN10 by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...WEIGHTED AVERAGE TRIN10 by Technical Analysis, Inc. The steps for calculating WTRIN10 begin with the calculation of the open TRIN10 (column G). The 10-day moving average of the individual day's value of the number of advancing shares (column C), number

  • Shorting Moving Average Pullbacks by Steve Palmquist

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (42-47): Shorting Moving Average Pullbacks by Steve Palmquist Do you have a trading system that works well during declining markets? You can add the moving average short system to your toolbox. A successful trader must have

  • Simple Moving Average Trading System

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here, the simple crossing of the closing price above or below a moving average is tested as a viable trading system.

  • Simple moving average crossover by Peter Aan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Simple moving average crossover by Peter Aan Editor's note:In this issue, Peter Aan reports on the first of his tests of different trading systems. He begins with probably the most widely known trading system. General Description: Trend following, alw

  • Texas Instruments Turned Back At Key Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Texas Instruments is dragging the semiconductors sector lower with a break below a key moving average.

  • The Average Age Of Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have you ever considered why you use 2/(n+1) as a smoothing parameter when using exponential moving averages? Here you will find a simple explanation.

  • The Average Directional Movement Index (ADX) by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Average Directional Movement Index (ADX) by Thom Hartle Directional movement, according to technician J. Welles Wilder, is one of the most interesting aspects of market analysis. Markets clearly move from trending periods to trading ranges, but dete

  • The Average Peak Excursion by Chris Young

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (42-46): The Average Peak Excursion by Chris Young With a multitude of stocks to choose from, how do you know which ones are the best to trade, and how do you determine the best time frame to trade them? As traders, your ob

  • The Deviation-Scaled Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Moving averages have two characteristics -- they lag and they smooth data. But there are different ways to tweak them. Here's one way to make them more adaptive to current prices and make the smoothing heavier

  • The End Point Moving Average by Patrick E. Lafferty

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...INDICATORS The End Point Moving Average by Patrick E. Lafferty Moving averages have been used for decades to smooth out the noise in the prices of tradables. Here's an entry in the category, one that may provide a more accurate representation of market

  • The JSA Moving Average by George R. Arrington, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The JSA Moving Average by George R. Arrington, Ph.D. Presenting the JSA, a unique moving average that could provide an early warning that other technical indicators may have an impending signal. In addition, comparing the JSA with other moving averages

  • The Market Direction Indicator Anticipating Moving Average Crossovers by DONALD R. LAMBERT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Market Direction Indicator Anticipating Moving Average Crossovers by DONALD R. LAMBERT Over the years, trading methods have evolved from the very simple (such as the CHANGCHENG BANFA or ""Great Wall Method,"" which dates back to the Orient of the 17

  • The Middle-High-Low Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sure, you know moving averages inside out, but maybe it's time to change things up a bit. Here, we look at how you can apply a moving average to an existing moving average

  • The Mighty 200-Period Simple Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's an example of why the 200-period simple moving average is so powerful.

  • The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence by Mark Vakkur, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence by Mark Vakkur, M.D. Here's a novel way of using the moving average convergence/divergence (MACD) histogram to generate buy and sell signals for stock and mutual fund traders. Not only that, included is a simple

  • The Moving Average Trilogy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A short-covering rally in the $OEX runs into resistance at the 20-, 50- and 200-day simple moving averages.

  • The Moving Average Trio

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...By incorporating a trio of moving averages into a 15-minute price chart, traders can be alerted to strong signals when the market is gaining or losing momentum. Using this system allows a trader to capture the sweet spots when momentum is gaining or wani

  • The Utility Average Stock Market Indicator by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V.13:08 (321-328): The Utility Average Stock Market Indicator by Dennis Meyers, Ph.D. Here's a new indicator for trading the Standard & Poor's 500 index, based on the relative performance of the Dow Jones Utilities Average to the S&P. Trading rules and

  • The V-Trade Part 5: Technical Analysis -- Moving Average Support & Resistance And Volatility Bands

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this fifth part of an ongoing series that outlines one trader's comprehensive approach to trading, we look at the next technical analysis portion of the method -- support & resistance and volatility bands

  • The average maturity of money market funds and Eurodollar futures by Glenn Mancher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The average maturity of money market funds and Eurodollar futures by Glenn Mancher The high interest rate environment of the early 1980s resulted in great swings in the average maturity of money market funds (Figure 1). As the yield on short-term instru

Trading Indexes With The Hull Moving Average by Max Gardner

  • Trading Moving Average Pullbacks by Steve Palmquist

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:4 (16-20): Trading Moving Average Pullbacks by Steve Palmquist Many traders have found success in trading pullbacks. But even a popular system needs to incorporate risk management. Every evening, I look over a dozen different

  • Trading The Moving Average Convergence Divergence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The moving average convergence divergence (MACD) is a popular indicator found on just about all software trading packages. Even though it is widely used, sometimes it is useful to return to basics, to ensure that we master the core principles to effectiv

  • Transportation Average Establishing Support?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bearish rally of $TRAN has reached important support levels. Will the index establish support or break down?

  • Trendline Test For The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...So far in 2006, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has swung up 1,000 points, only to lose it all again. Where is it going now?

  • Using A Moving Average System by Lars N. Kestner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using A Moving Average System by Lars N. Kestner Moving averages was one of the first trading methods used by technicians. Here are the basics to using a moving average system. The process of developing a trading system consists of three steps. First,

  • Using Moving Average Crossovers To Decrease Trading Risks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A crossover of two moving averages presents a possible trading opportunity.

  • Using The Moving Average Convergence/ Divergence (MACD) Indicator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Look at the chart for International Business Machines(IBM) There seems to be a buy signal created by using the MACD crossover.

  • Using The Simple Moving Average by Martin J.Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using The Simple Moving Average by Martin J.Pring Moving averages are the mainstay of technical analysis, and at the heart of moving averages is the perennially useful simple moving average. It can help smooth out random fluctuations in the financial ma

  • V.14:6 (253-257) The Derivative Moving Average by Adam White

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a strategic variation of the tried-and-true simple moving average that uses a moving average for entry signals and the trend analysis index for exit signals. By Adam White To get that all-important edge over other market participants, the creativ

  • Volume-Weighted Average Price by George Reyna

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For Support And Resistance Volume-Weighted Average Price Here's how to use VWAP with the Midas indicators. by George Reyna Successful traders know how important it is to evaluate volume before taking a position in the market. This concept has been much

  • Volume-Weighted Average Pricing by Michael Tanksley, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Volume-Weighted Average Pricing by Michael Tanksley, Ph.D. What price should you aim to beat in your trades? Here's what the pros use. J. Welles Wilder once said, "Somewhere amidst the maze of open, high, low, and close prices is a phantom line that is

  • Volume-Weighted Moving Average Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a moving average crossover technique to help spot strong breakout trading patterns in volatile markets

  • Weekly high/low moving average by Peter Aan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Weekly high/low moving average by Peter Aan Most moving averages of price are based on the closing price (see ""Simple moving average crossover,"" Stocks & Commodities, June 1989), but the weekly variation computes moving averages of the weekly highs an

  • Weight + Volume + Move-Adjusted Moving Average: It's WEVOMO! by S. Bisse

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:4 (32-35): Weight + Volume + Move-Adjusted Moving Average: It's WEVOMO! by Stephan Bisse Moving averages: I use 'em, you use 'em, we all use 'em, but can they really tell you anything about the future direction of a time serie

  • Working Money: Average True Range by Sharon Yamanaka

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Working Money: Average True Range by Sharon Yamanaka Average or extraordinary, "true range" is often referred to in stocks and commodities trading. But what is it? T rader, author, and technician J. Welles Wilder developed average true range (ATR) in t

Working Money: Moving Average Trios by David Penn

  • eBay Battles The 200-Day Moving Average

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a surge in March 2008, eBay consolidated around its 200-day moving average in April, and a consolidation breakout would signal a continuation higher.







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