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  • 25-Day Plurality Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...25-Day Plurality Index

  • A Bullish Flag For The US Dollar Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index has declined the last few weeks, but the pattern looks similar to that seen in July-August 2005, and support is at hand.

  • A Daily Chart Of The S&P 100 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On April 22nd I presented an article "Gann, Elliott and the Dow Revisited." In it I argued that for the long-term, the trend is bearish, but for the short-term it could be bullish. Here is a chart of the S&P 100 Index that looks bullish for

  • A Monthly Look At The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's a good habit to occasionally stand back and take in the longer term picture of the market place.

  • A New Market Index by Dan Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A New Market Index by Dan Downing Technicians are always looking for leading indices and indicators. We continually search for tools that will give us some advanced warning of the direction of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or the Options Excha

  • A Reverse Head And Shoulders Formation For The Oil Services Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Another potentially bullish pattern for the Oil Services Index could lead to a resumption of the long-term uptrend.

  • A Rising Wedge Formed By Semiconductor Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A long-term bearish reversal pattern is formed by the Semiconductor Index on a daily as well as a weekly time frame. Will the pattern undergo a successful bearish breakout?

  • A Triangle On The U.S. Dollar Index Futures: Will It Flatter Or Deceive?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The U.S. Dollar is perhaps the instrument most directly affecteted by an actual hike or indications of a hike in U.S. interest rates. The U.S. Dollar Index Futures chart is showing that traders expect a hike in interest rates soon.

  • A Twist On The Arms Index by Harley D. Wilbur

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Twist On The Arms Index by Harley D. Wilbur The Arms index, which was originally known as TRIN (for trading index), utilizes up and down volume and advancing and declining issues for calculation. The indicator, which aims to identify possible turning

  • A helping hand from the Arms Index by James Alphier and Bill Kuhn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A helping hand from the Arms Index by James Alphier and Bill Kuhn It was just about 20 years ago when Richard W. Arms, Jr. published in the pages of Barron's his new index number which combined upside and downside volume with the traditionally watched s

  • A new indicator for the S&P stock index futures by Daniel E. Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A new indicator for the S&P stock index futures by Daniel E. Downing Little is new in the field of technical analysis. Even with a staff of seven analysts, my firm can take credit for developing only three entirely new technical tools for the markets. W

  • AMEX Oil Index -- Fifth Wave in Progress?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index (XOI) looks to be in the fifth and final wave of its long-term downtrend. If so, a significant bottom reversal could occur in the coming weeks or months.

  • AMEX Oil Index Coming Up On Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index is quickly approaching key overhead resistance but the longer-term picture still indicates higher prices to come.

  • AMEX Oil Index Currently Testing Downtrend Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index continues to move higher after breaking out of a falling wedge formation. However, long-term downtrend and Fibonacci resistance could turn back prices in the near-term.

  • AMEX Oil Index Failed to Follow Through

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index, a price-weighted index of large-cap integrated oil companies, failed to follow through last week. The culprit is broken support, which is now acting as short-term resistance for the Index.

  • AMEX Oil Service HOLDRS Index: Moving Sideways

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A distribution phase might be ongoing on the HOLDRS, but the trend is very strong in the long term, and risk has to be strictly controlled.

  • ARMS Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...ARMS Index

  • Absolute Breadth Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Absolute Breadth Index

  • Agricultural Index 2B Hammer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The agricultural index looks to reverse a downtrend that started in April 2004.

  • Airline Index In Descent

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The descending triangle is a bearish formation that typically forms during a downtrend as a continuation pattern.

  • Airline Index Losing Altitude

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With oil prices in a rising trend, the Airline Index ($XAL) has been taking a beating.

  • Airline Index Testing a Bottom Hammer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A previous pattern has come into play again as this index tries for another bounce up via the recent bottom hammer.

  • Airline Index Underperforming

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...$XAL has formed multiple bearish flag & pennant formations.

  • Airlines Index Forms A Wedge

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The airlines index is moving in a narrow range.

  • Airlines Index Remains An Underperformer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Airlines Index has been correcting since mid-September. The short-term moving average support converted to resistance. Will the index continue the bearish rally and remain an underperformer?

  • Alexander Elder: The Force Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The force index combines price and volume to provide you with the strength of bulls and bears both.

  • American Express and the BKX Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...American Express is looking like a good candidate for an upside break.

  • Amex Cyclical Index Reaches Key Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An oversold oscillator and key support level could lead to a bounce in the Amex Cyclicals Index.

  • Amex Index Breaking Down

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The energy-intensive American Stock Exchange index has been a stellar performer over the last five years, but a recent breakdown on the daily charts points to a correction.

  • Amex Natural Gas Index: Testing Supports

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A fast move to the downside brought prices to the first support level.

  • An Elliott Wave Look At The Canadian Income Trust Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The first rule in Elliott wave analysis? The wave count must look right.

  • An Issue/Volume Weighted Long-Term Arms Index by Jack Rusin

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An Issue/Volume Weighted Long-Term Arms Index by Jack Rusin Consider, if you will, two vastly simplified trading days on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). On the first day, 10 issues advance and 10 decline with 100 shares of up volume and 200 shares o

  • An Update On The Oil Services Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A test of this month's high will likely lead to an upside breakout for the Oil Services Index.

  • Analyzing The S&P 500 Index Using Gann

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hurricanes, hurricanes, hurricanes. As if the US economy doesn't have enough problems.

  • Another Look at the Amex Gold Bugs Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On October 29, 2002, I wrote the article "Anyone for Gold?" In it, I used a triangle formation to help determine not only a target price, but a time target as well. Here's a look at what has happened since.

  • Aussie Dollar Index Firms With Divergence

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Australian Dollar Index declined throughout 2005 but finally reached support. Early strength in 2006 could lead to a trend reversal.

  • Australian Dollar ETF Outperforming USD Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of the Australian dollar ETF have been substantially outperforming the US Dollar Index over the past calendar quarter, but that relationship may be about to change.

  • Auto Manufacturing Index Reaches Dead End

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chart features and a key momentum indicator suggest that the current rally in the Dow Jones Auto Manufacturing Index is over.

  • Back Testing The Daily Sentiment Index by Lee Ang

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V13:06: (255-259): Back Testing The Daily Sentiment Index by Lee Ang Market traders and advisors use sentiment surveys as a tool to identify extreme bullishness or bearishness. Here, then, is one trader's research into identifying what the best levels o

  • 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.

  • Bank Index Being Tested

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The banking sector's ascending triangle is being challenged probably because of credit quality concerns and of course the bearish pressure on the main indices.

  • Bank Index Closing In On Another Test

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The last time this index look precarious, the markets hit a downleg and now it's showing another interesting juncture.

  • Bank Index Pullback In Danger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bullish rally after a bullish reversal pattern is under strong resistance. Along with the price, one of the indicators retraces back from its previous high.

  • Bank Index Still In Correction Mood?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Philadelphia Bank Index failed to sustain the consolidation range and the strong support as well, with the correction from this area leading to retesting previous lows. Will the correction continue?

  • Bank Index Topped Out?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Philadelphia Bank Index looks susceptible to a correction, and this could evolve into a triple-top formation.

  • Bank Index Under Test

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...$BKX is on moving average support but under previous high resistance. So although technical conditions on charts are positive, the resistance might change the picture.

  • Banking Index Weekly: Bullish Engulfing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Banking Index completed a bearish engulfing pattern on the weekly chart at the March peak, which may presage lower prices.

  • Behavior of the Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index by Cliff Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Behavior of the Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index by Cliff Sherry, Ph.D. Is it stationary, random or independent? Editor's note: In preparing for magazine publication, this article has been heavily condensed. Some insights that were peripheral to the S

  • Biotech Index Breaks Consolidation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a fairly lengthy consolidation, the Amex Biotech Index broke resistance to signal a continuation higher. But how much higher?

  • Biotechnology Index Completes Reaction Move

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...By forming a bullish wedge, the biotechnology index gets ready to continue the bull run.

  • Biotechnology Index Crushed In Crucial Areas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The pullback rally has turned sideways in between the two Fibonacci retracements levels for the biotech index. This support-resistance area is also intercepted by the moving average hurdle.

  • Biotechnology Index On Reverse Journey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will the index plunge to its lowest support?

  • Breakout In Computer Technology Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Computer Technology Index surged above resistance, targeting its old highs.

  • Breakout Of Health Care Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After two years, the Health Care Provider Index has entered a fresh intermediate uptrend. The confirmed triangular breakout would polish the bullish path for the index.

  • Breakout Under Threat For The S&P MidCap Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P MidCap Index broke flag resistance a week ago but quickly met resistance. This breakout is up for a big test. Will it hold?

  • Brewers Index Looking Strong

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A double bottom breakout and bullish continuation pattern point to higher prices for the Dow Jones US Brewers Index.

  • British Pound Index Breaks Down Further

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The British Pound Index ($XBP) broke key support in May and looks set to continue lower after a flat consolidation.

  • Bullish Or Bearish Pattern For The U.S. Dollar Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The U.S. Dollar Index has temporarily bottomed out but is the recent action indicative of a move higher?

  • Bullish Signs Abound For The Oil Services Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lackluster performance by oil service stocks the past year has done little to attract investors but looking at the bigger picture, this is one place you will want to be when all is said and done.

  • CBOE Gold Index: Triangle Breakout Failure

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This gold index has failed to break out from an ascending triangle formation, developing a high-volatility move to the downside.

  • CDNX Composite Index Trend Reversed

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...CDNX Composite consolidated after the steep fall, forming a descending triangle. The pattern breakout was a major reversal indication.

  • CRB Index Ready To Break Out?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a huge correction, the CRB index formed a strong bullish reversal pattern. Will the pattern break out successfully?

  • Can The U.S. Dollar Index Make An Upleg?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the markets surged upwards last week many traders were anticipating the USD to follow with its own bounce.

  • Commodity Channel Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Commodity Channel Index can be a useful alternative to stochastics.

  • Commodity Channel Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is a new trend beginning?

  • Commodity Channel Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Commodity Channel Index

  • Commodity Channel Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the Fed begins to tighten, Industrials and Basic Materials are often hit hardest.

  • Commodity Channel Index: Tool for Trading Cyclic Trends by DONALD R. LAMBERT

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Commodity Channel Index: Tool for Trading Cyclic Trends by DONALD R. LAMBERT Reprinted from Commodities Magazine 1980 219 Parkade, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. Many commodities exhibit some type of cyclical or seasonal price pattern. But, the commodity trade

  • Commodity-Linked ETF Index Suggests Consumer Inflation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After enduring a drop of 68% over the past year, this custom index of four commodity-linked ETFs has staged a strong reversal, suggesting that more consumer price inflation may be on the horizon.

  • Competing Patterns In The S&P Small Cap Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P Small Cap Index ($SML) remains in a clear uptrend, but a reversal pattern could be taking shape.

  • Computer Hardware Index Back To Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The index has reach its historical resistance, which has till now restricted the upward path. The index is still too weak to violate the stronger resistance.

  • Computer Hardware Index Is Bullish

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Computer Hardware Index broke upward from a short-term bearish reversal formation and induced fresh bullish energy. Let us understand the significant supports that can carry the index higher.

  • Computer Technology Index At Breakout Point?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A long-term bullish reversal pattern has appeared on the monthly time frame.

  • Crude Oil Index Is Under Pressure

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The light crude oil index has moved sideways after an exclusive advance rally. Let us check out the future stability of the consolidation range.

  • Cycles and the S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In all the years I have been a student of technical analysis, and I go back as early as 1967, using cycles to forecast an index's turning point has always fascinated me.

  • Cyclical Channel Analysis And The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cyclical Channel Analysis And The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies Trading bands and the commodity channel index, two popular indicators, are used together here by D.W. Davies, who publishes the ""Chameleon"" financial newsletter. Davies analyzes

  • DJ Aluminum Index Forms Island Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With help from Alcoa, the Dow Jones Aluminum Index forged an island reversal. However, it is not quite enough to negate larger bearish patterns just yet.

  • DJ US Chemical Index May Move In Narrow Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...$DJUSCH is forming a continuation pattern at higher levels, so the index may move in a narrow range till the formation matures if lower support is held.

  • DJIA Diffusion Index Completes H&S Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Industrial Average Diffusion Index signals that the DJIA is ready to turn down.

  • DJIA Diffusion Index Continues To Fall

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Industrial Average Diffusion Index indicates difficulty in the Dow pushing to new higher highs.

  • DJIA Diffusion Index Falls

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Industrial Average Diffusion Index suggests that as the market continues to rise, it is doing so on fewer and fewer of its components.

  • Defining The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Defining The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies Presented here are the ins and outs of the commodity channel index, as defined by creator Donald Lambert and modified by the author. The trials and tribulations of trading, the probability of ruin and

  • Demand Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Demand Index

  • Descent Slowing In GS Agriculture Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While most commodity groups remain in major uptrends, the GS Agriculture Index recorded a two-year low last month. However, the decline is slowing and support is at hand.

  • Diffusion Index Suggests Market Reversal Ahead

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Industrial Average diffusion index suggests that a market reversal lays ahead. However, until volatility increases the Dow could continue to move higher.

  • Disk Drive Index Hits Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Computer Disk Drive Index ($DDX) remains in a clear downtrend, but support is at hand and RSI shows signs of a bottom.

  • Disk Drive Index Moves Against Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Disk Drive Index moves completely against the direction of the financial market. The index is forming descending triangles on its long-term chart.

  • Divergence Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Divergence Index

  • Divergences And The Dow Jones Utilities Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Positive divergences in the second half of July helped create a bottom in the falling DJUA.

  • Divergences And The Housing Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The first negative divergence led to sideways trading in the housing index. The second? So far, a sharp reversal.

  • Dollar Index On Reverse Journey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index is likely to initiate a bullish reversal rally.

  • Double Top For Bank Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Philadelphia Bank Index responded very well to a previous double bottom and is now looking to possibly repeat with its bearish counterpart - a double top.

  • Dow Jones Utilities Index And Positive Expectations

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In the intermediate term, the utilities sector could benefit from the end of the rate hikes.

  • Dow Transport Index New High Prediction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Transportation Average has made a price high in July 2007 and in May 2008. The transports could now be set to make one more run at yet another new high in the very near future.

  • Downside Potential In The AMEX Oil Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index (XOI) looks to have additional downside potential in the near-term but I would consider a further pullback an excellent buying opportunity.

  • Enhancing index stock portfolios with futures by Donald L. Jones and Timothy L. Walsh

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Enhancing index stock portfolios with futures by Donald L. Jones and Timothy L. Walsh The benefits of diversification are well known: most investment managers diversify by including bonds and cash in a stock portfolio already diversified across many ind

  • Euro Index Breaks Flag Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a weak rally the last two months, the euro index broke flag support to signal a continuation of the larger downtrend.

  • Euro Index Consolidates At Key Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Even though the Euro Index has stabilized near key support, it has yet to forge a bullish reversal to trigger an advance.

  • Euro Index Enters Reversal Zone

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite a decline over the last few months, the Euro Index ($XEU) remains in a long-term uptrend and is trading in a potential reversal zone.

  • Euro Index Enters Reversal Zone

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite a decline over the last few months, the Euro Index ($XEU) remains in a long-term uptrend and is trading in a potential reversal zone.

  • Euro Index Hits A Milestone, Warning Of A Possible US Market Turn

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A Euro Index bounce could reflect the US Dollar Index and the major US indexes topping.

  • Euro Index Primed For Likely Rise

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a strong rise the Euro Index has corrected to meaningful support.

  • Euro Index Surged Higher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...$XEU broke out of a flag & pennant pattern and pushed the rally to new highs.

  • Falling Wedge Formation for the AMEX Oil Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index looks to be completing a falling wedge formation, which would indicate a potential upside breakout in the near-term.

  • Fibonacci Ratios and the S&P 500 Monthly Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Much has been written about Fibonacci numbers and ratios, and many believe they are golden -- that charts will always turn at a Fibonacci number or ratio. Are they?

  • Financial Volume Index And Volume Analysis by Patrick Cifaldi, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Financial Volume Index And Volume Analysis by Patrick Cifaldi, C.M.T. In technical analysis, the study of volume is one of the most overlooked and underrated disciplines. In the general study of the supply and demand of markets, only two pieces of data

  • Financial Volume Index by Patrick Cifaldi

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Financial Volume Index by Patrick Cifaldi In 1979, the analysis of trading volume was done mainly by hand. Joseph Granville was the foremost researcher and his books and friendship gave me the tools to start my work. The basic work was tedious and long,

  • Fine-tuning the demand index by Thomas E. Aspray

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fine-tuning the demand index by Thomas E. Aspray The Demand Index, which utilizes price and volume, calculates the buying pressure and selling pressure exerted on prices. These can be used to create an oscillator to identify accumulation or distribution

  • France Index Had Two Major Breaks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Present correction in the French CAC 40 Index is the combination of global uncertainty and two major breakouts on technical charts.

  • French Index Under Bearish Pressure

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...French CAC 40 Index had a huge gap down followed by a bearish trading session. The gap down resistance may restrict the breakout.

  • GS Energy Index Breaks Triangle Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The GS Energy Index broke triangle support, but a potentially bullish wedge is forming and a wave C may be ending.

  • Gain Probability Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You have to know (or estimate) your probability of gain and your payoff odds before entering a trade, but how do you estimate gain probability and payoff odds? Let's find out

  • Gann And The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many years ago when I was knee high to a grasshopper, I lay in the sun at a hotel swimming pool at a small town called Agatha in the Northern Transvaal of South Africa. Here, I opened my first, of what was to be many books, about WD Gann.

  • German DAX Index Forms Double Top Near Key Retracement

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After almost doubling since Mar-03, the German DAX Index ran into a wall of resistance and formed a potential bearish reversal pattern.

  • Gilead Sciences and the Ulcer Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the worst performing sectors this past year has been the Health Care sector, and of its sub-sectors, Biotechnology was one of the poorest performers. Gilead Sciences (GILD), a component of that sub-sector lost about 21% over the past year, making

  • Gold & Silver Index -Ascending Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold is a widely followed and important commodity in the financial market jigsaw puzzle. While a popular trading vehicle in its own right, it also has a strong inverse relationship with the US dollar. Unravelling the direction of gold can provide traders

  • Gold & Silver Index Could Be Topping Out

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Gold & Silver Index has been chugging higher the last several months but the technicals are indicating a potential reversal in the near future.

  • Gold & Silver Index Enters Fresh Downtrend?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The corrective rally of the gold & silver index has breached its trendline support. Will the index establish support or plunge further?

  • Gold & Silver Index In Bearish Mood?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The technical charts of the Gold & Silver Index have the potential of short-selling as well as for a long-term buy setup.

  • Gold & Silver Index Move In Narrower Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The symmetrical triangle on the $XAU chart is likely to contract the Index range.

  • Gold And The CRB Index by John J. Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold And The CRB Index by John J. Murphy John Murphy, the leading proponent of intermarket analysis, closes the current circle of tradable interrelationships by examining how gold and the CRB index interact. The gold market plays a key role in intermar

  • Gold Bugs Index Nearing Possible Support?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Down by 40% in little more than six months, the ARCA gold bugs index is now in the vicinity of two important support areas.

  • Gold Index Bouncing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After suffering a big decline from the highs of last November, the Philadelphia gold & silver index is showing signs of another bounce.

  • Gold Index Looks Rangebound, Waiting For Triangle Break

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold's choppy action may continue until we get a decisive move via a triangle break or a reversal off trendline.

  • Gold Index Showing Mixed Signals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Positive action in the main indices has brought the golds understandably down and gold traders are in a quandry as to their next move.

  • Good Days For Semiconductor Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The correction phase of the semiconductor index may be coming to an end and a trend reversal may soon be in place.

  • Gopalakrishnan Range Index by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Should you be trading pork bellies or AT&T? How can you tell what you should be trading, besides painful experience? This might give you a clue. Anyone who has ever observed the markets over time can tell you that some markets are erratic, while some ar

  • Has The French Index Stabilized?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After correcting 600 points, the French CAC 40 Index has been consolidating near support. Will the index recover or take another plunge?

  • Has the AMEX Oil Index Put in a Significant Bottom

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index (XOI) has been in a two-year downtrend but is now showing signs of reversing course.

  • Health Care Index Declines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The reversal patterns are likely to drag down the Health Care Index to the immediate support level. Is the correction only a reaction to bearish formations?

  • Health Care Index Rally Restricted

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the Health Care Provider Index undergoing a short-term downtrend?

  • Health Care Provider Index Is Volatile And Range-Bound

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The health-care provider index is consolidating at the lower end followed by a huge plunge.

  • Herrick Payoff Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Precious metals are up year-to-date, but will silver, platinum or gold pay off in the end?

  • Home Construction Index Hits A Wall

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Home Construction Index hit resistance at the 200-day, and a break below channel support would signal a continuation of a larger downtrend.

  • How High Can the S&P 500 Index Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 broke out of two-and-a-half month trading range early this month, indicating the potential for higher prices in the near-term.

  • 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

  • Improving The Win-Loss Ratio With The Relative Strength Index by Thomas Bulkowski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Improving The Win-Loss Ratio With The Relative Strength Index by Thomas Bulkowski Here's a refresher on the relative strength index, and how to improve your win-loss ratio. Technical analysts can be divided into two basic camps -- those who rely on cha

  • Increasing OBV reliability with stock index futures by Gerald Appel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Increasing OBV reliability with stock index futures by Gerald Appel Traders have used volume pattern recognition techniques in an attempt to forecast price movement probably for as long as records regarding trading volume have been maintained. As a gen

  • Index Divergences Pointing To Potential Market Drop

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Broad market indexes are weaker than the headline indexes, a condition that has preceded market declines in the past.

  • Index Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What are they and why invest in them?

  • Index Investing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's simple, it's profitable, and best of all, everyone can understand it!

Index Of Chart Sentiment by Viktor Likhovidov

  • Index Rotation With Exchange-Traded Funds by David Vomund

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (36-38, 45): Index Rotation With Exchange-Traded Funds by David Vomund Which will perform best, large-cap stocks or small-cap stocks? Will value stocks outperform growth stocks or will growth outperform value? If you watch

  • Insurance Index Risky

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The insurance index shows a bearish pattern and a downside move beginning.

  • Intraday Momentum Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Let "up" days and "down" days dictate market opportunities.

  • Is A Breakout For The US Dollar Index In The Cards?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index is consolidating after an extensive advance rally.

  • Is Downside In Biotechnology Index Complete?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The lower highs in price and the long-term moving average upside move formed a symmetrical triangle. The breakdown has forced the index to plunge. Will the freefall continue?

  • Is The Airline Index Ready For Takeoff?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The airline index plunged 50% in the past year. Now there are signs of a bottom.

  • Is The Rally In The US Dollar Index Over?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index has rallied since late December, but this strength may be coming to an end.

  • Is The Wilshire 5000 Daily Index Giving Us Good News?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A look at the divergence of the commodity channel index on the Wilshire 5000 is telling us something important.

  • Key MidCap Index Runs Into Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P MidCap Index broke support in early October, and the recent rally over the last two weeks is running into resistance from this broken support level.

  • Key Support For The AMEX Oil Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Limited downside potential offers a good buying opportunity in integrated oil companies.

  • Large-Cap Index Near Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 Large Cap was undergoing a bullish rally. Recently, the index has hit the previous high resistance.

  • Light Crude Oil Index Bullish Or Bearish?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The long-term bullish reversal pattern waits for the potential breakout.

  • Looking At Canada Through i-Shares' MSCI Canada Index Fund

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Canada is in the throes of a political crisis. How is this reflected in the market?

  • Lumber Leading Housing Index Lower

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A longstanding correlation between lumber and home builder stocks points to lower prices for the builders.

  • Making The Most Of A Trend With The Disparity Index by Dan Valcu

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Making The Most Of A Trend With The Disparity Index by Dan Valcu In volatile markets, it's difficult to forecast the formation of peaks and troughs. The disparity index is an indicator that helps you squeeze the best out of a trend whether you are tradi

  • Market Facilitation Index Charles F. Wright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Facilitation Index Charles F. Wright The Market Facilitation Index (MFI) is an objective means of measuring facilitation of trade which, in its simplest terms, means how well the market is working efficiently. An efficient market is very liquid a

  • Market Index CDs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you want your finances to survive inflation, you'd better find out what you don't know.

  • Market Turns And Continuation Moves With The Tick Index by Tim Ord

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market Turns And Continuation Moves With The Tick Index by Tim Ord The tick index is a little-known indicator that can be used to indicate short-term stock market reversals and provide trend confirmation. Short-term traders should consider using the tic

  • Mass Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Let profits reign using this range-based trend reversal indicator.

  • McClellan Summation Index 101 - Divergences

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The McClellan summation index for the NYSE just completed a bearish divergence, and traders got the confirmation as it crossed below the 10-day moving average triggering a bearish signal. Meanwhile, the summation index was also grinding through a bearish

  • Measuring Risk With The Normalized Risk Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Risk - there are many ways to measure it, but how effective are they? Here's one measure that is versatile and suitable for just about any type of risk profile

  • Misleading Divergences In The S&P SmallCap Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When the trend is strong and up, bearish divergences in MACD and other momentum oscillators are often misleading.

  • Modifying the Volatility Index by S. Jack Karczewski

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Modifying the Volatility Index by S. Jack Karczewski Here's the scoop on the volatility index as an analytical tool for identifying extremes in market sentiment. Every trader and investor recognizes that the stock market has some degree of volatility

  • Momentum And Relative Strength Index by Stuart Evens

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum And Relative Strength Index Last month, we examined the theory of price momentum. This time, we'll look at two common and popular indicators based on this theory, and how they can be used to enter and exit a market. ""Momentum oscillator" is a

  • Money Flow Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Commonly, stocks will reach a period of congestion or consolidation after making substantial gains. Money flow index (MFI) is examined as a way of gauging which direction the price will take out of the congestion.

  • Multiple-Indicator Techniques For Index Funds by Andrew Abraham

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Multiple-Indicator Techniques For Index Funds Traders expect uncertainty in the markets; it comes with the territory of trading. But with the Standard & Poor's 500 hitting new highs after a gut-wrenching decline, is there more uncertainty today? Here's

  • Mutual Funds As Stock Index Proxies by Joe Duarte

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Mutual Funds As Stock Index Proxies by Joe Duarte Both mutual funds and stock indices such as the Standard & Poor's 500 are collections of stocks, but the}e is a major difference between them. A mutual fund manager changes the stocks in his collection o

  • NASDAQ Composite Index Shows Pending Downleg

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Has the Grinch stolen the Christmas rally, or is it already over for the NASDAQ?

  • NASDAQ Summation Index Hits Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The McClellan Summation Index for the NASDAQ hit resistance, and traders should watch for a moving average crossover to trigger a bearish signal.

  • NYSE Composite Index Breaks Down Further

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NYSE Composite Index has broken the bearish flag & pennant pattern.

  • NYSE Tick Index and Candlesticks by Tim Ord

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...NYSE Tick Index and Candlesticks by Tim Ord The tick index may appear to be one of the simplest of market indicators, but it also offers insight into market psychology. As a stand-alone indicator, the tick index has its place in the technician's toolbox

  • Nasdaq Composite Index - Is It Finally Shaking Off the Bears?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the Nasdaq Composite Index (COMPQ) -and the tech sector- finally out of the woods or is it just another bear rally?

  • Negative Volume Divergence Index by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative Volume Divergence Index by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. The Market Technicians Association has selected the late Paul Dysart for their 1990 annual award ""for outstanding contribution to the field for technical analysis."" Analyst Jim Alphier, in

  • Negative Volume Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Negative volume index (NVI) claims to be an index that reflects what smart money is doing. Whether it's smart money or not might be debatable, what isn't debatable is whether it can work.

  • Networking Index Due For A Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The networking index and the networkers have been beaten up badly, however it looks primed to at least give us a bear rally.

  • Networking Index Traces out An ABC

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The long decline in the Amex Networking Index looks like a normal ABC correction that may have just ended.

  • Oil Index On A Slippery Slope

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Oil Index (Amex XOI)has enjoyed a 10-year uptrend as witnessed on its weekly chart. There are signs of weakness appearing, which bears monitoring.

  • Oil Index Ready To Hit The Resistance?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Amex Oil Index has covered the major distance of its bullish journey. The volatile sessions of the past few months obstructed the rally heading towards long-term resistance. Will the Index hit resistance?

  • Oil Index Ripe For Correction

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gas pump prices may reflect oil's latest run-up, but the oil index is finally showing some weakness. With a little cooperation from the markets, relief may be coming.

  • Oil Index Shows Possible Bottom Hammer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a very good run this index has retraced and now the previous bull run may resume.

  • Oil Services Index Bounces of Key Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Oil Services Index bounced off key support in the 92-93 range last week. Though a further pull back is possible in the near-term, the long-term technicals point to higher prices down the road.

  • Oil Services Index Bumping Up Against Key Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Oil Services Index recently put in a short-term bottom but the jury is still out as to whether or not the group can move higher.

  • On Index Funds by Stephen Littauer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On Index Funds by Stephen Littauer Do mutual funds underperform the market? Statistics would indicate so. Index funds may better suit investor needs. Most mutual funds underperform the market. Over the past 10 years, CDA/Wiesenberger Mutual Funds Updat

  • On Trendlines, Money Flow Index And The Elliott Wave by Brian D. Green

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On Trendlines, Money Flow Index And The Elliott Wave by Brian D. Green Here's an example of wave and indicator analysis using the money flow index, trendlines and Elliott wave. One of the most valuable lessons I have learned over the years is to appro

  • On-Balance Volume And The Dow Jones Utility Index by Daniel E. Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...On-Balance Volume And The Dow Jones Utility Index by Daniel E. Downing Between Thursday, October 19, 1990, and Monday, October 22, 1990, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gained more than 127 points. More important than the points gained in the DJ

  • Opportunities In New Index Additions

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...New stocks are deleted and added each week or month to the indexes, and knowing this fact can present a lot of opportunities for reliable trades.

  • Oversold US Dollar Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The indicators on the US Dollar Index charts are extremely bearish. Will the index initiate a fresh bullish rally or consolidate?

  • PHLX Semiconductor Sector Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A buy short-term setup brings prices into a first resistance.

  • Pacific Stock Exchange Technology Index by Jerome M. Lederman, Eng.Sc.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This professional options investor examines the performance of the Pacific Stock Exchange Technology Index compared with other market indices as a speculative and hedging tool. By Jerome M. Lederman, Eng.Sc.D. Introduced in 1982, the Pacific Stock Excha

  • Payoff index by Thomas E. Aspray

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Payoff index by Thomas E. Aspray In my market analysis, I find the action of the open interest can be very important. Granted in the financial futures it occasionally gives misleading signals, but these are the exception rather than the rule. I use two

  • Petrifying Pattern In Gold & Silver Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Gold and Silver Index has produced a stealth-like rally from early May this year; is its luster fading?

  • Pharma Index Shows Relative Strength

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While the market recently bounces off multimonth lows, the Amex Pharmaceutical Index is challenging resistance and showing relative strength.

  • Pharmaceutical Index Bullish Ascending Triangle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Pharmaceutical Index stalled the decline for 2004 in October and has developed a potential bullish ascending triangle.

Phase Change Index by M.H. Pee

  • Picking Tops And Bottoms With The Tick Index by Tim Ord

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Picking Tops And Bottoms With The Tick Index by Tim Ord As a young trader, I first used moving averages, point and figure charts and some Gann methods and then moved on to the Elliott wave fad. But none of these methods or techniques really gave me a st

  • Playing The Index Market by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:9 (68-71): Playing The Index Market by Tom Gentile Sometimes, it helps to look beyond the market averages and at specific sectors or industry groups instead. Quiet and trendless markets often leave index traders sidelined. Wi

  • Pork Bellies and the COT Index by Scott W. Barrie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pork Bellies And The COT Index by Scott W. Barrie When presented with sentiment data, you'll need to know when to follow the crowd or be a contrarian. In our continuing look at using the COT index to predict market direction for commodities, here's a st

  • Positive Volume Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the primary market trend up or down?

  • Positive Volume Index Or Negative Volume Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Which one should you use? Why not both! Determining market direction by using only half the data doesn't make any sense. Use all of it to ensure the highest probability of success.

  • Positive Volume Index Or Negative Volume Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Which one should you use? Why not both! Determining market direction by using only half the data doesn't make any sense. Use all of it to ensure the highest probability of success.

  • Prediction by Index by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Prediction by Index by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. The Composite Index of Leading Economic Indicators is a summary measure designed to indicate changes in the direction of aggregrate economic activity. The Index measures the average behavior of a group of

  • QQQs and the SPDR Technology Index ETF

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...XLK is an exchange traded fund found on the AMEX. ETFs are index mutual funds that can be bought and sold just like common stock and are traded on the American Stock Exchange along with Standard & Poor's depositary receipts (SPDRs). XLK is a te

  • Quantifying Divergence with the Divergence Index by Matt Storz

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...NEW TECHNIQUES Quantifying Divergence With The Divergence Index Divergence, a popular technical term used to denote a market movement in one direction when a technical indicator fails to follow it, can forewarn of a reversal in market direction. However

Quick-Scans: The ARMS Index (TRIN)

  • Random Walk Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A statistical approach for finding persistent cycles also works to find trends.

  • Refining the Relative Volatility Index by Donald Dorsey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRADING TECHNIQUES Refining The Relative Volatility Index by Donald Dorsey The relative volatility index was designed to measure the direction of volatilty. Since it was first introduced, however, its developer has not simply rested on his laurels; her

  • Relative Momentum Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cocoa's up and sugar's down ... but how long will these trends remain in place?

  • Relative Momentum Index: Modifying RSI by Roger Altman

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Relative Momentum Index: Modifying RSI by Roger Altman Overbought/oversold indicators are popular among traders for identifying market turns. The relative strength index (RSI) is one such popular indicator. Here, Roger Altman presents his work on modify

  • Relative Strength Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...While RSI is limited in its application, it does share characteristics in common with other measures. Learning an effective way of overcoming those limitations could be beneficial.

  • Relative Strength Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Relative Strength Index

  • Relative Strength Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As an indicator, J. Welles Wilder's relative strength index (RSI) is extremely useful in predicting tops, bottoms, and reversals, and finding support and resistance lines.

  • Relative Strength Index Versus Stochastic

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are times when the relative strength index (RSI) performs better than the stochastic oscillator, especially at market tops or bottoms.

  • Relative Strength Index and Stochastics Can Help Confirm Tops

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Though Apache Corp. (APA) recently hit a new 52-week high, the relative strength index (RSI) and stochastics pointed to a potential top in the stock price.

  • Relative Strength Index by Peter Aan

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Relative Strength Index by Peter Aan Rules and Formulas: The formula for computing the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is well-known and computerized by dozens of commercial software packages. Briefly, to compute a 14-day RSI, you must first collect 14 d

  • Relative Vigor Index by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Relative Vigor Index by John F. Ehlers Here's an old concept brought to light using modern filters to make it a practical, useful indicator. Since the inception of STOCKS & COMMODITIES (happy 20th anniversary year!), there have been several development

  • Remember The Volatility Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The NASDAQ 100 Volatility Index has been slowly building a base, and traders should watch for a resistance breakout to solidify a trend change.

  • Retail Index In New Uptrend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bullish rally of the S&P Retail Index looks promising, with new support levels likely to boost the rally.

  • Rising Consolidations Haunt S&P 500 Equal Weight Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a significant support break in mid-April, the Rydex Equal Weight S&P 500 (RSP) countered with a rising consolidation that looks bearish.

  • Russell 2000 Index: Cycle High Due In April 2013

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Small cap stocks just keep on rising, and with the Russell 2000 index now at fresh multiyear highs, now is a good time to estimate when its next cycle high will appear.

  • Russell 2000 iShares Val Index: Bearish Engulfing Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This pattern indicates weakness in the short term.

  • S&P 500 Index Preparing For Sell-Off?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price cycle and money flow analysis both agree that the S&P 500 may be due for another correction soon.

  • S&P 500 Index Testing Key Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 500 Index has pulled back to significant support, which may provide a good buying opportunity in the near-term.

  • S&P 600 Small Cap Index Approaching Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bullish rally of the S&P 600 Small Cap Index is likely to slow down near the previous high resistance.

  • S&P Chemical Index Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The long consolidation phase ends up with an encouraging breakout in the S&P Chemical Index.

  • S&P Index: The Risk Is Getting Higher For Bulls

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...New medium-term highs are printed in a record low-volatility environment and with multiple MACD divergences.

  • S&P Retail Index Regaining Strength?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P Retail Index is undergoing huge bearish pressure. The bullish breakout may gear up a new uptrend.

  • S&P/TSE Canada Gold Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the anticipated rise in the gold price and gold shares should there be a war in Iraq, many gold shares are beginning to look promising. One of the 'shares' that has already given a buy signal is the XGD or S&P/TSE Canada Gold Index tha

  • SIDEBAR: BUILDING A RANDOM WALK INDEX by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: BUILDING A RANDOM WALK INDEX by Technical Analysis, Inc. Instructions on creating a random walk index.

  • SIDEBAR: HLC INDEX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...HLC INDEX A version of the double smoothed stochastic index factoring in the e high, low and close.

  • SIDEBAR: RANDOM WALK INDEX SPREADSHEET by Thom Hartle, Editor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: RANDOM WALK INDEX SPREADSHEET by Thom Hartle, Editor Sidebar Figure 1 is a bar chart with 10 days of simulated data; today's current high and low are plotted as if the market is still trading. The random walk index of the lows can measure if to

  • SIDEBAR: RELATIVE VOLATILITY INDEX by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...RELATIVE VOLATILITY INDEX by Technical Analysis, Inc. The relative volatility index (RVI) is a modified form of the relative strength index (RSI). The original RSI calculation separates one-day net changes into positive closes and negative closes, then

  • SIDEBAR: Random Walk Index Spreadsheet by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Random Walk Index Spreadsheet by Technical Analysis, Inc. Random Walk index spreadsheet.

  • SIDEBAR: STOCHASTICS MOMENTUM INDEX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...STOCHASTICS MOMENTUM INDEX The spreadsheet features in sidebar Figure 1 an example of calculating the stochastics momentum index (SMI) for a lookback period of two days (q = 2) and a double smoothing of 20 days (r = 20, s = 20) using an exponential smoo

  • SIDEBAR: THE ARMS INDEX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...THE ARMS INDEX The Arms index, also known as TRIN or Trader's Index, was developed by Richard Arms in 1967 to indicate when abnormally high volume is accompanying either advancing or declining stocks. The index is based on the assumption that volume ten

  • 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: THE OPTIMISM/PESSIMISM INDEX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...THE OPTIMISM/PESSIMISM INDEX The Wyckoff method divides each trading session into intraday buying and selling waves.

  • SIDEBAR: THE RANDOM WALK INDEX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...THE RANDOM WALK INDEX The channel height ratio to one day figures given show a consistent excess beyond the square root column. This excess indicates the presence of trends and hints how to create a trend ""yardstick."" If no trends were present, the ra

  • SIDEBAR: THE VOLUME INDEX AND ON-BALANCE VOLUME

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...THE VOLUME INDEX AND ON-BALANCE VOLUME The volume index is a sum of each financial index's current on-balance volume (OBV) reading. On-balance volume is an indicator based on each day's change and the accompanying volume. ...

  • SIDEBAR: THE VOLUME INDEX AND ON-BALANCE VOLUME

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...THE VOLUME INDEX AND ON-BALANCE VOLUME --Thom Hartle A leading and confirming indicator, page 170.

  • SIDEBAR: TRUE STRENGTH INDEX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRUE STRENGTH INDEX The formula for the true strength index is ... where: Mtm= one-day change in closing price Mtm| = absolute value of Mtm Er = exponential smoothed moving average of r days Es = exponential smoothed moving average of s days ....

  • SIDEBAR: The Money Flow Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How to calculate the money flow index, a volume-weighted form of the RSI. The money flow index (MFI) is a volume-weighted form of the relative strength index (RSI). Instead of using up closes versus down closes, the MFI compares today's average price to

  • Seasonal Stock Index Trades by James Greenwood

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here are different seasonal strategies for trading the Value Line Index compared with the New York Stock Exchange Composite Index and the Standard and Poor's 500. Most stock market traders are familiar with the January effect, which is the tendency for

  • Second Hour Index by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Second Hour Index by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. In 1983 I noted an indicator developed by analyst Stan Weinstein: the last hour indicator. Changes in prices in the last hour seemed to be useful in forecasting the future. Having an hourly data bank extend

  • Sell Relative Strength Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders accumulate profits trade by trade, with the goal of maximizing profits. But selloffs happen and when they do, you see significant price drops that are fast. Here's an indicator that uses the profit accumulation size to estimate subsequent selloff

  • Semiconductor Index Breaks Down

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Semiconductor Index was undergoing a steady bullish rally until an unanticipated breakdown appeared. Will the index resume its bullish path or will it drop further?

  • Semiconductor Index Is Losing The Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The index after consistent bearish breakouts is retesting the supports in a strong downtrend.

  • Semiconductor Index May Get Churned

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index is in a strong support/resistance zone.

  • Semiconductor Index Retracing To New Support?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the Semiconductor Index likely to test the newly formed support or plunge further? Is this corrective rally suitable to trigger fresh long positions?

  • Shanghai Composite Index Springs From Cycle Low

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Shanghai Composite Index (SSEC) tracks yuan-denominated Class A shares and dollar-denominated Class B shares.

  • Sidebar: Defining The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sidebar: Defining The Commodity Channel Index by D.W. Davies Presented here are the ins and outs of the commodity channel index, as defined by creator Donald Lambert and modified by the author. The commodity channel index (CCI) can be calculated using

  • Sidebar: Four steps to calculate Lambert's commodity channel index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (61): Sidebar: Four steps to calculate Lambert's commodity channel index Formulas are provided for the following four steps that calculate Lambert's commodity channel index. 1. Compute today's "typical" price, using high,

  • Sidebar: Phase Change Index by M.H. Pee

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:5 (34-35): Sidebar: Excel codes for PCI by M.H. Pee EXCEL CODES FOR PCI In this section, I will provide the Excel codes for the 35-day PCI. Sidebar Figure 1 (following page) shows all the required calculations for the 35-day P

  • Small Cap Index Forms Broadening Formation

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Although relatively rare, the S&P SmallCap Index (SML) formed its second broadening formation in the last four years.

  • Small Cap Index Turns Down

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Statistical analysis is used here to show that the S&P 600 Small Cap Index has reversed from an uptrend to a downtrend.

Spotting Index Tops And Bottoms

  • Spread trading the CRB Index by John J. Murphy and David J. Hirschfeld

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spread trading the CRB Index by John J. Murphy and David J. Hirschfeld This article really has two aspects. The first is to introduce the concept of relative strength analysis to commodity markets utilizing CRB Index futures. The second aspect is to sho

  • Stochastic RSI And Dynamic Momentum Index by Tushar Chande and Stanley Kroll

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stochastic RSI And Dynamic Momentum Index by Tushar Chande and Stanley Kroll Here, a relative strength index (RSI) tutorial clarifies the basics of the time-honored indicator. The tutorial also introduces new variants that STOCKS & COMMODITIES contribut

  • Strength In The U.S. Dollar Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The U.S. Dollar Index has been showing signs of reversing for some time now but is the recent bounce the beginning of a more serious correction or is it just a weak attempt to push prices higher?

  • Swiss Franc Index Poised For A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The decline in the Swiss franc index over the last few months looks like a correction, and a surge off support suggests that the correction is ending.

  • THE S&P 100 Index and GEORGE BUSH.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The recent terror in Russia has almost assured George Bush of re-election. His polls are up, and voters appear to be saying that the world must be rid of the scourge of terrorism, and that George Bush is the man to do it. What are the charts telling us?

  • TSX Energy Index At A Record High

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Canadian Energy Index officially known as the S&P/TSX Capped Energy Index has broken through to a three year high.

  • TSX Energy Index Testing A Breakout Level

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This Canadian Energy Index has been lagging its American counterparts and now hints at wanting to go higher.

  • Tape Reading And Daytrading Stock Index Futures by Gary Smith

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tape Reading And Daytrading Stock Index Futures by Gary Smith Tape reading isn't terribly complicated. In Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, Edwin LeFèvre said it best: "This matter of tape reading is not so complicated as it appears. Of course you need

  • Technical Index measures market breadth by William Mason

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Technical Index measures market breadth by William Mason There are numerous driving forces in the stock market such as inflation, interest rates, earnings, trade deficit, fear and greed. The final output from the driving forces behind the stock market a

  • Technical analysis of the Dow 20 Bond Index by Howard Waxenberg

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Technical analysis of the Dow 20 Bond Index by Howard Waxenberg Over the years, the correlation between moves in the bond market and moves in the stock market has been tremendous. In the last several years, we have repeatedly seen the condition where bo

  • The AMEX Oil Index is Facing Significant Trendline Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index (XOI) gave a false buy signal last week when it broke a double top in the 460 to 465 range. Significant trendline resistance would have alerted traders to an upcoming reversal in the Index.

  • The AMEX Oil Index is Testing Key Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The AMEX Oil Index (XOI) has been capped by its 50-day moving average since July of this year. With this moving average coming into play once again, could the XOI be setting up for a short-term top?

  • The Accumulative Swing Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Rather than using the closing prices alone to determine market trends, the accumulative swing index incorporates the relationship between the open, close, high, and low of each day's trading to give a more complete picture of market activity.

  • The Accumulative Swing Index by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Accumulative Swing Index by Bruce R. Faber Here's an indicator developed by J. Welles Wilder that determines the true direction of the market by comparing today's trading range with yesterday's activity. Each day a market has an opening, high, low

  • The Amex Computer Index Looks Toppy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Amex Computer Index formed a head & shoulders reversal pattern over the last three months, and a neckline break at this point would be bearish.

  • The Arms Index by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Arms Index by Bruce R. Faber Here's the scoop on the Arms index, a stock market indicator that incorporates the number of advancing and declining stocks with the advancing and declining volume. The index is widely used as an indication of overbought

  • 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 Bank Index Fails To Confirm Dow

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Philadelphia Bank Index is a broad financial index that usually mirrors the Dow.

  • The Biotech Index: A Long-Term Opportunity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The growth strategy provided very good returns to investors in the long term.

  • The Blue Sky Index - Another Market Top Warning Signal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If you suspected that markets might be getting frothy a few months ago, this should interest you.

  • The Bombay Stock Exchange: The Worst-Hit Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...BSE Sensex, the benchmark, is among the worst underperformers in emerging markets and even across the globe.

  • The Breakout Relative Strength Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's not easy to determine if the price of a stock is about to break out. Here's one way you can determine the relative strength of a breakout, enabling you to act early and realize higher profits

  • The COT Index and Corn by Scott Barrie

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The COT Index and Corn by Scott Barrie Here's a study on using the Commitments of Traders index as an indicator for trading the corn market. The clearing houses for futures exchanges list the current number of outstanding contracts as the open interes

  • The CRB Index In Wide Range

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bullish journey of the CRB index was stopped by the two robust moving average resistances. The index has broken out of the rising wedge formation.

  • The Canadian Gold Index Gives Clear Clues

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The TSX Gold Index is giving clues to gold traders via its trend channel and 200-day exponential moving average.

  • The Canadian REIT Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US market housing prices may be collapsing, but the Canadian REIT index looks far more encouraging.

  • The Challenge Ahead For The US Dollar Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index has fallen substantially in the past two years. Now it faces some challenges if it hopes to turn around.

  • The Commodity Channel Index Revisited by Jeanette Schwarz Young

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Commodity Channel Index Revisited by Jeanette Schwarz Young Traders use technical tools in different ways at different times. Here, then, is one trader's idea on how to use this technical tool to identify major market trends. Technical tools continue t

  • The Commodity Channel Index by Barbara Star, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Commodity Channel Index by Barbara Star, PhD. A technical analytical standard that's often misunderstood, the Commodity Channel Index, which was developed by technician/programmer Donald Lambert more than a decade ago, offers a broad range of tradin

  • The Computer Technology Index Still Bearish

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After the descending triangle breakout, the Computer Technology Index is undergoing bearish consolidation.

  • The DJIA And The Stock Index Futures Cycle by Christopher Cadbury

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The DJIA And The Stock Index Futures Cycle by Christopher Cadbury Do phases of the three-month futures cycle usually coincide with periods of greatest weakness or periods of substantial strength in the stock market? This American Stock Exchange trader d

  • The Damping Index by Curtis McKallip Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Damping Index by Curtis McKallip Jr. Variety is the spice of life -- except when you're trying to optimize a trading system. This new indicator identifies those places on the price graph where highs and lows are getting closer and closer together, an

  • The Dollar Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The dollar is still hanging in the balance without a clear direction.

  • The Elusive B-Wave Of The S&P Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here are some adages to remember: "Sell in May and go away." "The second year of a Presidential cycle sees the most corrections."

  • The Fear Index Or The VIX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The VIX is a volatility index registered by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) which has come to be known in the popular press as the fear index or the fear gauge.

  • The Financial Volume Index Expanded For The l990s by Patrick Cifaldi, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Financial Volume Index Expanded For The l990s by Patrick Cifaldi, C.M.T. The financial volume index, which was first introduced by Patrick Cifaldi in the pages of STOCKS & COMMODITIES in 1989, takes on and uses the study of volume, surprisingly unde

  • The Force Index by John A. Sarkett

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Force Index by John A. Sarkett Here's a little-known indicator that combines price change and volume to create a short-term and an intermediate-term trading tool. Like ocean waves, prices have an ebb and a flow. Once in a while, however, a huge sh

  • The Gold Bugs Index And The Bullish Weekly Setup

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After jumping more than 100% since making the major October 2008 low, the Gold Bugs Index has spent several months in a bullish consolidation pattern.

  • The Gold Bugs Index Hits Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The December decline in the Amex Gold Bugs Index hit support and recent firmness could foreshadow a break higher.

  • The Haurlan Index by Paul E. Carroll

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Haurlan index, which was originated by the Trade Levels, Inc., advisory service, has received comparatively little attention unfortunate, as it has proved to be effective in signaling tops and bottoms. By Paul E. Carroll The number of advancing and

  • The Importance Of Pitchfork Analysis For The Oil Services Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Pitchfork analysis has been accurate in determining support and resistance levels for the index. Where could prices be headed next?

  • The Industry Leaders Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do you know how your money is being managed?

  • The Insync Index by Norm North

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Insync Index by Norm North Here's a method to graphically display the signal status for a group of indicators as well as an algorithm for generating a consensus indicator that shows when these indicators are in sync. The methods described can be use

  • The Investor Preference Index by Cyril V. Smith Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This indicator, a long-term stock market investment tool, compares the performance of the S&P 500 to the New York Stock Exchange index to measure sentiment. The theory is that investors have a preference for certain types of invest-ments, blue chips vers

  • The JK HiLo Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...No single indicator will accurately forecast or coincide with every market top or bottom. Here, two indicators have been combined to form one indicator that can increase your chances of identifying buy or sell points.

  • The Kairi Relative Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's pretty much been forgotten over the years. But can this indicator still be useful?

  • The Knight-Ridder CRB Index by Raymond T. Murphy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...STATISTICS The Knight-Ridder Crb Index The Knight-Ridder-Commodity Research Bureau Index - the CRB to you and me - has been updated to reflect today's commodity markets. Here's an explanation of the changes to this industry barometer. by Raymond T. M

  • The Link Between Bollinger Bands & The Commodity Channel Index by N. Harrington

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:10 (32-38): The Link Between Bollinger Bands & The Commodity Channel Index by N. Harrington Bollinger Bands and the commodity channel index (CCI) have been employed independently, in conjunction with other indicators, and with

  • The Market Facilitation Index Update: 1/89 to 3/90 by Charles F. Wright

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Market Facilitation Index Update: 1/89 to 3/90 by Charles F. Wright I have noticed through the years that when a technique is disclosed in the popular press you can count on it to stop working for some time after the disclosure. You can speculate as

  • The Market Facilitation Index by Gary Hoover

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Market Facilitation Index by Gary Hoover Here's how trader Gary Hoover uses the Market Facilitation Index for day trading. Applying technical analysis to developing trading signals begins with the investigation of price movement and often incorpor

  • The Market Facilitation Index by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Volume, one of the key elements in technical analysis, is used to analyze the power behind a trend. Heavy volume days may indicate a strong trend, while light volume days could indicate the lack of a trend. Here's a method to connect volume and price mov

  • The Mass Index by Donald Dorsey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Mass Index by Donald Dorsey Range oscillation, not often covered by students of technical analysis, delves into repetitive market patterns during which the daily trading range narrows and widens. Examining this pattern, Donald Dorsey explains, allow

  • The NASDAQ Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Last week I offered readers a wave count of the Standard & Poor's 500, and my projection for the future. This week I discuss the NASDAQ index.

  • The NYSE Summation Index Suggests A Summer Selloff

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The McClellan summation index of the NYSE is diverging with the NYSE Composite. The summation index gave a much earlier crossover signal than many other trend-based indicators such as the MACD, giving some advance warnings of an upcoming reversal.

  • The Oil Services Index Tries To Regroup At Key Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Oil Services Index (OSX) has been in a steep correction the last several weeks but is now showing signs of bottoming out.

  • The Paper Index Forms Neckline Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After consolidating for about a month and a half, the US Paper Index rallied higher. The index turned downward without hitting the potential target. What's next for the index?

  • The Relative Strength Index (RSI) by John Sweeney

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here, one of the most popular indicators found in most analytical software packages is explained. When the relative strength index (RSI) became popular in the 1980s, it was touted as the indicator that led every turn in the market. Indeed, for certain f

  • The Relative Strength Index by Bruce Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Relative Strength Index by Bruce Faber Here's a primer on the relative strength index, which helps identify market reversals and trends. The relative strength index (RSI), which was created by J. Welles Wilder, was first presented in his New Conce

  • The Relative Strength Index by J. Welles Wilder, Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Relative Strength Index by J. Welles Wilder, Jr. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is a tool which can add a new dimension to chart interpretation when plotted in conjunction with a daily bar chart. Some of these interpretative factors are: Tops an

  • The Relative Volatility Index by Donald Dorsey

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Relative Volatility Index by Donald Dorsey This author modifies the basic relative strength index to measure volatility instead of daily net price change to generate trading signals. Technicians are often tempted to use one set of indicators to con

  • The S&P 100 Index Bounces Back

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...$OEX has turned positive, leaving behind some of its resistance.

  • The S&P 600 Small Cap Index Hits Target

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The S&P 600 Small Cap Index has reached the target on a head & shoulders top reversal pattern. After the prolonged fall, the index shows bullish signs for the rally.

  • The Slow Relative Strength Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...J. Welles Wilder's classic relative strength index has enjoyed a large following of technical analysts over the years. Here's a slow version of it.

  • The Slow Volume Strength Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here's a momentum volume oscillator that's similar to the relative strength index (RSI), but there's a difference. Let's take a look at how this indicator works

  • The Small Cap Index Likely To Outperform

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After breaching the resistance, the S&P 600 Small Cap Index entered a healthy uptrend.

  • The TD Range Expansion Index (TD REI): by Thomas DeMark

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The TD Range Expansion Index (TD REI) by Thomas DeMark Here, the author of The New Science of Technical Analysis and the brand-new New Market Timing Techniques explains how to use the TD REI and the TD Price Oscillator Qualifier. Throughout my 26-yea

  • The TSX Energy Index Still Gushing Higher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The year 2007 will be remembered by Canadian traders for two main events. First, this year the TSX rose above the DJIA for the first time (currently at 14,332 vs. Dow 13,888). In addition, the loonie started trading higher than the US dollar, which is re

  • The Toronto 300 Index And The Fiscal Cliff

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Toronto 300 has many gold mining stocks in it, which can affect and definitely does influence the movement of the index. Can it be used to determine the movement of the Standard & Poor's 500?

  • The Toronto Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Movement in the TSX300 index is heavily influenced by movement in the oil and gold prices. As both fell, so did the TSX -- is the index now a thing of the past?

  • The Toronto Stock Exchange Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Canadian stock market is heavily weighted with resource companies, so why does it follow the Dow Jones 30 so closely and not the S&P 500?

The US Dollar Index For Spot Forex by Joseph James Gelet

  • The US Dollar Index: Is A Breakout Or Reversal At Hand?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After an impressive three-month bull rally, the US Dollar Index is approaching an important resistance barrier: the upper Keltner band on its weekly chart.

  • The US Paper Index Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Paper Index is a good example of the consolidated formations and strength in a consolidation range.

  • The Ulcer Index by Gary H. Elsner, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Ulcer Index by Gary H. Elsner, Ph.D. A good risk index can be useful in the selection of stocks, funds, and trading systems. Here, then, is the ulcer index, why it is superior to the standard deviation statistic, and how it can be used in a variety

  • The Value Line Arithmetic Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What can the Value Line Arithmetic Index tell us about stocks?

  • The Volatility Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the Volatility Index a market leader or is it a follower?

  • The Volatility Index As A Forecasting Tool

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can the volatility index be used to predict market direction?

  • The Volatility Index Continues To Point To Lower Stock Prices

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Despite last week's sharp correction in the equity market, current volatility levels do not indicate a significant bottom in the S&P 100.

  • The Volatility Index by David C. Stendahl

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Volatility Index by David C. Stendahl David Stendahl explains the volatility index (VIX), which measures volatility based on the implied values of eight Standard & Poor's 100 (OEX) options from which the weighted volatility index is derived when com

  • The Volatility Index: How Low Can it Go?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Lower now than during the bull market peak in 2000, is this what bull markets are made of?

  • The Wall Street Week index by Arthur A. Merrill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Wall Street Week index by Arthur A. Merrill Every six months I have been checking the accuracy of more than 40 indicators over a span of several years. On the last test, the indicator that came out on top was the Wall Street Week Technical Market In

  • This Gold Index Hints At Retracement

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Gold prices have been advancing nicely since breaking above $430 several weeks ago. Now there is a hint of weakness.

  • This Gold Index Shows More Upside

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With gold prices reaching more than 20-year highs, it is easier to determine possible upside targets from gold index charts as they are below their 10-year highs.

  • Three Alternative Elliott Wave Counts For The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyzing a chart using Elliott waves is not always easy.

  • Three Red Flags For The Nasdaq Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Three strikes and you're out. Could this be the fate for the Nasdaq?

  • Timing Techniques Using The Bullish Percent Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bullish percentage index is a powerful tool that will increase your odds of determining directional moves in the stock market. Timing is everything, and using market breadth indicators such as the bullish percent index will make you a punctual trader

  • Torrential Toronto TSX300 Index Troubles

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How long till the bottom?

  • Trading Signals and the Commodity Channel Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Donald Lambert developed the Commodities Channel Index, which as the name implies was originally intended to be used with commodities trading. However, this indicator has been successfully applied to other markets, including stocks.

  • Trading Stock Index Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Book Review: by John Sweeney An Easy Course in Using the HP-12C and Other Financial Calculators by Chris Coffin and Ted Wadman Grapevine Publications, Inc. Corvallis, Oregon 97339 Price: $18.00 There seems to be something about financial calculatio

  • Trading With The True Strength Index by William Blau

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading With The True Strength Index by William Blau The true strength index, which was introduced late last year in these pages, may be considered to be a cross between a relative strength indicator and a moving average convergence/divergence indicator

  • Trading the I-Unit S&P/TSE Gold Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I-Units are exchange traded funds that are traded like stocks on the Toronto stock exchange. They mirror the underlying index.

  • Transportation Diffusion Index Weakens

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Transportation Statistical Diffusion Index suggests that the Dow Jones Transportation Average is on the cusp of a new downtrend.

  • Transportation Index Surges From Bearish Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The bearish flag & pennant pattern saw upside breakout, and the technicals suggest consolidation following.

  • Trend Detection Index by M.H. Pee

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trend Detection Index by M.H. Pee Can you tell when a trend's begun and when it's ended? You can with this. The trend detection index (TDI) is used to detect when a trend has begun and when it has come to an end. The TDI can be used as a stand-alone in

  • Trend Exhaustion Index by Clifford L. Creel, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When a price trend changes direction, it is sometimes difficult to predict whether that change is just a small correction or the start of a major trend change. I use a simple indicator, which I call the trend exhaustion index (TEI), to help interpret suc

Trend Intensity Index by M.H. Pee

  • True Strength Index by William Blau

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...True Stength Index by William Blau Price momentum oscillators are popular tools for traders because the nature of these technical tools is to signal trend changes, something every trader wants to know. The ideal indicator would alert the trader to a cha

  • Trusting The RSI Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Relative Strength Index (RSI) developed by Welles Wilder is considered to be a core indicator in technical analysis.

  • Two Pattern Tests For The S&P 500 Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This broad index is testing two patterns at the same time. Success or failure here could result in a bold move up or down. Which will it be?

  • Two Reversal Candlestick Patterns For The US Paper Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...$DJUSPP reflects the effect of two reversal candlestick formations.

  • Two Wave Counts For The Canadian TSX Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A look at long-term charts of the DJIA and S&P 500 shows a recovery after the recent correction lasting into 2007 before a strong autumn. Two possible counts for the index are both suggesting strength AFTER a spring general election in Canada. Who wi

  • U.S. Dollar Index At A Crossroads

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With major support and resistance levels converging, the U.S. dollar index is due for a significant move soon.

  • U.S. Dollar Index Contemplates Target Zone

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After coming off a double bottom, USD nears a target zone.Is it falling just short or reloading for another go?

  • US Dollar Index And Island Reversals

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Island reversals are relatively rare occurrences but $USD daily chart shows us two in quick succession.

  • US Dollar Index Firms At Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index remains in a clear downtrend, but the index is firming near oversold territory and looks ripe for at least a bounce.

  • US Dollar Index Hits Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a decline during the last few weeks, the US Dollar Index hit a key support area that represents a big make-or-break level.

  • US Dollar Index May Boost the Indices Higher

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The strength or weakness of the USD often impacts the equities markets. Everyone knows that the greenback has taken a beating- has it bottomed?

  • US Dollar Index Nears Moment Of Truth

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index has firmed over the last few months, but has yet to provide the spark needed to change the long-term downtrend.

  • US Dollar Index Perks Up

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After holding above its November low, the US Dollar Index looks poised for a run toward long-term resistance.

  • US Dollar Index Pullback Test

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The USD at a critical point here and outcome may influence overall indices as market confidence also reflected in the strength or weakness of the greenback.

  • US Dollar Index Shows Some Optimism

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The weekly chart shows the overall markets may find some firm footing going forward. A bullish flag has formed coming off a possible bottom.

  • US Dollar Index Still Looking Bullish

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index is at a key juncture, and technicians, traders, and investors are all eager to determine the next likely move of this critical instrument.

  • US Dollar Index Tries To Firm

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After becoming oversold and forming a bullish engulfing pattern, the US Dollar Index looks poised for a bounce. Don't get too excited, though.

  • US Dollar Index and Euro Index Show Rare Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The battle between these currencies is obvious via the mirror image-like moves. They both showed a strong reversal pattern.

  • US Dollar Index and Euro Index Show Rare Pattern

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The battle between these currencies is obvious via the mirror image-like moves. They both showed a strong reversal pattern.

  • US Dollar Index: Bull Flag On Hourly Chart

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After printing a beautiful "bear to bull" double bottom transition pattern, the US dollar index is testing support before another leap higher.

  • US Dollar Index: Bullish Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar futures sold off steadily over the past month but have now reversed higher after successfully testing a key support area.

  • US Dollar Index: Running Out Of Gas In The Fast Lane?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index has suffered a decline of 33% from the highs of 2002 to 2005. A reversal attempt is under way.

  • US Paper Index Beats Rock And Scissors

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This Dow Jones index is in a breakout pattern. So what is the upside target?

  • Understanding McClellan's Oscillator & Summation Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Comprehending the markets should start with understanding how these stalwart indicators are calculated.

  • Using The Arms Index In Intraday Applications by Richard W. Arms Jr.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using The Arms Index In Intraday Applications by Richard W. Arms Jr. A few weeks ago, I received a call from an analyst who had read a number of my recent articles in STOCKS & COMMODITIES and had an interesting question. ""I've developed a new index to

  • Using The CBOE Volatility Index In Bull And Bear Markets

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Techniques to discover trend changes.

  • Using the Bearish Sentiment Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have we evaded another wave of extreme pessimism? Traders and investers like to monitor sentiment indicators. One of the longer standing ones is the Bearish Sentiment Index that measures the sentiment of investment newsletters. Started in the sixties, i

  • Using the Bullish Percent Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading success often comes from looking at indicators that others fail to consider. The bullish percent index (BPI) may have value because so few traders understand its importance.

  • V.14:7 (311-316) Trading Index Spreads by Richard Halford

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There are a number of different stock index futures, such as the Value Line index and the S&P 500, with similar characteristics which can be traded as spreads. Here are some basic methods. Trading futures spreads is a strategy used by professional trade

  • Value Line Index Bullish

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Martin Zweig wrote about the importance of the Value Line Index in the 1980s. It remains a useful indicator.

  • Value Line Index Points To Broad Market Gains

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Value Line Index offers a useful way to monitor market breadth and confirm the major trends.

  • Volatility Index Examined

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The inverse relationship between the volatility index and the direction of the markets is firmly established. What is the VIX saying now?

  • Volatility Index Marks A Clear And Present Danger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This index has a strong inverse relationships to the major indexes and traders should note a compelling move here.

WM: Understanding McClellan's Oscillator & Summation Index by John Devcic

  • Weakness In Steel Index Suggests Shorting Opportunities

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After a prolonged uptrend the Dow Jones Steel Index formed a double top pattern. A trend reversal seems to be the most likely outcome, but how do you take advantage of this situation? By looking through the Index Components and choosing the one displayin

  • Weakness In US Dollar Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index has moved into a deep downtrend. The bearish pressure is likely to drag the index toward the lowest support on the technical charts.

  • What Does The Russel 2000 Index Tell Us?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Where is the market going from here?

  • Whirlpool and the Relative Strength Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Three successively higher peaks don't mean a thing when the relative strength index has a failure swing . . . Here is a tale of two trends.

  • Why Is The Toronto 300 Index Bullish?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Why is the Toronto 300 in a strong bull market while the DJIA is dithering?

  • Wilder's Directional Movement Index System Part 2 by Jim Summers, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Wilder's Directional Movement Index System Part 2 by Jim Summers, Ph.D. As I noted in the last issue, I need both a charting program and Lotus 1-2-3 to trade with discipline and confidence, along with maintaining my emotional health. My first major prog

  • Will The Rally Resume In The Dollar Index?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The US Dollar Index staged a remarkable turnaround from early November to early December 2010, but since then it has been trapped in a trading range. Time for the rally to resume -- or not?

  • Wireless Index Still Holding Important Trendlines

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Dow Jones Wireless Communications Index (DJUSWC) remains in both a long-term and medium-term uptrend with important trendlines still holding.

  • Working Money: Commodity Channel Index by Amy Wu

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Working Money: Commodity Channel Index by Amy Wu How can you tell when a new trend is beginning? The consensus is that the markets have hit a bottom and are starting to show signs of recovery. To find out whether this is true, you can apply the commodi

  • Working Money: Postitive Volume Index by Dennis D. Peterson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Working Money: Postitive Volume Index by Dennis D. Peterson Is the primary market trend up or down? Writing about the positive volume index (PVI) takes me back to when I first started trying to understand the markets. I joined four stock clubs, search

  • XAU Gold Index Attempting Another Upleg

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...For the second time in the past two weeks the gold sector is trying for another upleg. This time it may succeed.

  • XAU Gold Index Bounces Off Support

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Just as the price of gold falters, the gold index and gold stocks bounce to confuse traders.

  • XAU Gold Index Caught Between Support And Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This widely followed index of gold stocks finds itself at a level where the next move can go either way.

  • XAU Gold Index Ready To Surpass Pullback Target

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Many gold stocks are surging higher as the XAU beats the 200-EMA resistance level.

  • XAU Gold Index Tries A Breakout

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This gold index is leading several other gold indexes in an apparent breakout attempt. This could be an early bullish signal.

  • XAU's (Gold Index) Bold Bounce

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Early in the year when gold neared the $430 mark, the XAU Gold & Silver Index also peaked at 113. This index has made a classic retracement on their weekly chart as the price of gold also slipped.

  • XLE Diffusion Index Is Falling

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...By analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the individual stocks within XLE, we can see that internally, XLE's health is deteriorating.

  • iShares Energy Index

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the collapse of the price of oil, is it now time to look at energy shares?






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