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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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







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