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  • A Reliable Set Of Technical Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With so many indicators to choose from, it often becomes difficult to identify a few that work well together. Here is one trader's set of favorite indicators

  • A Tale Of Two Indicators by Andrew Tomlinson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (22-27): A Tale Of Two Indicators by Andrew Tomlinson What do you do when two apparently similar indicators give opposite signals? On July 6, 2004, I was feeling pretty pleased with myself. The stock market was falling and

  • A Tale Of Two Macro Market Valuation Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks have continued to rally despite the calls for a correction from pundits. But how much more room have they got to run?

  • Adding Stochastics To Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The stochastics indicator is usually applied to closing price data but it can be calculated using indicators such as the relative strength index, making those indicators more valuable in many cases.

  • Adjusting Indicators For Entry And Exit

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The indicator you use to signal entries is not necessarily the best one to use for exits.

  • Analyzing indicators with the cells method by David R. Aronson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analyzing indicators with the cells method by David R. Aronson Does a given technical indicator have predictive value or not? This fundamental question must be answered before using it to forecast market trends or as input to trading decisions. An intui

  • Balancing Your Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With so many indicators to choose from, how do you select which ones to use? By looking at three primary data, you can select a few that will prove useful. Find out how.

  • Bottom Fishing With Technical Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Calling a bottom is always a risky bet. But a lot of technical indicators point to higher prices ahead for Steelcase.

  • Chasing The Trend With Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Previously, I discussed various types of moving averages. This time, I will discuss how to identify trends and apply indicators so you can trade successfully.

  • Code For PVI & NVI Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In a continuation of my previous article, "Positive Volume Index Or Negative Volume Index", I'm supplying the code for both indexes in Easylanguage (ELA), for TradeStation, and as an Excel spreadsheet (XLS).

  • Combining A/D Indicators And Volume Patterns by V. Kalitowski and A. von Stuermer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:12 (18-27): Combining A/D Indicators And Volume Patterns by V. Kalitowski and A. von Stuermer Here's a novel approach to market timing that can forecast mid-term runs on the S&P 500. There are certain critical advance and dec

  • Combining Patterns with Indicators by William Q. Smith

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining a technical indicator with another technical method can be the start of a viable trading system. Here's how to combine a technical indicator with a chart pattern to form one. Pattern recognition and trend-following can be combined to form a u

  • Combining Sentiment Indicators For Timing Mutual Funds by Joe Duarte

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Combining Sentiment Indicators For Timing Mutual Funds by Joe Duarte Market sentiment can be useful in market timing, and mutual funds in particular. Here's a method in which a careful perusal of Investor's Intelligence, Market Vane and Barron's can hel

  • Comparing Indicators: Stochastics %K versus Williams' %R by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Comparing Indicators: Stochastics %K versus Williams' %R by Thom Hartle Ironically, technicians today suffer from overabundance. Compared with the dearth of only a few years ago, technical analysis packages today offer so many indicators that a trader c

  • Comparing Three Indicators by J.R. Davis

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Comparing Three Indicators by J.R. Davis Three trend-following indicators swing charts, random walks and moving averages are compared as separate mechanical trading methods. Although the markets that we trade are (arguably) fractal in nature and so not

  • Confluence of Technical Indicators = Opportunity

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Confluence of non-correlated indicators suggest high-probability, low-risk trading opportunities. With CNET, there is bullish confluence of volume, price action, and MACD divergence.

  • Consensus indicators by Arthur A. Merrill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Consensus indicators by Arthur A. Merrill There are scores of indicators and, at the same moment, some present an optimistic picture of the future while others are predicting trouble. Which indicator should be watched most carefully? When two indicators

  • Correlations of common stock indicators by Frank Tarkany

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Correlations of common stock indicators by Frank Tarkany Not surprisingly, it turns out that certain stock indicators are highly correlated with each other and with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). There appear to be short but usable lags betwee

  • Creating Indicators With Physics by John F. Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Creating Indicators With Physics by John F. Ehlers Do we limit words or do words limit us? As Stocks & Commodities contributor John Ehlers opines, we can't really describe market activity with terms now used in the technical trading field. He suggests a

  • Defining Advance/Decline Indicators by Fay H. Dworkin, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Defining Advance/Decline Indicators by Fay H. Dworkin, Ph.D. The notion is simple. When fewer and fewer issues participate in the upward trend of a primary bull market, ""bad breadth"" warns of a market turnaround. Although it is easy to track advancing

  • Developing Your Own Indicators by Lee Leibfarth

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (18-26): Developing Your Own Indicators by Lee Leibfarth Does the thought of developing custom indicators intimidate you? It doesn't have to. Here's a stepby- step look at the process. Custom indicators can give you a persp

  • Do Momentum Indicators Follow Trends? by Clive Roffey, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Do Momentum Indicators Follow Trends? by Clive Roffey, Ph.D. Do momentum indicators follow trends, or are they independent of them? The stochastic oscillator, relative strength index (RSI), rate of change (ROC), and moving average convergence/ divergen

  • Fear And Greed As Stock Market Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can we really gauge investor fear? What about greed? Turns out we may be able to.

  • Going With The Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With the market correcting heavily recently, should you keep an eye on shares that could be a solid future investment?

  • Hilbert Indicators Tell You When To Trade by John Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Hilbert Indicators Tell You When To Trade by John Ehlers On Lag, Signal Processing, And The Hilbert Transform Here's one way to control moving average lag, using a little math and a little-known algorithm called the Hilbert transform to come up with in

  • Interview: Measuring Indicators With Fred Meissner

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Fred Meissner, CMT, is the founder and president of The FRED Report. His professional career spans 33 years in the investment business, including serving as president of the Market Technicians Association from 2002 to 2004. His background encompasses mar

  • Into The Money Flow: Sorting Out The Volume Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Which is the best money flow indicator? Here's some comparison on the subject.

Jurik Indicators And Data Preprocessors

  • LEADING INDICATORS FROM FOURIER SPECTRAL ANALYSIS by William T. Taylor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...LEADING INDICATORS FROM FOURIER SPECTRAL ANALYSIS by William T. Taylor The purpose of this article is to expand upon my previous work July 1984 Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine) into an area not normally discussed as part of Spectral

  • Leading indicators with momentum by John Ehlers

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Leading indicators with momentum by John Ehlers Newcomers to technical trading are often confused by terminology. Oscillators don't oscillate and stochastics have nothing to do with random variables. Neither does momentum describe the force required to

  • Market Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Market movement has often been described as an unrelenting tide that floats all securities. With all the uncertainty in the present economy, market indicators can help you stay afloat.

  • Market Indicators: Useful Tools

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Some indicators are more useful than others. As always, it depends on individual judgment.

  • Measuring An Indicator's Forecasting Ability by George R. Arrington

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Measuring An Indicator's Forecasting Ability by George R. Arrington Indicators are used to forecast a market. Traders have their favorite indicators. How can a trader determine whether an indicator leads the market? How can we tell whether one indicator

  • Momentum Indicators and Market Cycles by John Nicholas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:4 (78-79): Momentum Indicators and Market Cycles by John Nicholas Here's an article we originally published 23 years ago, two years after Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES broke ground, proving that, yes, cycles are e

  • Momentum Indicators and Market Cycles by John Nicholas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum Indicators and Market Cycles by John Nicholas The techniques used for stock and commodity analysis range from the naively simple to the stunningly complex. Some are based on sound mathematical and philosophical principles while others border on

  • Money Management Indicators by Michael R. Bryant, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Money Management Indicators by Michael R. Bryant, Ph.D. Keeping track of your system's performance will alert you to changes in market behavior. T raditional market indicators are typically based on price. Moving averages, for example, are calculated u

  • Money Supply And The Leading Economic Indicators by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Money Supply And The Leading Economic Indicators by Clifford J. Sherry, Ph.D. This longtime Stocks & Commodities contributor and author discusses the relationship between the money supply and the composite index of leading economic indicators. The Nati

  • Multiple Indicators II

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using more than one indicator at a time will give you better results than just using one alone.

  • NYSE technical indicators: diagnosing market bottoms by Thomas Aspray

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...NYSE technical indicators: diagnosing market bottoms by Thomas Aspray By definition, significant market bottoms or tops seem to catch the majority by surprise, especially the fundamentalists. When an important low is formed, I try to review the many tec

  • New Insights From Classic Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Analysts have developed hundreds of technical indicators over the years. Sometimes new indicators help technical analysts discover success. Other analysts find success by looking at old indicators in new ways. Here, we explore a popular indicator from a

  • New Tricks With Old Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Traders are always looking for ways to refine their tools. Here, we'll reshape and redesign two familiar, classic indicators. The result is something new that could improve your ability to identify oversold buying opportunities.

  • New high and new low indicators by Mike Burk

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...New high and new low indicators by Mike Burk I use new high and new low indicators to help define cycles. My new high and new low indicators, which I developed with a computer and represent graphically, are exponential moving averages of the daily new h

  • Optimizing With Hilbert Indicators by Roger Darley

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Optimizing With Hilbert Indicators by Roger Darley Adjusting your trading signals to account for what's actually happening in the market can mean a nice profit for you. If I knew what the optimum moving average length (or any other filter 's length) wa

  • Power Up Your Indicators With Jean Folger

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Jean Folger is a technical analyst and system researcher with PowerZone Trading, a company she cofounded. She is author of Make Money Trading: How To Build A Winning Trading Business, and a private trader specializing in the emini markets. PowerZone Trad

  • Predictive And Successful Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Have you ever thought about how the high-to-low price swings increase as the time interval increases on a chart? This tends to create more noise and distorts indicators. Here are a couple of filters you can incorporate into your trading system to smooth

Product Review: Bollinger On Volume Indicators by David Penn

Product Review: Indicators & Trading Systems, Volumes 1-11

Product Review: Meyers Short Term Systems and Indicators, version 1.5

  • Profitability of selected technical indicators by Steven L. Kille and Thomas P. Drinka, Ph.D

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Profitability of selected technical indicators by Steven L. Kille and Thomas P. Drinka, Ph.D In previous issues of this magazine, we have reported the results of applying moving averages, momentum, Williams' %R, and Wilder's Relative Strength Index to C

  • Profitability of selected technical indicators by Thomas P. Drinka and Steven L. Kille

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In previous issues, these authors reported the results of applying moving averages, momentum, Williams' %R, Wilder's Relative Strength Index (RSI), and Wilder's Directional Movement Indicator (DMI) to Chicago Board of Trade corn and long-term U.S. Treasu

  • Profitability of selected technical indicators by Thomas R Drinka, Steven L. Kille, Eugene Mueller.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Profitability of selected technical indicators by Thomas R Drinka, Steven L. Kille, Eugene R. Mueller The objectives of this paper are to review five popular technical indicators, summarize the capability of microcomputer programs developed jointly in t

  • Profitability of selected technical indicators: Silver by Thomas P. Drinka and Steven L. Kille

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Profitability of selected technical indicators: Silver by Thomas P. Drinka and Steven L. Kille In previous issues of this magazine, we reported the results of applying moving averages, momentum, %R, and Relative Strength Index (RSI) to Chicago Board of

  • Profitability of selected technical indicators: U.S. T-Bond futures by Steven L. Kille and Thomas P.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Profitability of selected technical indicators: U.S. T-Bond futures by Steven L. Kille and Thomas P. Drinka In the December 1985 issue of this magazine, we reported the results of applying moving averages, momentum, %R, and Relative Strength (RSI) to fi

  • Quick-Scan: TradeShark Add-On Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Larry Williams and Ralph Vince are well-known traders and authors. Both are offering exclusive indicators in TradeShark, a platform that employs neural network technology to generate technical indicators that offer short-term price and trend forecasts

  • Quick-Scan: TradeShark Add-On Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We all strive to trade like the well-known traders in the industry. So when you use indicators developed by them in a software platform, if nothing else, you feel as though you are replicating their success. Market Technologies is providing such tools to

  • SIDEBAR: Calculating the McClellan Indicators - Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...CALCULATING THE McCLELLAN INDICATORS - Technical Anlaysis, Inc. The McClellan oscillator can be used for measuring changes in momentum of price, volume, advances and declines. The most common use is for measuring the momentum of the New York Stock Excha

  • SIDEBAR: INDICATORS GALORE

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...INDICATORS GALORE --Thom Hartle, Editor Listing of indicators used in a neural network, page 138.

SIDEBAR: Indicators

  • SIDEBAR: Indicators - Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...INDICATORS The following steps can be used to implement the on-balance volume disparity indicator and the negative volume disparity indicator in Microsoft Excel. The example uses daily data for the stock J.P. Morgan [JPM]. Because Holt's article "Enhanc

  • SIDEBAR: Indicators and Formulas

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...INDICATORS AND FORMULAS Bollinger bands are channel lines plotted two standard deviations above and below a 20-day simple moving average. A 20-day lookback period is also used for the standard deviation measurement. The formula for standard deviations i

  • SIDEBAR: Indicators by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Indicators by Technical Analysis, Inc. Below are descriptions and formulas for the indicators mentioned. These are usually included in most technical analysis packages. For a more detailed discussion, refer to the references cited.

  • SIDEBAR: MFI Indicators - Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MFI INDICATORS - Techncial Analysis, Inc. TradeStation and SuperCharts users can use the following formulas in the PaintBar Study to color bars for each of the MFI indicators. Simply type the formula in the IF box of the PaintBar formula dialog box and

  • SIDEBAR: MetaStock and Indicators - Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MetaStock 4.5 formulas - Technical Analysis, Inc.

SIDEBAR: TELESCAN PROSEARCH INDICATORS

  • SIDEBAR: TESTING INDICATORS FOR PROFITABILITY

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TESTING INDICATORS FOR PROFITABILITY In our first study of 34 indicators, MicroVest's BackTrak was used to simulate optimization using three strategies: speculation, hedging for a commercial holding a long position in the cash yen market and hedging for

  • SIDEBAR: THE McCLELLANS' INDICATORS

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...SIDEBAR: THE McCLELLANS' INDICATORS The McClellan oscillator can be used for measuring changes in momentum of price, volume, advances and declines. The most common use is for measuring the momentum of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listing of the da

  • Selecting And Interpreting Leading Indicators by Roger Pilloton

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Selecting And Interpreting Leading Indicators by Roger Pilloton Adjusting for the weaknesses of leading indicators so that you are able to select, interpret, and check their reliability. Leading indicators play a major role in economic and stock marke

  • Should You Trade With Technical Indicators?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is technical analysis for you? It depends on your approach to the market.

  • Simple Indicators For Spotting Emerging Trends

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Breakout moves can be explosive opportunities for the skilled trader but also can be difficult to determine which moves are real breakouts. Now, two simple indicators can help you filter good breakout trades from bad ones.

  • Speculative indicators by Arthur Merrill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Heavy speculation is a sign of a dangerous market-- one that is riding for a fall. I believe I was the first to suggest, in a 1963 radio interview, that the volume of the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) could be used as a measure of the degree of speculati

  • Stochastics Indicators And Trading by David Lundgren

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stochastics Indicators And Trading by David Lundgren Here, first-time STOCKS & COMMODITIES contributor David Lundgren reminds us that the stochastics indicator is just a guide to understanding the trend for trading. Stochastics, or any technical indica

  • Studying Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes indicators just don't work. Typically, it takes a little more than looking at a chart with the default settings of an indicator to be a successful trader.

  • Swing Trading With Three Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You have to start somewhere.

  • Swing Trading With Three Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You've heard it time and time again: You need to have a trading plan. But how do you create one? You have to start somewhere, and here's one system that can lift you into the world of system traders.

Systems & Indicators, version 1.0

  • Taming the indicators by Arthur A. Merrill

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Taming the indicators by Arthur A. Merrill An indicator is often difficult to read because of its wild fluctuations. It may appear optimistic and then dive into bearish territory. Then it might reverse again and turn bullish. Frustrating! A wild indica

  • Technical Indicators Add Up To A Long For Korn/Ferry

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As layoffs mount, staffing companies can profit by helping to locate replacements for senior managers and offering consulting services to help with the changing corporate culture. That's what Korn/Ferry can do.

  • Testing Indicators by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Testing Indicators by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. Analysts consult scores of indicators to get clues for the future. At any given instant, however, some of the indicators are bullish and some are bearish. They are never unanimous. Which should we believe?

  • The Road Ahead With Two Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The market is entering a new phase that can lead to enormous profits or massive drawdowns based on Keltner channels and Bollinger Bands.

  • The V-Trade Part 6: Technical Analysis--Divergence Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...In this sixth part of a multipart series, we'll continue with our look at one trader's techniques for making both manual and automatic buy and sell decisions. We'll also investigate the stochastic RSI indicator (SRSI) to identify divergences

  • The Volume Indicators by Bruce R. Faber

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Volume Indicators by Bruce R. Faber In spite of its importance, much less is written about volume than about price. Here's an introduction on the subject for the novices and a refresher for the veterans. To technical analysis, volume is as importan

  • Top Three Indicators For Your 2016 Trades (And Beyond)

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...You'll have more confidence in the trades you place if you use the right combination of confirming indicators. Need a good set to get started with? Here are three you can use to help get your trading geared up for the new year

  • Trading Systems Using Multiple Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Two indicators are better than one.

  • Trading The Unpredictable Without Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is it possible to trade using no indicators at all? Here's a five-point plan that you can apply to look for strong entry opportunities in the forex markets.

  • Trading a Reversal Pattern Using Technical Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading sudden reversal patterns can be high risk/reward. Biomira, a Canadian biotech junior company provides a positive example of how to use several classic technical indicators to capture a lucrative short-term move.

  • Trading windows for technical indicators by Frank Tarkany

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading windows for technical indicators by Frank Tarkany In a number of articles over the past three years, Stocks & Commodities' authors have developed evidence that changes in securities prices are generated by a process that is random, stationary an

  • Two Filtered Indicators by Daniel E. Downing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Two Filtered Indicators by Daniel E. Downing By filtering two indicators, my firm and I discovered the Friday tick indicator and the last hour/ first hour indicator. These new indicators have shown an interesting relationship to the equity markets over

  • Using Contrarian Indicators to Determine Market Tops & Bottoms

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Contrarian indicators like short interest, analyst ratings and bullish percent levels can all be used to help gauge market sentiment. In this article, I compare oil service stocks to integrated oil stocks to see which sector has the best chance of moving

  • Using Indicators In Trading Ranges And Trends by Bruce C. Kramer

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using Indicators In Trading Ranges And Trends by Bruce C. Kramer Traders use indicators for generating buy and sell signals in a market. But what indicators should you use and when? Here's one private trader's technique for recognizing trends and tradin

  • Using Multiple Indicators

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Using a combination of indicators can help in confirming buy and sell signals.

  • Volume Indicators Differ for Newmont

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Here is Newmont Mining (NEM) with two volume indicators singing from different song books.

  • Volume indicators by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Volume indicators by Arthur A. Merrill, C.M.T. The activity of the market, its volume, has long been of interest to investors and traders. I have a copy of the first book on stock market technique, ABC of Stock Speculation, written by S. A. Nelson in 19

WM: Into The Money Flow: Sorting Out The Volume Indicators by S. Yamanaka

  • What Are Those Indicators Really Indicating?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are the stock movements you're trying to predict random or purposeful?

Working Money: Adjusting Indicators For Entry And Exit by Dennis D. Peterson

Working Money: Market Indicators: Useful Tools by James A. Maccaro

Working Money: Multiple Indicators II by Dennis D. Peterson

Working Money: Trading Systems Using Multiple Indicators by Dennis D. Peterson






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