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  • A DJIA Long-Term Momentum Indicator by Jay Kaeppel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A DJIA Long-Term Momentum Indicator by Jay Kaeppel Picking the tops and bottoms of the market has always been the dream of traders. Is it necessary, though? Here are the results of using a long-term momentum indicator based on the Dow Jones Industrial A

  • A Gold Momentum Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Given that the S&P 500 has had a good run from 2009 to present, its volatility is expected to increase. Here's an investing strategy to allow you to diversify over simply holding the market, and how you can backtest it

  • A Look At Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It's good to know when to enter or exit a transaction. Momentum indicators can give a trader some clues.

  • A Momentum Analysis Of The S&P 500

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Price looks like it could continue to chug along, inching its way upward. A look at momentum suggests otherwise.

  • A Momentum Breakout For Carbo Ceramics

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Carbo Ceramics remains range-bound on the weekly chart, but a high-volume breakout on the daily chart points to higher prices and a breakout on the weekly chart.

  • A Momentum Upturn For Arthrocare

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Arthrocare shows signs of strength with improving momentum and good upside volume on its recent breakout.

  • ACIW Loses Momentum At Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...After bouncing back to broken support, ACI Worldwide formed a bearish candlestick pattern and the MACD turned lower. This all suggests that resistance will hold and that the stock is headed lower.

  • AT&T Lacks Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...AT&T is rallying under the pressure of strong resistance in a current bear market. The stock can be a best-selling option during its downside journey.

  • Alexander & Baldwin Loses Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Alexander & Baldwin has a large head & shoulders pattern working, and a recent loss of momentum points to a neckline support break.

  • Analyzing Trends In Momentum by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Quo Vadis? Analyzing Trends In Momentum Momentum pure and simple is fine, but how about the trend of momentum? Here's what it can tell you. by Martin J. Pring Momentum is a generic term that applies to all oscillators, and the principles of momentum in

  • Anchored Momentum by Rudy Stefenel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Anchored Momentum by Rudy Stefenel A centered simple moving average can be used as a reference point when creating technical analysis indicators. Even though a centered simple moving average produces a plot much smoother than its related price plot, the

  • Archer Daniels Midland: Momentum Vs. Resistance

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Will strong overhead Fibonacci resistance turn ADM back down, or will the power of an established trend power right on through the barrier?

  • BAX: Bearish Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Baxter International have been in corrective mode since peaking in July 2013 and look to be continuing on a downward trajectory.

  • Baker Hughes High Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...With such outstanding upward momentum going for it, Baker Hughes shares look like an attractive covered-call play.

  • Bonds, Price Momentum and Trends by Alex Saitta

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Bonds, Price Momentum and Trends by Alex Saitta A market trends, and then consolidates, before either resuming the trend or reversing. Is there any way that a technical trader can get a hint about which outcome, the reversal or the continuation, is more

  • Book Review: Momentum Trader's Ticket to Ride

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Imagine that you're on a train seated at a table for five - just you and four of the world's best stock traders.

  • CME Group Shares And Strong Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The year-end rally appears to be in high gear, with multisector breakouts occurring all over the place. Here's a look at a potentially low-risk long swing trade setup in a major financial industry issue.

  • Calculating Momentum A New Way by Darryl W. Maddox

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Calculating Momentum A New Way by Darryl W. Maddox Traditionally, the calculation of market momentum has been a difference calculation. Thus, a momentum indicator for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is calculated by subtracting the closing value on one

  • CarMax, Inc.: Bullish Momentum At 52-Week Highs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Buying a new 52-week high can make sense if numerous market and technical dynamics properly converge.

  • Chande Momentum Oscillator

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chande Momentum Oscillator

  • Cumulative Volume and momentum Part 2 by John C. Lawlor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Cumulative Volume and momentum Part 2 by John C. Lawlor Price is so obvious that we all expect it to tell us everything. For example, if our stock gains $1 on the day, we feel good. However, what we really do is multiply that $1 by, say, the 500 shares

  • Darwin And Momentum Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Just as Charles Darwin put forth the theory of evolution through natural selection, so have the markets and momentum trading evolved with the use of pocket pivots.

  • Demand Oscillator momentum by Thomas Aspray

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Demand Oscillator momentum by Thomas Aspray The Demand Index developed by James Sibbett and its counterpart, the Demand Oscillator, are quite useful in identifying accumulation or distribution in both stocks and commodities. (See ""Fine-tuning the Deman

  • 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

  • Dual-Candle Momentum Breakouts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Green candles in this scenario can be a sign of momentum. Here's how to incorporate them into your breakout trading

  • ETF Momentum Investing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Are you interested in learning more about using exchange traded funds (ETFs) in your trading? Leslie N. Masonson, an active ETF trader, is president of Cash Management Resources, a financial consulting firm that focuses on ETF strategies. He is the autho

  • FCX: Hourly, Daily, And Weekly Bearish Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Growing ever more bearish on multiple time frames, shares of Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold look set for a trip back down into the mid-$20 range soon.

  • FRX: Multiyear Highs And Bullish Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Forest Labs are on a strong bullish tear, and may be a great covered call play.

  • Feeling the Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is the current trend ready to end? Momentum is a good indicator to use for spotting possible trend reversals.

  • Gilead Sciences: Upward Momentum Slowing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. have been in a long-term bull market for several years, but warnings of a bearish trend reversal are now in place.

  • Hartford Financial Services Enjoys Steady Upward Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...One of the highest relative strength component stocks in the S&P 500, Hartford Financial Services appears to be offering a high-yield, low-risk covered call opportunity.

  • How To Use Stock Options With Momentum Stocks For Enhanced Profits

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum stocks tend to be leaders in the stock market, taking it to higher highs while also being favored stocks by traders and investors alike. However, using stock options, you can enhance your profits with momentum stocks by following a few guideline

  • In Daytrading, Cashing In When Momentum Stalls

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking for a simple way to daytrade your favorite stock or ETF? Here's one trader's basic method, one that yields consistently good results.

  • Inertia & Momentum In The Futures Market

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The futures markets are known for their excessive price cycles. This cyclical nature attracts speculators who like to take on the high risks associated with them. That doesn't mean retail traders can't trade futures. They just need a different perspectiv

  • Infospace Gains Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Infospace has completed a head and shoulder bottom formed over the last two years and broken out to the upside. The target could be $50, with further upside possible.

  • Internal Market Momentum by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Internal Market Momentum by Martin J. Pring Breadth momentum analysis takes momentum analysis, traditionally gleaned from price and volume, a step further by examining a particular market in closer detail. Market analyst Martin Pring delves into three c

  • Intraday Momentum Index

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

  • Keeping Track Of Short-Term Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...As the broad markets begin to pause and/or correct, it may be beneficial to discern which industry groups are beginning to accelerate to the downside.

  • 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

  • Looking At Momentum With TRIX by Ed Downs

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Looking At Momentum With TRIX by Ed Downs The TRIX oscillator has unique properties that make it ideal for identifying direction of trend as well as cyclical entry points. Last month, Ed Downs showed us how various oscillators can be tuned to the person

  • MACD momentum Part 1 by Thomas Aspray

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MACD momentum Part 1 by Thomas Aspray In the fall of 1986, I completed work on a new indicator: the MACD Histogram/Momentum. As many of you are already aware, the MACD, or Convergence/Divergence, is an excellent indicator, but its signals often lag when

  • MACD momentum Part 2 by Thomas Aspray

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...MACD momentum Part 2 by Thomas Aspray Last month I looked at how the MACD Momentum (MACD-Mo) and MACD Histogram (MACD-H) were excellent intermediate indicators for stocks as well as commodities. I also use the MACD-Mo and MACD-H on daily data, but the r

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  • Momentum And Divergence by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Why Do Divergences Need To Be Confirmed By Price? Momentum And Divergence Trading momentum requires several levels of perception. Take a look at its divergence with price. by Martin J. Pring It is a fact that the term momentum is a generic one encompa

  • Momentum And Pullbacks

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum trading leads to fast gains but also to missed opportunities, unless you have a good backup strategy, like pullback trading.

  • 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

  • Momentum And The S&P 500 by Michael Oliver and Gary Esayian

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum And The S&P 500 by Michael Oliver and Gary Esayian As applied to market action, momentum is generally confined to some limited role such as measuring the relationship between moving averages. But momentum can be much more. Michael Oliver and

  • Momentum Divergence In SPX

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The followthrough for the Standard & Poor's 500 is falling short on momentum as a bearish pattern takes shape.

  • Momentum Entries For Pullback Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Markets are ever dynamic in their price action and with a little planning, you can customize your approach for fast-moving stocks and ride them to maximum profits.

  • Momentum Improving For Anadarko

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This stock is underperforming the energy SPDR currently, but that could change.

  • Momentum Indicator Measures Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It is not the acceleration period of momentum that is important, it is the deceleration period.

  • Momentum Indicator Measures Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...It is not the acceleration period of momentum that is important, it is the deceleration period.

  • Momentum Indicator Measures Trend

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...When we are using a momentum indicator, it is important to know what is being analyzed.

  • 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

  • Momentum Investing

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What is momentum investing and who is it for?

  • Momentum Investing In Mutual Funds

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There's a big difference between how a strategy works in real life and historical tests.

  • Momentum Sours At Children's Place

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Children's Place formed a triangle over the last few months, and the stock now looks poised for a breakdown and continuation lower.

  • Momentum Trading Using Fourier/WAMI Optimization by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum Trading Using Fourier/Wami Optimization by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D. Technical analysis and the use of indicators may lend itself to well-defined rules for trading, but most traders develop their methods into more of an art form. Here, a longtim

  • Momentum and Simple Moving Averages

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Sometimes a stock's price will move so far away from its simple moving average (SMA) that the temptation is to trade in the opposite direction. The idea underlying these trades is that stock prices will always revert to their mean. Right? Maybe.

  • Momentum by Stuart Evens

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Momentum Trend-following methods and indicators have drawbacks: One, they indicate a change in trend after the fact, thereby missing a significant portion of the initial move. Two, markets spend a lot of time not in trends, but in trading ranges -- and u

  • Novice Trader's Notebook: Momentum by Amy Wu

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:4 (74): Novice Trader's Notebook: Momentum by Amy Wu MOMENTUM The momentum indicator was first presented in J. Welles Wilder's ""New Concepts In Trading Systems"" and has since become a popular technical tool. Price momentum

  • Optimizing Momentum by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Optimizing Momentum by Anthony W. Warren, Ph.D. Longtime readers may remember the body of written work from Stocks & Commodities contributor Anthony W. Warren during the early days of this magazine, in particular Fourier transform and triple exponential

  • Pullback Trading Using Market Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Chart patterns in a major index can give you the green light for buying stocks that are pulling back.

Quick-Scan: Momentum

  • RIG: Bearish Daily And Weekly Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Down by more than 16% since making a significant swing high in November 2013, shares of Trans Ocean Ltd. once again have heavy bearish momentum working against them.

  • Reading The Bar, Identifying Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Comparing the length of each trading bar with respect to the one that came before makes it possible to identify buying and selling momentum. Having identified momentum, it becomes possible to forecast the future direction of the underlying stock or marke

  • 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

  • Reverse Divergences and Momentum by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...An oscillator's failure to confirm the higher high or the lower low of the market is a red flag to most technical traders. Is there a message when the price diverges from the indicator? This veteran technician thinks there is. Technical analysts are con

  • S&P 500 Momentum Is Bearish

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Multiple time frame analysis points to lower stock prices.

  • S&P 500 Momentum Is Bullish

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Rate of change in the S&P 500 shows strength in two time frames.

  • SHLD's Strong Daily Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The retail industry stocks have been very strong lately; here's a look at one of the stronger stocks from this group.

  • SIDEBAR: Calculating Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...CALCULATING MOMENTUM Momentum is traditionally calculated as the difference between the price today and the price n days ago. The method presented here substitutes for the price n days ago an average of the previous three period's high, low and closing


    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: TICK LINE MOMENTUM by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TICK LINE MOMENTUM by Technical Analysis, Inc. The daily closing tick is collected in column C in sidebar Figure 1. The first step is to smooth the daily closing values using a 10-period exponentially weighted moving average. To start this process, we n

  • SIDEBAR: TRIX MOMENTUM IN METASTOCK by Technical Analysis, Inc.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TRIX MOMENTUM IN METASTOCK by Technical Analysis, Inc. TRIX momentum in MetaStock.

  • SPX Slowing Momentum And Potential Trend Reversal

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...All trends eventually slow down, then consolidate and/or reverse direction; right now, the Standard & Poor's 500 appears to be on the verge of such a trend reversal.

  • Spotting Momentum Reversals And Deriving Price Forecasts

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Spotting a reversal in the current momentum of the market and forecasting its price movement is every trader's objective. Here's a look at the X-sequentials X7 pattern, a technique that has been applied to the DAX futures, NASDAQ 100, and mini?crude oil

  • Stillwater Mining Follows Through With Major Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stillwater Mining has already made a strong move higher, but since strong stocks frequently move even higher, this high-flyer might be worth a second look.

  • Stochastic Momentum by William Blau

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stochastic Momentum by William Blau A new twist on the venerable stochastic formula was presented in a January 1991 article, ""Double-smoothed stochastics,"" written by William Blau. Here, Blau expounds on stochastic double smoothing in a somewhat dif

  • 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

  • Stock Indexes Showing Declining Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The Russell 2000 is leading the way lower in momentum. This is a warning that price may follow.

  • Stock Market Momentum Cycles

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...How strong is the current US stock market rally?

  • Sustaining The Trader's Momentum by Ari Kiev, M.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This psychiatrist, who teaches strategies for successful trading, explores various strategies for overcoming obstacles to continued success. by Ari Kiev, M.D. It's not uncommon for traders to blow up after successful runs just as they're about to reach

  • Swing Trading With Momentum On Your Side

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Seeing a simple breakout may convince you to place a trade, but how do you know if a breakout is really a breakout? Here's one way you can jump into a trade and not get caught off-guard.

  • The Laws Of Momentum

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

  • The MACD Momentum Oscillator by Barbara Star, Ph.D.

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...The MACD Momentum Oscillator by Barbara Star, Ph.D. The moving average convergence/divergence (MACD) is one of the most popular indicators around. Here, Barbara Star reviews and updates ways to use it. At present, virtually every charting software pac

  • The Return Of High Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...There's no right or wrong way to look at the market. The reality is that with so many choices, you can get creative with your analysis techniques. Here's a look at how to combine two related indexes and use opposite strategies for each

  • Trade Sector Funds With Pure Momentum by Jay Kaeppel

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trade Sector Funds With Pure Momentum by Jay Kaeppel In the July 1999 Technical Analysis of STOCKS & COMMODITIES, I wrote about one of the systems I use to trade Fidelity Select sector funds. That system was referred to as the relative strength system (

  • Trading Long-Term Momentum With Price Surges

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Trading while working full time is a difficult task for the aspiring trader, but if you can spot price surges, you can still achieve higher returns.

  • Trading Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can one indicator be powerful enough to indicate momentum?

  • Trading Momentum With Ken Calhoun

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Ken Calhoun, president of Daytrading University and, has provided online training to active traders from more than 32 countries since 1999. He is an internationally published trader who's earned industry awards for his profe

  • Trading Momentum: Overbought And Oversold Levels by Martin J. Pring

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...This veteran trader and market analyst starts a new series, this time discussing the basics of momentum trading. Momentum measures the velocity of a price move and is a generic term that describes the oscillators plotted under the price series of many c

  • Trading System Basics, Following Momentum

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Generally speaking, the most reliable, profitable, and long-lasting trading systems are built around one or two proven concepts. Follow along as we seek to create a winning system, using ordinary trading indicators that are combined in an especially effe

  • Using ETF Momentum Strategies With Les Masonson

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Leslie N. Masonson is president of Cash Management Resources, a financial consulting firm that he founded in 1987. Masonson's 44-year career has spanned trading, investing, financial advisory services, bank operations management, teaching, and corporate

  • V.15:11 (477-482) Using Fibonacci Ratios and Momentum by Thom Hartle

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Don't buy it here, but wait for a pullback. Are you familiar with that piece of sage advice? Or what about ""I would wait and sell on a bounce""? What does this really mean? Where and when do you act? Here's one technique for calculating retracement leve

  • Variations On The Gold Momentum Strategy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...We saw good results from a simple momentum strategy where the investor switches between investing in the S&P 500 and a gold ETF. Could that strategy be improved upon?

  • Volume And Momentum Turn Sour On Best Buy

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Best Buy spearheaded the retail group, rising from mid-August to early November, but waning momentum and increasing volume on the downside may spell trouble ahead.

  • Waning Momentum For Motorola

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A bearish reversal pattern and less upside momentum mean that traders should watch key support for Motorola.

  • Where Price Action Meets Momentum Trading

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Often, traders blindly place trades based on expected price moves derived from specific price patterns. But we know too well that price patterns can fail. How do you know when a price pattern will respect the price action rules? Find out here

  • Which Momentum Indicator Should You Use?

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...To arrive at a correct analysis of volume momentum, the analyst must use the correct momentum indicator.

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