Posts filed under “Technical Analysis”

Chart of the Week: Net NYSE Up Thrust Days v Down Thrust Days

The chart below shows more aggressive downside trading
activity on the NYSE. This oscillator tracks thrust sessions has moved below
the zero line (red circle). These readings stack the odds against a short term

Net NYSE Up Thrust Days v Down Thrust Days
Up Day: Adv/Dec 2:1 and UpV/DnV 2:1
Down Day: Dec/Adv 2:1 and DnV/UpV  2:1

click for bigger chart



Protracted trading ranges tend to damage the confidence of
both bears and bulls alike: Breakouts fail, breakdowns reverse back up. Kevin
Lane notes “what happens is you get both sides trading very tentatively, thus
drawing out the range even longer. . . internals are starting to support a more
bearish case, we would suggest waiting to see more conviction on a move.

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Category: Investing, Technical Analysis

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Category: Technical Analysis

Presidential Cycles

This weeks Barron’s has an interesting chart from Sy Harding. If you are unfamiliar with Harding’s work, have a look at his prescient 1999 book, “Riding the Bear: How to Prosper in the Coming Bear Market.” (Spend the $1.49 on used copy — its well worth it). Harding suggests that: “UNLESS I’M LOOKING AT the…Read More

Category: Markets, Technical Analysis

DJIA 1966 – 1982

The previous chart reveals the long standing secular moves of the markets; What’s an investor to do during one of the long periods of weakness? One answer is to learn to be more nimble, and trade the cyclical markets. > Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1966 – 1982 click for larger chart data for chart courtesy…Read More

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

Chart of the Week: NYSE Making New Highs

Category: Markets, Psychology, Technical Analysis

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Category: Investing, Psychology, Technical Analysis, Trading

Spiking VIX Creates Opportunity

Category: Psychology, Technical Analysis

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Category: Commodities, Markets, Technical Analysis

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Category: Investing, Technical Analysis, Trading

Intraday Reversal

Category: Technical Analysis, Trading