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    Chart Focus–Mini Gold Down trend

Chart Focus–Mini Gold Down trend

Here is a 15 minute chart snapshot of Mini Gold Futures (Symbol: YG) spanning Tuesday, March 12th, 2012 to Thursday, March 15th, 2012. This chart includes several technical indicators: 8 period simple moving average (blue line) 20 period simple moving average (red line) 200 period simple moving average (green line) Bollinger Bands (purple lines) Relative [...]

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    How to Trade a Channel

How to Trade a Channel

The Walkthrough Here is a daily chart snapshot of Goldman Sachs (Symbol:GS) spanning from March 2011 to March 2012. The shaded areas are the afterhours market trading. This chart includes several technical indicators: 8 period simple moving average (blue line) 20 period simple moving average (red line) 200 period simple moving average (green line) Bollinger [...]

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    Trading Techniques: Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer

Trading Techniques: Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer

Significant business events, while important to fundamental traders, can also produce consistent stock price patterns. The modified Dutch auction tender offer is one such event. A standard Dutch auction takes place as an alternative form of initial public offering (IPO). Google, for example, used this method for its IPO. The company [...]

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Trading Techniques: Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer

  Trading Techniques: Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer

Significant business events, while important to fundamental traders, can also produce consistent stock price patterns. The modified Dutch auction tender offer is one such event. A standard Dutch auction takes place [...]

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Trading Techniques: Stock Rating Upgrade

  Trading Techniques: Stock Rating Upgrade

Here is another technique used by day traders and short-term traders called the stock rating upgrade. It is a form of event pattern, so named because they are tied to [...]

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Scaling In to ETF Trades

  Scaling In to ETF Trades

Despite the wealth of available technical indicators, it can still be devilishly difficult to decide precisely when to enter a long position with an ETF. This is often the case [...]

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A Different Approach to the RSI as a Trading Signal

The relative strength index, or RSI, is a popular indicator for many traders. On its own it has notable limitations, but as a confirmation or in concert with other forms [...]

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Trading Techniques: Inverted Dead Cat Bounce

  Trading Techniques: Inverted Dead Cat Bounce

We have recently discussed the “dead cat bounce,” a trading technique that exploits the brief reversal of a strong downward price trend. You may not be surprised to learn that [...]

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Day Trading Techniques: Dead Cat Bounce

  Day Trading Techniques: Dead Cat Bounce

Day traders and short-term traders are constantly seeking techniques that exploit certain predictable patterns in equity price movements. One such technique is the dead cat bounce. The colorful name for this [...]

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The Trend is Your Friend Until…

  The Trend is Your Friend Until…

Most traders have heard the saying, “The trend is your friend until the bend.” This article will provide an example of this statement as shown in the stock market. Below [...]

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