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It’s All Relative

It’s All Relative

In his day, Einstein made a revolutionary breakthrough in physics with his theory of relativity. It presented a new way of thinking, answering many questions the Newtonian Physics couldn’t.

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Want to know a better way to determine Trend?

Want to know a better way to determine Trend?

Late last year I picked up an old copy of a book by Michael Gur called The Symmetry Wave Trading Method. Gur introduced the concept of using a series of swings based on ATRs. This was one of those “ah-ha” moments.

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What can R2D2 teach you about trading?

What can R2D2 teach you about trading?

I’ve worked in the markets for nearly twenty years alongside the evolution of algorithmic trading. I witnessed the Darwinian paradigm shift it brought as those who didn’t evolve were picked off.

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What happens when the shorts go up?

What happens when the shorts go up?

I read a great phrase this week – “Technical analysis is for-profit social psychology”. It’s certainly true that the underpinnings of the best technical indicators is investor psychology.

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What are your odds of being mauled by the bear?

What are your odds of being mauled by the bear?

Last week, we delved into a longer-term moving average crossover signal on the S&P 500 that was brought to my attention. Here’s that ominous looking chart again below. At first glance it says, ”I smell a Bear!” — and no one wants to get mauled like the last two bear markets.

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It’s the end of the Bull as we know it?

It’s the end of the Bull as we know it?

Is the recent 50 and 100 week moving average crossover in the S&P500 index as bad as it seems? In this article Carson takes a look at 21 occasions this has previously occurred, with some interesting results.

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Here’s a Quick Way to Gauge Health of the Market

Here’s a Quick Way to Gauge Health of the Market

Market breadth is an area of technical analysis concerned with gauging the market’s health. This is done by tracking the balance between buying and selling pressure. It’s like tracking who’s winning a game of tug of war…

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