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The problem with being early in the markets? It can be painful. Very painful. Even if you end up being vindicated with a positive outcome. Best recent example? As I explained to my wife as we watched The Big Short together, “Sure they were right in the end, but look how miserable they were all along!”
In this third and final article in the Andrews’ Pitchfork series Tim and Kyle walk through some of the advanced pitchfork methods to create a support and resistance frequency grid in price and time.
In this second installment of the Andrews’ Pitchfork series Tim and Kyle walk through the ease at which Andrews’ Pitchfork analysis can be used in Optuma, and then proceed to share some examples of how this underutilized tool can be used in your trading.
Although the technical methodology known as Median Line Analysis as we know it today is rightly attributed to Dr. Alan Andrews, it should be known that it found its genesis hundreds of years before his time. That said, it was Andrews who brought it forward to the study of stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities.
One of the things I love about research is the “ah-ha” moment when I see something that has not been so obvious before. It’s like the veil has been lifted and suddenly I see that condition everywhere.
At its simplest, the ‘cloud’ is a term used to describe internet-based services, with online file storage being one of the most popular. By using such a service it is possible to keep all of your personal Optuma files (such as workbooks, settings, custom toolbar, chart and page layouts, and script formulas) in the cloud, thus making them safe if your hard drive fails.
Want an easy way to compare the relative strength of one chart against another, or a sector against an index? Learn how to easily create your own relative strength ratio charts by watching this short 7 minute video.
However “real” the news may be perceived, rarely is news “breaking.” However, in light of all the annoying, repetitive press these days, I thought I’d share some good news that – as a matter of fact – is somewhat ground-breaking.
In all my conversations with traders and analysts over the last 20 years, I’ve found one critical element separating the winners from the losers. It’s their attitude to personal education and their willingness to invest in it.
This is a bit of a rant about some incorrect naming conventions. While writing the new thirteen week courses for CMT1 and CMT2 (CMT3 will be re-written later this year), I discovered that the way we’ve been calculating Rate of Change is incorrect.
Optuma clients can download and open constituent watchlists for a number of US and European indices.
Although this article is focused on Entry Triggers for trade initiation, the successful trader knows that Entry Triggers are just one component of success. In order to have a comprehensive understanding of success in trading, any discussion on the Entry Trigger topic must also address the perspective and context of the underlying market condition.