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I want to take a different approach in this post. Often we talk about the breakthroughs that we are working on, or the market in general. This time I want to draw attention to a testing error that I’ve seen others perform—and it’s all to do with understanding data.
I am the first to admit that I ignored Bitcoin —and cryto-currencies— for too long. The first time I really paid any attention was back in October 2017 when Bitcoin just broke $5,000.
An overview of Martin Pring’s momentum oscillators and how they can be scripted in Optuma.
In the new update of Optuma (Optuma 1.2) we’ve added a new bar colour scheme called “Bolton-Smith”. The naming of this colour scheme is to honour the matriarch of Australian Technical Analysis, Dawn Bolton-Smith, who passed away in August this year.
I recently attended the 30th annual conference for the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). The IFTA Conference is held in a different location every year, and this year’s event brought us all together in beautiful Milan.
The DVAN SmartLines module for Optuma is a suite of market tools that gives an investor access to Divergence Analysis’ 27-year moneyflow methodology. The module is comprised of indicators that create a clear framework in which to analyze markets—including trading signals, trend direction, momentum, support/resistance, and buying/selling cycles.
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.