Category Archives: Technical Analysis

How to Distinguish Between a Modern Technical Analyst and a Visual Chartist

Visual chartists often believe they are doing technical analysis but in most cases what they do has little relation to it. It is not hard to distinguish between a modern technical analyst and a visual chartist. Four signs are offered … Continue reading

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A Rare Pattern in S&P 500

The last time this rare pattern occurred, a 7% correction followed after a failed breakout to the upside. A 51-day sideways consolidation is a rare pattern with just a few occurrences in this index in the last 65 years. Share

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The Death of the Golden Cross

As robots dominate the markets and become major participants, the success rate of many traditional technical signals is destined to decrease. Although in some cases fading of classical technical analysis patterns may be intentional, in most cases their failures can … Continue reading

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Chartists Always Have a Choice

Chartists always have a choice. This is clear from the S&P 500 chart: rising channels, a consolidation pattern, an ascending triangle, a (failed) double top, you name it. Share

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$SPX Possibility of a Bull trap

The S&P 500 is in a consolidation pattern that started in mid February of this year. Despite today’s up move there is still possibility of a bull trap set by those who plan to “sell in May and go away”. A … Continue reading

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Performance in Stable and Chaotic Markets Based on the CSSA Regime Indicator

The CSSA Regime Indicator was recently  presented by David Varadi in his blog. This is an interesting indicator that appears to have performed exceptionally well in a few major stock indexes. In this blog, the ability of this indicator in … Continue reading

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