Tag Archives: chart patterns

Short Squeeze After a Failed Massive Double Top in Utilities ETF

Hopes of a double top in XLU were shuttered yesterday after a violent squeeze that took ambitious shorts by surprise. A gain of 2.27% in just one day should be enough to convince all chart traders that obvious formations fail more often … Continue reading

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Chart Patterns Without Statistics is Naive Technical Analysis

I am saying the obvious but I know some will deny it: Anyone who makes bets in a game of chance without having a measure of the expectation is a naive gambler. This is what many traders do when they … Continue reading

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Bond Charts Have Become the Junkyard of Chart Patterns

Bonds, and especially TLT, the popular ETF, have become a junkyard of classical chart patterns, a place where wrecking of such dubious formations is frequent and unforgiving. Share

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Gold False Breakout to the Downside

Spot gold has gained more than $45 after testing longer-term resistance near $1,540 last week. Some technical analysts have recently focused on some, in my view, random pattern formations on the gold chart and have pointed to an imminent collapse. Recent … Continue reading

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The Main Cause of Failure of Some Popular Technical Trading Methods

Indicator based trend following and classical chart patterns are two trading methods that were developed in mid 20th century using data from the equity markets mainly and worked well during an extended period of time in those markets due to the presence of autocorrelation. After 1998 things … Continue reading

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