One of the first steps to becoming a competent technical trader is to choose a suitable chart type. Active traders enjoy a variety of alternatives, from basic line charts to more sophisticated constructs such as point and figure charts. With this many choices, novice market technicians can be easily overwhelmed. Let’s take at the ins… Read more.
Candlestick patterns are among the most frequently used technical tools by active futures traders. No matter the strategy―whether it is trend, rotational, or reversal―chart patterns can be valuable for position management or market timing devices. Let’s take a look at the top three tips for trading Japanese candlestick chart patterns. Tip No. 1: Be Aware… Read more.
In contemporary technical analysis, candlestick patterns are go-to indicators for legions of active traders. From the doji to the evening star, these formations are applied to every conceivable market. That is one of the key benefits of using Japanese candlestick chart patterns: The formations are readily discernible.
Chart patterns trading is often equated to buying and selling at the direction of technical indicators. However, although chart patterns are considered to be technical tools, they differ in many ways from indicators. If you’re in the process of becoming a market technician, then it’s important to understand the functionality, pros, and cons of both… Read more.
Since Steve Nison’s introduction of the candlestick chart in the early 1990s, western traders have made it a staple of technical analysis. Regardless of asset class or product, scores of aficionados view Japanese candlesticks as an ideal way of interpreting market behavior. If studying price action piques your interest, you have likely heard of candlestick… Read more.
Written by DeWayne Reeves of CFRN.net. Burton Schlichter is a partner and featured broker at CFRN.net. One of the easiest candlestick signals to spot besides our consummate favorite the Doji, is the Bullish Engulfing Pattern. This is one of the 12 primary signals taught to me by candlestick mentor, Steve Bigelow. A candlestick purist might… Read more.