In today’s equities marketplace, the technical analysis of stocks is a popular discipline. Each day, millions of market participants use tools, indicators, and price action as primary decision-making mechanisms. Read on to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of stock market technical analysis. The Technical Analysis of Stocks Technical analysis is the study of… Read more.
By definition, technical analysis is the study of current and historic price action. For West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and North Sea Brent (BRENT) crude oil futures technical analysis, traders frequently rely on technical indicators to address the consistently robust levels of participation. Let’s take a look at three ways that technical analysis can be especially… Read more.
The first half of 2021 brought a series of historical financial events. An epic rally in cryptocurrencies, a more-than-25-percent spike in crude oil, and exploding ag futures prices made headlines as traders evaluated the current state of the world. Ultimately, one market driver can be tied to each of these phenomena: a sluggish U.S. dollar… Read more.
In an August 2020 blog post, we broke down the ongoing long-term bear market for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures. At the time, the market showed few signs of breaking out of its consistent downtrend. What a difference a year makes! So is the global oil complex getting ready for a new bull… Read more.
By definition, a trading edge is an approach to the market that creates an advantage over other participants. Finding or designing such an advantage for live futures requires some work. Nonetheless, if established and applied over time, the rewards from building an edge may exceed all expectations.
When it comes to futures analysis, there are two primary schools of thought: fundamental and technical. Each discipline has legions of dedicated followers who eagerly engage the market every day from unique vantage points. No matter a trader’s size or style, any adopted methodologies are rooted in either fundamental or technical analysis.
A key aspect of any approach to futures trading is trend analysis. Being able to identify when a directional move in price is gaining steam or nearing exhaustion is a valuable skill for active traders. This is one area where technical analysis can be extremely valuable ― identifying and trading trending markets. Two popular tools… Read more.
To many people the idea of an algorithm, especially in the context of trading, might as well be describing the foundational elements of calculus or maybe even the guiding principles of general relativity. In essence, an algorithm seems as an incomprehensible system that is only able to be understood by a very few group of experts who have a dominate advantage to all other market participants because they can create these “undefeatable” systems.
December E-Mini S&P – Multi-Profiles – Sell Zones CLICK IMAGES TO OPEN CHART CONTENT Breakdown of Today’s Update Published 12/7/17 8:30 am central: Traders, We have seen bears beginning to try and take control over the last couple sessions and the most recent move lower. We are seeing on scanner 2 of the 4-time frames bearish. We had… Read more.
I wanted to take a few minutes and discuss a trading formation, THE BULL FLAG.