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Chart Patterns Beginner Education

Why Volume is Important

Volume is an important aspect of technical analysis because it is used to confirm trends, and chart patterns. Any price movement up or down with relatively high volume is seen as a stronger, more relevant move than a similar move with weak volume. Therefore, when I am looking at a large price movement, I also examine the volume to see whether it tells the same story.

By Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr | Nov 29, 2011 | LiveTradingNews

Forex Education and the Retail Forex Trader; Can the Small Guy Win?

Few markets can be as rewarding and punishing to the individual investor than the Global Forex trading marketplace.

Sep 29, 2011 | IBTimes

Best Candlestick Patterns to Trade

There is a wealth of information available online and in Bookstores that will teach you the details of using Candlesticks as indicators. The following are 10 candlestick patterns that have in my own experience produced consistent results. These will work better when you understand what is happening in each pattern.

By Shayne Heffernan | Jul 17, 2011 | LiveTradingNews

Observing Head and Shoulders in the RSI

Analysts and traders often look for chart patterns in price action. Price action is real-time representation of market action therefore provides primary clues. All technical indicators are derived from price data (open, close, high, low, range of hi-lo etc.) Therefore, by construction, all technical indicators are lagging.

By Fan Yang | Apr 20, 2011 | FX Times

Silver Butterfly: An Option Trading Lesson

One of the notes that I keep stuck to my computer reads "remember seasonality". For those just now becoming familiar with options, you may assume I am reminding myself not to forget deer season or the opening of the season for striper fishing. While these are important dates for many of us...

By J.W Jones | Feb 02, 2011 | Options Trading Signals

Exploring Trading Techniques Part I – Courting the Channel Breakout (Forex Education)

The channel breakout is one of the first technical trading techniques we learn. The idea is that if the market is able to push out of a restricted range of price action, it is attempting to move farther in the direction of the breakout. Conventionally, the width of the breakout can be used as the distance to the target in the direction of the breakout.

By Fan Yang | Nov 06, 2010 | FX Times

Devin Sage X-Sequentials : Successfull Forecasts and Part 3 (Forex Education)

X-Sequentials patterns can be located easily in a chart when you shift your percpective from complexity to simpllicity. We therefore simplify the process of X-Sequentials pattern recognition by putting the term "reversals" into use.

By Devin Sage | Sep 08, 2010 | TXA

Devin Sage TXA Trading - X-Sequentials:Successfull Forecasts and Trading (Forex Education)

The Devin Sage X-Sequentials Chartanalysis approach is a new branch in technical analysis where patterns per se are not seen as single entites without any correlations to each other or as "stand alone" single patterns.

By Devin Sage | Sep 08, 2010 | TXA

Devin Sage X-Sequentials : Successfull Forecasts and Trading Part 2 (Forex Education)

This article outlines the rules of the three basic X-Sequnetials patterns. As mentioned in the first article there are three basic patterns : X-Sequentials X5 pattern , X-Sequentials X7 pattern , X-Sequentials X4 pattern.

By Devin Sage | Sep 08, 2010 | TXA

Candlestick Pattern Dictionary (Forex Education)

Abandoned Baby: A rare reversal pattern characterized by a gap followed by a Doji, which is then followed by another gap in the opposite direction. The shadows on the Doji must completely gap below or above the shadows of the first and third day.

By Roger Baettig | Aug 31, 2010 | IBTimes

Inverse Head and Shoulders (Forex Education)

An inverse Head and Shoulders pattern is a reversal pattern and for the pattern to be reliable, it should occur in a downtrend. A downtrend is reversed at the left shoulder and buyers drive prices back up to the neckline. Sellers then push prices down to the head and buyers drive prices back to the neckline again.

By Roger Baettig | Aug 31, 2010 | IBTimes

Head and Shoulders (Forex Education)

A Head and Shoulders pattern is a reversal pattern and for the pattern to be reliable, it should occur in an uptrend. An uptrend is reversed at the left shoulder and sellers drive prices back up to the neckline. Buyers then push prices up to the head and sellers drive prices back to the neckline again.

By Roger Baettig | Aug 31, 2010 | IBTimes

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