Japanese candlestick patterns are useful because they allow traders to quickly visualise price action in the market. There are many different patterns and many different opinions on their effectiveness. In this article we will look at a trading system that attempts to dynamically select the best performing candlestick pattern from the previous six months and […]
Debate has raged for years as to whether or not technical analysis is actually a useful tool in helping to generate long run profits in the markets. For some, technical analysis is no more than hocus pocus. An approach that is based on faith rather than legitimate science. For others, technical analysis is the foundation of […]
Several months ago I was thinking about candlestick charts and whether or not these classic patterns had any predictive ability for trading. I had a look around but all I could find were vague speculations and cliches. I couldn’t find any solid evidence of whether they actually worked or not. So… I thought I would casually […]
With the fear and uncertainty of a possible Brexit, GBP/USD has been one of the worst performing currency pairs this year, falling as low as 1.38 in late February. However, recent weeks has seen the currency stage a comeback, taking the market back to the important 1.4600 level as traders bet the pessimism was overdone.
In a recent article we looked at the shooting star candlestick pattern and we found that it wasn’t a particularly successful signal for spotting reversals. In this article we will look at another bearish reversal signal in the form of the gravestone doji candlestick pattern.
Technical analysis refers to the study of past price action to predict future market moves. It makes use of charts, trading volume, and other statistical or mathematical indicators to gauge how the market might behave, based on the concept that the fundamentals of an asset are reflected in its historical price action.
Last Friday the S&P 500 formed a shooting star candlestick pattern on the daily chart. This is a Japanese candlestick formation that is normally a bearish reversal signal. Sure enough, the S&P 500 moved lower the next day, dropping around 15 points. We saw this happen last September too. But how often does this bearish pattern really […]
In this article I look at some of my favourite intraday trading patterns including naked price action patterns and Japanese Candlestick patterns.
In this post I test nine different moving averages in order to see which is the best moving average for trading. Two different strategies and markets are tested. The results may surprise you.
The MACD indicator was developed in the 1970s by Gerald Appel. It’s been an extremely popular momentum indicator for many traders and is still used today. In this article, I look at what the MACD indicator does and how effective it is on stocks.