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Accumulation/Distribution
The Accumulation/Distribution is a momentum
indicator that associates changes in price
and volume based on the premise that the
more volume that accompanies a price move,
the more significant the price move.
Accumulation/Distribution
 more info

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Accumulation Swing Index
The Accumulation Swing Index is a cumulative
total of the Swing Index.
Accumulation Swing Index  more
info

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Andrews'
Pitchfork
Andrews' Pitchfork is a line study
consisting of three parallel trendlines
based on three points you select. The
interpretation of a pitchfork is based on
normal trendline support and resistance
principles.
Andrews' Pitchfork  more info

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Average
True Range
The Average True Range ("ATR") is a measure
of volatility.
Average True Range  more info

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Bollinger Bands
Bollinger Bands are similar to moving
average envelopes but are plotted at
standard deviation levels above and below a
moving average.
Bollinger Bands  more info

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Breadth
Thrust
The Breadth Thrust indicator is a market
momentum indicator.
Breadth Thrust  more info

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Bull/Bear Ratio
The Bull/Bear Ratio shows the relationship
between bullish and bearish advisors as
polled by Investor's Intelligence.
Bull/Bear Ratio  more info

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Candlesticks  Japanese
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Candlestick charts display the open, high,
low, and closing prices in a format similar
to a modernday barchart, but in a manner
that extenuates the relationship between the
opening and closing prices.
MasterDATA's Candlestick Pattern Reference
Candlesticks  Japanese  more
info

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CANSLIM
Drawing from his study of the greatest
moneymaking stocks from 1953 to 1985,
William O'Neil developed a set of common
characteristics that each of these stocks
possessed.
CANSLIM  more info

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Commodity Channel Index
The Commodity Channel Index ("CCI") measures
the variation of a security's price from its
statistical mean.
Commodity Channel Index  more
info

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Commodity Selection Index
The Commodity Selection Index ("CSI") is a
momentum indicator.
Commodity Selection Index  more
info

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Correlation Analysis
Shows if changes in one item (e.g., an
indicator) will result in changes in the
other item (e.g., the security's price).
Correlation Analysis  more info

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Cycles
You can use cycle analysis to predict
changes in financial markets, although not
always with the accuracy found in nature.
Cycles  more info

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Demand
Index
The Demand Index combines price and volume
in such a way that it is often a leading
indicator of price change.
Demand Index  more info

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Detrended Price Oscillator
The Detrended Price Oscillator ("DPO")
attempts to eliminate the trend in prices.
Detrended prices allow you to more easily
identify cycles and overbought/oversold
levels.
Detrended Price Oscillator  more
info

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Directional Movement
The Directional Movement System helps
determine if a security is "trending".
Directional Movement  more info

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Dow
Theory
The Dow Theory is the common ancestor to
most principles of modern technical
analysis.
Dow Theory  more info

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Ease of
Movement
The Ease of Movement indicator shows the
relationship between volume and price
change. As with Equivolume charting, this
indicator shows how much volume is required
to move prices.
Ease of Movement  more info

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Efficient Market Theory
The Efficient Market Theory says that
security prices correctly and almost
immediately reflect all information and
expectations.
Efficient Market Theory  more
info

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Elliott
Wave Theory
Elliott concluded that the movement of the
stock market could be predicted by observing
and identifying a repetitive pattern of
waves.
Elliott Wave Theory  more info

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Envelopes (Trading Bands)
An envelope is comprised of two moving
averages. One moving average is shifted
upward and the second moving average is
shifted downward.
Envelopes (Trading Bands)  more
info

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Equivolume/Candlevolume
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Equivolume displays prices in a manner that
emphasizes the relationship between price
and volume.
Equivolume/Candlevolume  more
info
See the S&P 500 Index daily charts for an
example of this charting method (Click
on Chart 4 showing volume related
indicators).

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Fibonacci Studies
Fibonacci numbers are a sequence of numbers
in which each successive number is the sum
of the two previous numbers.
Fibonacci Studies  more info

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Four
Percent Model
The Four Percent Model is a trend following
tool designed to keep you in the market
during major up moves and out (or short)
during major down moves.
Four Percent Model  more info

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Fourier
Transform
Fourier Transforms are used in technical
analysis to detect cyclical patterns within
prices.
Fourier Transform  more info

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Fundamental Analysis
Fundamental analysis is the study of
economic, industry, and company conditions
in an effort to determine the value of a
company's stock.
Fundamental Analysis  more info

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Gann
Angles
W.D.Gann believed that specific geometric
patterns and angles had unique
characteristics that could be used to
predict price action.
Gann Angles  more info

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Herrick
Payoff Index
The Herrick Payoff Index is designed to show
the amount of money flowing into or out of a
futures contract.
Herrick Payoff Index  more info

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Interest
Rates
Interest rates play a key role in the
general business cycle and the financial
markets.
Interest Rates  more info

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Kagi
Kagi charts display a series of connecting
vertical lines where the thickness and
direction of the lines are dependent on the
price action. The charts ignore the passage
of time.
Kagi  more info

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Large
Block Ratio
This market sentiment indicator shows the
relationship between large block trades,
which are trades of more than 10,000 shares,
and the total volume on the New York Stock
Exchange.
Large Block Ratio  more info

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Linear
Regression Lines
Linear regression is a statistical tool
commonly used to determine when prices are
overextended.
Linear Regression Lines  more
info

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MACD
The MACD ("Moving Average
Convergence/Divergence") is a trend
following momentum indicator that shows the
relationship between two moving averages of
prices.
MACD  more info

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Mass
Index
The Mass Index was designed to identify
trend reversals by measuring the narrowing
and widening of the range between the high
and low prices.
Mass Index  more info

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Median
Price
The Median Price indicator is simply the
midpoint of each day's price.
Median Price  more info

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Member
Short Ratio
The Member Short Ratio ("MSR") is a market
sentiment indicator that measures the short
selling activity of members of the New York
Stock Exchange.
Member Short Ratio  more info

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Momentum
The Momentum indicator measures the amount
that a security's price has changed over a
given time span.
Momentum  more info

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Money
Flow Index
The Money Flow Index ("MFI") is a momentum
indicator that measures the strength of
money flowing in and out of a security.
Money Flow Index  more info

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Moving
Averages
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A Moving Average is an indicator that shows
the average value of a security's price over
a period of time.
Moving Averages  more info

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Negative
Volume Index
The Negative Volume Index ("NVI") focuses on
days where the volume decreases from the
previous day. The premise being that the
"smart money" takes positions on days when
volume decreases.
Negative Volume Index  more info

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Odd Lot
Balance Index
The Odd Lot Balance Index ("OLBI") is a
market sentiment indicator that shows the
ratio of odd lot sales to purchases (an "odd
lot" is a stock transaction of less than 100
shares).
Odd Lot Balance Index  more info

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Odd Lot
Purchases/Sales
The number of shares (in thousands)
purchased or sold in odd lots.
Odd Lot Purchases/Sales  more
info

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Odd Lot
Short Ratio
The Odd Lot Short Ratio ("OLSR") is a market
sentiment indicator that displays the daily
ratio of odd lot short sales compared to odd
lot buy/sell transactions.
Odd Lot Short Ratio  more info

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On
Balance Volume
On Balance Volume ("OBV") is a momentum
indicator that relates volume to price
change.
On Balance Volume  more info

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Open
Interest
Open Interest is the number of open
contracts of a given future or option
contract.
Open Interest  more info

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Option
Analysis
The BlackScholes model helps determine the
fair market value of an option based on the
security's price and volatility, time until
expiration, and the current market interest
rate.
Option Analysis  more info

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Parabolic SAR
The Parabolic Time/Price System, developed
by Welles Wilder, is used to set trailing
price stops and is usually referred to as
the "SAR" (stopandreversal).
Parabolic SAR  more info

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Patterns
Although no two markets are identical, their
price patterns are often very similar.
Predictable price behavior often follows
these price patterns.
Patterns  more info

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Percent
Retracement
The amount that prices retreat following a
higherhigh can be measured using a
technique referred to as "percent
retracement".
Percent Retracement  more info

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Performance
The Performance indicator displays a
security's price performance as a
percentage. This is sometimes called a
"normalized" chart.
Performance  more info

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Point &
Figure
Point & Figure ("P&F") charts differ from
traditional price charts in that they
completely disregard the passage of time and
only display changes in prices.
Point & Figure  more info

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Price
and Volume Trend
The Price and Volume Trend ("PVT") is
similar to On Balance Volume ("OBV,") in
that it is a cumulative total of volume that
is adjusted depending on changes in closing
prices.
Price and Volume Trend  more
info

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Price
Oscillator
The Price Oscillator displays the difference
between two moving averages of a securitys
price.
Price Oscillator  more info

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Price
RateofChange
The Price RateofChange ("ROC") indicator
displays the difference between the current
price and the price xtime periods ago.
Price RateofChange  more info

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Public
Short Ratio
The Public Short Ratio ("PSR") shows the
relationship between the number of public
short sales and the total number of short
sales.
Public Short Ratio  more info

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Quadrant
Lines
Quadrant Lines are a series of horizontal
lines that divide the highest and lowest
values (usually prices) into four equal
sections.
Quadrant Lines  more info

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Relative
Strength, Comparative
Comparative Relative Strength compares two
securities to show how the securities are
performing relative to each other.
Relative Strength, Comparative 
more info

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Relative
Strength Index
The name "Relative Strength Index" is
slightly misleading as the RSI does not
compare the relative strength of two
securities, but rather the internal strength
of a single security.
Relative Strength Index  more
info

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Renko
Renko charts are similar to Three Line Break
charts except that in a Renko chart, a line
(or "brick" as they're called) is drawn in
the direction of the prior move only if
prices move by a minimum amount.
Renko  more info

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Speed
Resistance Lines
Speed Resistance Lines ("SRL"), sometimes
called 1/32/3 lines, are a series of
trendlines that divide a price move into
three equal sections.
Speed Resistance Lines  more
info

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Spreads
Spreads show the difference in price between
two securities. Spreads are normally
calculated using options.
Spreads  more info

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Standard
Deviation
Standard Deviation is a statistical measure
of volatility. Standard Deviation is
typically used as a component of other
indicators, rather than as a standalone
indicator.
Standard Deviation  more info

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Stochastic Oscillator
The Stochastic Oscillator compares where a
security's price closed relative to its
price range over a given time period.
Stochastic Oscillator  more info

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Swing
Index
The Swing Index seeks to isolate the "real"
price of a security by comparing the
relationships between the current prices
(i.e., open, high, low, and close) and the
previous period's prices.
Swing Index  more info

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Three
Link Break
Three Line Break charts display a series of
vertical boxes ("lines") that are based on
changes in prices.
Three Link Break  more info

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Time
Series Forecast
The Time Series Forecast indicator displays
the statistical trend of a security's price
over a specified time period. The trend is
based on linear regression analysis.
Time Series Forecast  more info

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Tirone
Levels
Tirone Levels are a series of horizontal
lines that identify support and resistance
levels.
Tirone Levels  more info

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Total
Short Ratio
The Total Short Ratio ("TSR") shows the
percentage of short sales to the total
volume on the New York Stock Exchange.
Total Short Ratio  more info

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Trade
Volume Index
The Trade Volume Index ("TVI") shows whether
a security is being accumulated (purchased)
or distributed (sold).
Trade Volume Index  more info

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Trendlines
A trendline is a sloping line that is drawn
between two or more prominent points on a
chart.
Trendlines  more info

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TRIX
TRIX is a momentum indicator that displays
the percent rateofchange of a triple
exponentially smoothed moving average of the
security's closing price.
TRIX  more info

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Typical
Price
The Typical Price indicator is simply an
average of each day's price. The Median
Price and Weighted Close are similar
indicators.
Typical Price  more info

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Ultimate
Oscillator
The Ultimate Oscillator uses weighted sums
of three oscillators, each of which uses a
different time period.
Ultimate Oscillator  more info

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Vertical
Horizontal Filter
The Vertical Horizontal Filter ("VHF")
determines whether prices are in a trending
phase or a congestion phase
Vertical Horizontal Filter  more
info

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Volatility, Chaikin's
Chaikin's Volatility indicator compares the
spread between a security's high and low
prices. It quantifies volatility as a
widening of the range between the high and
the low price.
Volatility, Chaikin's  more info

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Volume
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Volume is simply the number of shares (or
contracts) traded during a specified time
frame (e.g., hour, day, week, month, etc).
Volume  more info

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Volume
Oscillator
The Volume Oscillator displays the
difference between two moving averages of a
security's volume.
Volume Oscillator  more info

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Volume
RateofChange
The Volume RateofChange ("ROC") is
calculated identically to the Price ROC,
except it displays the ROC of the security's
volume, rather than of its closing price.
Volume RateofChange  more info

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Weighted
Close
The Weighted Close indicator is simply an
average of each day's price. It gets its
name from the fact that extra weight is
given to the closing price.
Weighted Close  more info

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Williams' Accumulation/Distribution
Accumulation is a term used to describe a
market controlled by buyers; whereas
distribution is defined by a market
controlled by sellers.
Williams' Accumulation/Distribution
 more info

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Williams' %R
Williams %R (pronounced "percent R") is a
momentum indicator that measures
overbought/oversold levels.
Williams' %R  more info

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Zig Zag
The Zig Zag indicator filters out changes in
an underlying plot (e.g., a security's price
or another indicator) that are less than a
specified amount. The Zig Zag indicator only
shows significant changes.
Zig Zag  more
info
