Archive | October, 2010

Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD)

30. October 2010

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History Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD) was originally constructed by Gerald Appel an analyst in New York. Originally designed for analysis of stock trends, it is now widely used in many markets. MACD is constructed by making an average of the difference between two moving averages. The difference of the original two moving averages and the [...]

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Pivot Points

30. October 2010

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Pivot Points

Those of you who have been trading for a while will be familiar with Pivot Points. During this lesson I want to go over how to find a Pivot Point and also a slightly different method of using them. First lets look at how you calculate a Pivot Point. Using a bar chart you will [...]

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Trading System

30. October 2010

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Trading System

Now you have decided that you are going to trade a particular security and you need to find a way of entering and exiting the market. So, how do you approach it, do you just jump in with a gut feeling or do you use some kind of system to help you make the decision. [...]

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Being A Technical Analyst

30. October 2010

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Being A Technical Analyst

One of the main ways traders approach the market is that of technical analysis. A technical analyst doesn’t look at income statements, balance sheets, company policies, or anything fundamental about the company. The technician looks at the actual history of trading and price of a security or index. This is usually done in the form [...]

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Types of Orders

30. October 2010

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Types of Orders

Placing orders correctly is probably one of the most important aspects of trading. It is vital that you understand and use the correct order when you trade. Market Order This simply tells your broker to buy or sell at the current market price. This is preferable in fast market conditions or when you want to [...]

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