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Technical Analysis

Technical analysis is a broad name given to the study of a company via its trading activity (versus fundamental analysis, which studies the balance sheet etc.) of a company. Over the years, mathematicians and traders have used the pricing activity of stocks to derive formulas that assist in determining the underlying intentions of the trading/investing participants. Here we discuss numerous popular technical indicators successful traders use in conjunction with chart patterns and candlestick patterns.

Market Internal Indicators
Advance/Decline Line
Arms Index (TRIN)
Bullish Percent Index
McClellan Oscillator
McClellan Summation Index
New Highs/New Lows
Put/Call Ratio
VIX and VXO



Overlay Indicators
Bollinger Bands
Donchian Channels
Exponential Moving Average
Keltner Channels
Linear Regression
Parabolic SAR
Price by Volume
Simple Moving Average
Chart Indicators
Accumulation/Distribution Line
ADX (Wilder's DMI)
Average True Range (ATR)
Chaikin Money Flow (CMF)
Chaikin Oscillator
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
Comparative Relative Strength
MACD
MACD Histogram
Momentum
On Balance Volume (OBV)
Price Oscillator (PPO)
Rate of Change (ROC)
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Stochastic Oscillator
Volume
Volume Oscillator (PVO)
Williams %R


Recommended Reading


Technical Analysis from A to Z
by Steven B. Achelis

Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets
by John J. Murphy