As investors and traders, we are always looking for the edge in direction, momentum, or price movement. In comes the directional movement index, which is an indicator that helps predict price strength as well as direction.
The evening star candlestick patter is a pattern that technical traders and investors recognize as a potential bearish reversal. As with all patterns, they are not one hundred percent certain, but rather give you the investor an opprotunity to be alert for the potential move.
When trading in the markets or investing, it is important to understand where the market is at in that point of time and the Williams R Percentage can help with that. The equations for this is taking the highest high and subtracting the closing price. Then, divide that by the highest high and lowest low, multiplied by negative one hundred.
Price floor movement is an event that may not affect too many of you but it is important to know. Not in a too distant past, a country removed their price floor so to speak on their currency, causing people to lose unimaginable amounts of money.
There are many different trading patterns out there and it is important to find the one that fits you. Matching low is a wonderful pattern to use if you are searching for a potential bottom in the market.
When looking for a stalled pattern in the chart, you can be looking during a bull market or a bear market, and the pattern is typically set up after a run over several days.
The three line strike candle pattern is interesting in that it may not look like something you would keep an eye out for. The pattern in a bull market is three consecutive bull candles followed with a fourth bear candle that wipes out the gains of the three bull candles. The same if for the bearish candles except the fourth candle will be bullish.
Breakaway investing and trading is when there is a signal that could be indicating a short term trend reversal. There are different types of breakaways, but one of the most seen is the gap up or the gap down, indicating the market is moving quickly and depending on volume, with momentum.
When looking at a potential investment, it is important to weigh as many important factors as you can. From cash flow, to revenue, all the way to probability of a bankruptcy, these are important data points that can factor into your decision making.
When looking at the future, forecasting is an important element to investing and one that is difficult to hone the skills for. With a time series forecast, this is allowing you to see data in a quantifiable way and present it.
When you evaluate a position for a portfolio, you always look at the risk and try to measure it. With market risk adjusted performance, this is taking the market risk and quantifying it. Understanding market risk is important because each market will have different risk levels and variables.
Skewness is a term that is typically found in statistics, and statistics is used in standard deviation and other investing and trading setups. Skewness is taking a point on a data set and seeing how far is varies from the normal distribution within that data set. If you look at chart, it can skew left or right of the normal distribution area.
Price to Book is a widely used ratio and is used to compare market value to book value, giving you a ratio that can be compared against others in the industry. Learning the different ratios that look at the fundamental health of a company is key, because they are used in various reports.
Market facilitation index or MFI for short, helps people in finding the price movements of the market. Learning how price and volume move together can certainly help to give you an edge in your current trading and investing setup.
Earnings per share or EPS is taking the company’s net income, subtracting dividends, and dividing that by how many shares are outstanding. EPS is used as a measuring tool to value a stock and compare it against others in the industry.
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