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Mar 6, 2011 - 2:32am

If I had to pick one, it would be ADX-DMI.

Extremely versatile.

YoungHedge, if you're comfortable with trading patters, do check out Japanese candlestick methods.

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Mar 6, 2011 - 5:17am

Volume and price, the only two that have any significance in my opinion...

Sometimes I would add stochastic and bollinger bands too. And fibonaccis if someone was looking at my screen, or wanted to make impression for somebody who knows nothing about technical analysis. Never got into the other ones though.

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Mar 6, 2011 - 9:00am

obviously the 10 - 50 - 300 EMA is important to look at.

Remember though, fundamental analysis tells you what to buy and technical analysis tells you when.

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Mar 7, 2011 - 1:52pm
roar19:
obviously the 10 - 50 - 300 EMA is important to look at.

I'd hate to use an EMA/ SMA > 100.

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Mar 7, 2011 - 9:09am

ADX - DMI, Bollinger Bands, EMA's, etc.

Any of you do anything with P&F Charting? That might be a question for its own thread.

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Mar 7, 2011 - 12:46pm
happypantsmcgee:
ADX - DMI, Bollinger Bands, EMA's, etc.

Wow, for the most part, I use the exact set-up (with an added MACD crossover alert and Stochastics).

Never really looked into Point and Figure charting.

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Mar 7, 2011 - 7:55pm

Price Action

volume

20/50/200 day moving averages (I also pay attention to their slopes)

Occasionally If i am trying to find a level to play off I will use Fibonacci's but in general I find them way too vague.

To those that think they are hocus pocus, while the idea to academics is ridiculous the truth is that too many people use levels and because so many people are playing off them it it makes them work. Self fullfiling prophecy.

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Oct 10, 2015 - 1:36pm

Technical Indicators used in Long Term Investing? (Originally Posted: 05/26/2013)

Are there any types of long term technical analysis indicators you guys use in conjunction with long term value investing approach? Moving averages, volume, relative strength, etc.?

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Mar 7, 2011 - 9:00pm
trade4size:
Price Action

This. Every single technical indicator out there is derived from price action.

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Oct 10, 2015 - 1:37pm

bump

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Oct 10, 2015 - 1:38pm

I use RSI, stochastics, and boilinger bands to gauge when the price is attractive. To all their own, but I usually get into my postions at a 1-3% discount to the stock's price in about a week.

Now there are other things to take into account like a 50-SMA and 200-SMA crossings, and media coverage, volume levels, but I find the boilinger bands to be most useful.

Take $BITA for example from last week, looking on a chart when it was trading at $32 and change, right on the lower band, next day shoots up 8%. This company is a lot more volatile as it is a huge growth stock, but in the case of technical analysis, the charts were right.

Oct 10, 2015 - 1:40pm

When applying TA on a longer time frame you might want to stick with the basics:
1- Volume profiles
2- Moving averages
3- Support & resistance

Mar 9, 2011 - 9:01am

Bolinger Band 20,20, MACD & Stochastic

Cross, Hook, Cover than Jab
Jul 6, 2013 - 6:44pm
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