Archives: Technical Strategies

Sector Rotation Research Published

April 17, 2012 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Sector Rotation, Technical Strategies.

You might want to check out my latest research on sector rotation: Fidelity Investments commissioned me for the Viewpoint article and it turned out quite good in terms of decent return with limited overhead and risk. Even better, after the article was published, I improved on the strategies to get higher performance and more • Read More »

Stop Losses and Profit Targets for Dip Buyers

March 16, 2012 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Exit Strategies, Strategy Development.

With the market lurching up in fits and starts, you may be wondering when to take your money off the table. This article investigates exits in detail to help you decide on a good strategy for you. It covers Stop Losses Trailing Stops Profit Targets Scaling Out

Trend-Following Indicator Back-Tests

March 6, 2012 | By jackieannpatterson | 2 Comments | Filed in: Technical Strategies.

Have a look at my research on trend-following indicators in which I systematically analyzed 10 ways to ride the trend in US stocks. The back-testing was done with Wealth-Lab Pro(R) for Fidelity Investments. The stocks considered were the S&P500 components. The 10 indicators tested were: Average Directional Movement Index (ADX) Commodity Channel Index (CCI) Channel • Read More »

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TradeStation Webinar and Update

September 16, 2011 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: MACD, Technical Strategies.

Several people asked for the archive for my recent TradeStation webinar. You can find it here: Of course we have a new set of MACD Divergences now. To stay current, you can sign up for the full list of MACD divergences and MACD Histogram divergences daily on US stocks, ETFs and futures at • Read More »

Watching the QQQs

September 1, 2011 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Technical Strategies.

Watching the QQQ gave important clues to the market this summer.  Negative MACD Divergences on the weekly chart (top) of the QQQ showed up just before the big drop in August.   As I write, QQQ is running into overhead resistance from the old up trend line drawn on the weekly chart (top).  On the daily • Read More »

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Trends and Reversals in Trading

June 3, 2011 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Technical Strategies.

Back in Feb 2011 at the Traders Expo New York, I recorded this interview about Trends and Reversals.  Since that time, I’ve researched several additional ways to check out the strength of the trend, otherwise known as market internals.    I’ll be talking about them in depth in a presentation at the Traders Expo Dallas on • Read More »

MACD Back-Tests for Fidelity Investments

April 29, 2011 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: MACD.

You can read the results of my recent back-tests of MACD for Fidelity Investments in this article: . For more information see


Commodity Negative Divergences, My Sched D, and You

April 16, 2011 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: MACD.

Without getting too personal… I just sent off my taxes — yes, I had to write a couple checks — but the good news is that my schedule D was much EASIER to fill out than previous years. Before I’ve struggled to compile huge lists of trades across mulitple accounts. If you actively trade, you • Read More »

Technical Analysis of SPY

September 13, 2010 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Technical Strategies.

The premise of technical analysis is that the price carries information about a market’s future potential as well as its past. Since price is numerical, we can use mathematics to aid our analysis. For example, a moving average of price smooths its fluctuations and allows us to focus on the overall trend. Today the S&P500 • Read More »