Archives: Moving Average

Bulls and Bears Fight Over S&P500

July 12, 2010 | By jackieannpatterson | 1 Comment | Filed in: MACD, Moving Average, Technical Strategies.

The stock market is often said to be a fight between the bulls and the bears.   Technical analysis aims to help traders understand market behavior by studying the price action which is akin to the tracks left by the various market animals. In last week’s market action, we can see the bull and the bear squaring • Read More »

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On Knowing When To Sell

May 26, 2010 | By jackieannpatterson | 2 Comments | Filed in: Classes, MACD, Moving Average.

I want to share a couple key ideas with you.  I just answered all the write-in survey questions from the recent MoneyShow and if there was one theme, it was “how to know when to sell?” The truth is that there is no one-size-fits all answer to that question because it depends on your goals and • Read More »

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Moving Averages as WorkHorses

March 17, 2009 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Moving Average, Quotes, Technical Strategies.

Today I want to quote international economist & trader Barbara Rockefeller: Moving Averages are the workhorses of technical analysis.  Just about everybody starts out in technical analysis with moving averages, and some traders never see a need to look into any other technique — that’s how successful moving averages can make your trading. Of course, the • Read More »

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Stock Buy Signals

March 16, 2009 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Moving Average, Objective Trading, Strategy Development, Technical Strategies.

Here is part 2 about stock entry strategy or the buying process.   The previous article talked about stock screening, which is the background investigation to select a pool of candidate stocks to buy when the time is right.   The trigger or market timing signal is the topic of this article.     Why You Need to Time • Read More »

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Stock Screens and Signals

March 13, 2009 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Moving Average, Strategy Development, Technical Strategies.

With a rally coming together over the past week, I want to review two distinct and important elements of the buying process.   Before I jump in, let me say that I don’t claim to know if this is The Time to buy or not.  I do want to give you two steps to consider when • Read More »

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BackTesting Moving Averages

March 9, 2009 | By jackieannpatterson | 7 Comments | Filed in: Backtesting Set Up, Moving Average, Reports, Technical Strategies.

Why Moving Averages As a trader or investor, the only reason to investigate moving averages is to gain knowledge to increase profits. Like many other technical indicators, moving averages are meant to help us objectively tell the market status at any given time. This helps us see through the emotions of the day and make • Read More »

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