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: https://www.fidelity.com/learning-center/technical-analysis/measuring-the-macd . For more information see http://www.truthaboutmacd.com

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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 »

Traders Expo in New York City

February 25, 2011 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Classes.

The Traders Expo exhibit hall consumed two floors of the Marriot at Times Square and drew a large crowd. People were generally upbeat and eager to learn. My main goals, besides presenting, were to connect with the key software vendors.  Here’s my notes: Fidelity Wealth Lab — Fidelity always has a big presence and this • 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 »

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ETF and Stock Index Analysis at SF MoneyShow – Webcast

August 14, 2010 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Classes.

  Who Is Driving the CTIUS: Accelerator or Brakes? Thursday, August 19 Gain insight into where CTIUS, the Cleantech Index™, is going via a live technical analysis of its component stocks. In this session, we identify the key movers out of the 78 stocks in the index, and examine each of the strong leaders and • Read More »

Managing Your Exits

August 6, 2010 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Exit Strategies.

Click Here to Watch the Video on Managing Your Exits Karen Gibbs (K):    Is it different for investors versus traders? Jackie Ann Patterson (J):  Yes, I really think it is.  I think that the time frame, the mindset that you start out with has a big effect on the type of exit strategy that you’d like to • Read More »

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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Telechart for Forward-Testing Trading Strategies

July 9, 2010 | By jackieannpatterson | 1 Comment | Filed in: Backtesting Set Up, Outside Products Reviewed.

Last week I wrote an article about a situation that often stymies traders who are serious about learning a discretionary strategy.   During forward-testing, many tools inadvertantly give clues as to what the next bar will do, rendering the effort useless. One tool, however, presents a clean view of the chart at all times.   That tool • Read More »

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