Archives: MACD divergence

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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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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SPY: Divergences, Trendline Breaks and More

April 27, 2010 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Classes, MACD.

While the “leaders” of this market have lately been low-priced regional banks rocketing off the bottom, the stocks more typically thought of as leaders don’t seem to have so much fuel.   We seen that in the sheer numbers of stocks found by the MACD divergence detectors — negative divergences outnumbered positive divergences many times over.   This week the NASDAQ:QQQQ and the • Read More »

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Best Stock Yesterday Indicated by a MACD Divergence

April 22, 2010 | By jackieannpatterson | 2 Comments | Filed in: MACD, Technical Strategies.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) dominated the headlines yesterday with good earnings news, giving it a 6% gain on the day.  But do you know what the best stock (biggest gainer) really was?  Regional bank Dearborn Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:DEAR) was actually the top stock on the day with a massive 74% increase.  Today as I write this, DEAR • Read More »

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Exit Strategies and MACD at MoneyShow Las Vegas Workshops

April 9, 2010 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Classes.

Please join me at the Las Vegas Money Show, Tuesday May 11, 2010. You can learn the past performance of key buy/sell strategies in my two sessions:  07:45 AM – 08:30 AM   Exit Strategies for Active Investors Here we focus on SELL strategies including stop losses, profit targets, MACD negative divergences and more.  I’ll present highlights from the • Read More »

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Today’s Analysis – Example Using MACD Div Signals Pages

January 24, 2010 | By JackieAnnPatterson | 3 Comments | Filed in: MACD, Strategy Development.

I’m posting my weekend market analysis today for two reasons:  to illustrate how I use the MACD divergence signals because it looks like something interesting may be afoot Step 1 – Form an overall opinion of the market direction I use several indicators, factors, and experts to form my overall opinion of the markets.   Some methods I’ve • Read More »

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Negative Divergences Abound

November 30, 2009 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: Exit Strategies.

Since its not always easier keeping up with the market over a long holiday weekend, I thought to share my weekly “homework”. Plenty of interesting red flags from my MACD Divergence Detector running on StockFinder®.   It found MACD and MACDH negative divergences on SPY, DIA, ISRG, BIDU to name a few.    Looking at the chart of SPY • Read More »

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MACD Divergence

November 12, 2009 | By jackieannpatterson | No Comments | Filed in: MACD.

MACD Divergence typically means a divergence between the MACD technical indicator and price.   The name MACD divergence is a little confusing and new traders are inevitably unclear about the definition of a MACD divergence or, most importantly, how to recognize one.  Once identified, the next question is how long after the MACD divergence signal does it remain a consideration in the analysis of price action.   • Read More »

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