Archives: MACD

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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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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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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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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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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