Archives: SPY

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 »


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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MACD Divergences on SPY Since 2001

September 17, 2009 | By JackieAnnPatterson | 5 Comments | Filed in: MACD, Technical Strategies.

People at the MoneyShow and elsewhere ask me, “why MACD?” The short answer is that seeing how MACD Divergences pointed out some very good times to buy stocks and ETFs motivated me to want to use MACD.  So I learned the basics, made some good trades and a little money.   It wasn’t all roses however and taking • Read More »

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