Bump and Run Reversal

Bump and Run Reversal

Bump and Run Reversal Chart Pattern As the name implies, the Bump and Run Reversal (BARR) is a reversal pattern that forms after excessive speculation drives prices up too far, too fast. Developed by Thomas Bulkowski, the pattern was introduced in the June-97 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities and also included in his recently published book, the Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns. The pattern was originally named the Bump and Run Formation, or BARF. Bulkowski decided that Wall Street was not ready for such an acronym and changed…

Chart Patterns (2) – The Double Top Reversal

Chart Patterns (2) – The Double Top Reversal

The Double Top Reversal Pattern The Double Top Reversal is a bearish reversal pattern typically found on bar charts, line charts and candlestick charts. As its name implies, the pattern is made up of two consecutive peaks that are roughly equal, with a moderate trough in-between. Note that a Double Top Reversal on a bar or line chart is completely different from Double Top Breakout on a P&F chart. Namely, Double Top Breakouts on P&F charts are bullish patterns that mark an upside resistance breakout. Although there can be variations, the classic…

Chart Patterns (1)

Chart Patterns (1)

Introduction to Chart Patterns There are hundreds of thousands of market participants buying and selling securities for a wide variety of reasons: hope of gain, fear of loss, tax consequences, short-covering, hedging, stop-loss triggers, price target triggers, fundamental analysis, technical analysis, broker recommendations and a few dozen more. Trying to figure out why participants are buying and selling can be a daunting process. Chart patterns put all buying and selling into perspective by consolidating the forces of supply and demand into a concise picture. As a complete pictorial record of…

CCI Correction

CCI Correction

Introduction – what is the CCI? Developed by Donald Lambert, the Commodity Channel Index (CCI) is a momentum oscillator that can be used to identify a new trend or warn of extreme conditions. This strategy uses weekly CCI to dictate the trading bias when it surges above +100 or plunges below -100, which are key levels noted by Lambert. Once the trading bias is set, daily CCI is used to generate trading signals when it reaches its extremes. Strategy Lambert’s trading guidelines for the Commodity Channel Index focused on movements…

Trading Charts: Periods

Trading Charts: Periods

TRADING CHARTS: COMMON CHARTING PERIODS There are four types of trading charts commonly used by investors: Monthly Charts Weekly Charts Daily Charts Intraday Charts The different chart types illustrate a few ways price movement is expressed over a period of time. Now we will reverse that and examine price movement over different periods of time. You will notice that your view of a particular market can change drastically only by switching to a different time horizon. Monthly Charts These are trading charts that illustrate the movement of price over a…

The Law of Demand

The Law of Demand

The law of demand and it’s application The law of demand and it’s application to fundamental analysis of commodities rests upon an understanding of consumer behavior. The factors which characterize consumer choice and how the market place reflects individual consumer responses are key components of this economic theory. Understanding what factors have affected demand in the past will help to develop expectations about demand in the future and its impact on market price. Demand for a particular product or service represents how much people are willing to purchase at various prices….

Gaps and Gap Analysis

Gaps and Gap Analysis

What are gaps and what do they mean? Have you ever wondered what causes gaps in price charts and what they mean? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Just in case, a gap is an area on a price chart in which there were no trades. Normally this occurs between the close of the market on one day and the next day’s open. Lot’s of things can cause this, such as an earnings report coming out after the stock market has closed for the day. If the earnings were…

Professional Forex Trading Strategies

Professional Forex Trading Strategies

Nial Fuller’s Professional Forex Trading Strategies About Nial Fuller: I’ve been trading the markets for over 10 years now, and I have learned every lesson you can imagine along the way. Perhaps the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that ‘simple is better’. This is the main point I try to convey to my students and it’s why I don’t use a ton of indicators or messy trading systems. My primary mission after becoming a successful trader has been to help other traders “see the light” of simple price action trading….

You Bought the High

You Bought the High

Oops, You Bought the High I have seen and heard this many times from new traders. They buy right at or near the high of the day or sell at or near the low of the day and they can’t believe it. Either their emotions or trading strategy had them entering the market at the worst possible price, which is obviously not ideal. The focus of this piece is to understand why this happens and how we can correct that and also profit from it. As I mentioned above, there…

Bear Speculation

Bear Speculation

Short-Term Trading Idea FX USD/SEK – Bear Speculation: Return To Trend Line Trading opportunities for currency pair: after the Brexit, the USD/SEK switched into a correctional phase. I reckon that it will continue until August and the rate will not surpass the 8.7451 maximum. On the road to the trend line (8.1097) the sellers meet two interim levels: 8.3191 and 8.2186. Any fall will be cancelled by a close of the daily candle above 8.5510. Above here we can place a protective stop. Background In March I thought the dollar would…