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…

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….

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…

Forex Charting for Beginners

Forex Charting for Beginners

Introduction to Forex Charting This part of the course is going to give you a brief overview of the three primary types of charts that you will run across in your Forex trading journey. The chart type that I use, and that my members use, is candlestick charts, I feel forex candlestick charts do the best job at showing the price dynamics in a market, since their design helps you to visualize the “force”, or lack thereof, that a particular price movement exhibited. So, let’s go over the three main types of…

Trading Software

Trading Software

The Best Technical Analysis Trading Software Most brokerage firms today offer free or premium trading software applications to individual clients when they open a brokerage account. The bundled software applications, offering a wide variety of trade, research, and analysis functions, are used as a prominent sales-pitch to the trader client. They also boast features like in-built technical indicators, fundamental analysis numbers, integrated applications for trade automations, news, and alert features. We will examine some of the most widely used, based on features (not price point): MetaStock Trader: One of the…

Errors When Trading The Inside Bar Pattern

Errors When Trading The Inside Bar Pattern

3 Common Errors When Trading The Inside Bar Pattern The inside bar pattern can be a very powerful price action signal if you understand how to trade it properly. Unfortunately, many traders do not know how to trade it properly and as a result, they end up losing money over and over and become frustrated with inside bars. Like any other price action signal, there are subtleties to trading the inside bar setup and learning these subtle differences between a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ inside bar signal is often the difference…