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How to use a moving average

By |April 8th, 2016|

You may have heard about a golden cross or a death cross. It is nothing more than a fast moving average crossing above the slower one and vice versa.

Mainstream business media will mention it and it always sounds mystical. As if there’s some magic to it.

There’s not.

And I never pay attention to it.

Moving average is […]

Mean reversion is behind 5 best stocks this year

By |April 6th, 2016|

As of April 5th top 5 best performing S&P500 stocks YTD are:

Newmont Mining ( NEM ) +51.89%
Urban Outfitters ( URBN ) +41.14%
Michael Kors ( KORS ) +39.54%
Freeport McMoRan ( FCX ) +37.96%
Wynn Resorts ( WYNN ) +32.25%

2 mining, 2 apparel, 1 casino stock.

What do ( did ) they have […]

SPX Price Analysis

By |March 30th, 2016|

As shown above

Market Is Range Bound
and S&P500 is currently entering the sell zone.

 Extended Short Term Up Move within Longer Term Sideways Market

Long Term Trend Still Rolling Over
Measured as the slope of the 200 day simple moving average ( green line ).

But Up Channel Is Still Intact

Lower Highs
Market is making a series of slightly lower highs since […]

Charting ex-dividend days

By |March 29th, 2016|

Got an interesting question from a subscriber today.

Vereit ( VER ) is trading at 8.73, that price is quoted both on stockcharts.com and finviz.com yet charts are different.

Stockcharts displays +0.55%.

Finviz has the same price but down 1.08%.

How can it be? It is due to stock going ex-dividend today.

Dividend is $0.1375 per share.

Stockcharts adjusts the chart […]

Price channels and how to trade them

By |March 24th, 2016|

What you see above is S&P500 daily chart with 2 parallel blue lines ( a channel ) and RSI momentum oscillator above.

Channel can be drawn after we have 3 points in. In this case we would have drawn a trendline between points 2 and 3 and than make a parallel line through the point 1.

That makes […]