Mar 09

Depending on the time frame you’re trading in, normal candle stick charts can be a bit confusing.  Does the market trend or not?  If you need a tool to discern trends more clearly, why not give Heiken-Ashi charts a spin? Continue reading »

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Feb 12


Coppock Indicator, your ticket to long term trend detection

Back in the Sixties (yeah, those in the previous century), E. Coppock published his Coppock Indicator in Barron’s Magazine, which is based on smoothing the sum of two ‘rate of changes‘, which in fact makes the Coppock Indicator a momentum oscillator. Continue reading »

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Jan 20

In his book ‘New Concepts In Technical Trading Systems‘ J. Welles Wilder Jr. introduced RSI - the Relative Strength Index.

RSI - together with MACD - must be one of the most popular and most widely used technical indicators of all times.  RSI tries to gauge market strength or weakness relative to the most previous price action history. Continue reading »

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Oct 17

MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence) is a technical indicator that was developed by Gerald Appel, a New York based analyst, in the late 1970s. He developed MACD to analyse stock trends, but it has found widespread use in other markets as well. Continue reading »

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Jan 03

…at least so if you know what to do with it.

Recently I was again looking for a Forex broker to handle my currency trading activities. Checking quite a number of Forex trading forums (or is it fori..?) I noticed that when evaluating Forex Brokers, quite a few statements contained negative comments about this or that Forex broker widening up the spreads in certain market conditions. Is this a bad thing, then? Continue reading »

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