Technical Analysis

Technical analysis is the art and science of interpreting the supply and demand in the market for an asset, whether a stock, commodity or currency. Technical analysis helps you understand stock trends, charts, direction, and risk-reward.

Why Traders Should Avoid Using Bull Pennant Chart Patterns

Traders must be cautious when using bull pennant chart patterns. Published research reveals a low success rate of 54% and a meager price increase of 7%.

Optimal Tick Chart Settings, Strategies & TradingView Examples

Tick charts are uniquely constructed by plotting price movement after a certain number of transactions occur. Unlike traditional time-based OHLC or candlestick charts representing price action over a set period, tick charts update after a predefined trading volume is reached.

How to Trade a Falling Wedge’s 74% Chance of a 38%...

A falling wedge is a technical analysis pattern with a predictive accuracy of 74%. The pattern can break out up or down but is primarily considered bullish, rising 68% of the time.

How to Trade a Triple Bottom Pattern’s 87% Success Rate

Decades of trading research show the triple-bottom pattern has an 87% success rate in bull markets and an average profit potential of +45%. The triple bottom chart pattern is popular because it is reliable and accurate and generates a good average profit for traders.

How to Trade an Ascending Triangle Pattern’s 83% Success Rate!

According to two decades of trading research, the ascending triangle pattern has an outstanding 83% success rate with an average potential profit of +43%. It's a well-known, reliable, accurate pattern that can generate good profits.

How to Trade the McClellan Oscillator Effectively

The McClellan Oscillator is a technical analysis tool designed to assess the market breadth of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It is renowned for its effectiveness in revealing the underlying strength or weakness of the market by comparing the number of advancing to declining stocks.

Elliott Wave Theory: Usage, Rules & Reliability Tested

Elliott Wave Theory is a scientifically unproven technical analysis indicator used to attempt to predict price movements in financial markets. I highly recommend avoiding this indicator.

KDJ Indicator Explained: Best Settings & Strategy Tested

The KDJ is a stochastic oscillating technical analysis indicator that helps traders predict price reversals. According to our research, the KDJ has a 63% success rate if configured correctly.

Weighted Moving Average (WMA) Explained & Reliability Tested

Our research reveals the WMA underperforms other moving averages with only a 7% win rate on a standard OHLC chart. However, using it on Heikin Ashi charts produces excellent results.

How to Trade Pivot Points in Stocks Based on 66,480 Trades

Traders utilize pivot point indicators to predict when stock prices will reverse direction. But does it work? I tested 66,480 trades on 210 years of data, and the results are surprising.

OBV Indicator: Best Settings & Trading Strategy Explained

On-balance volume (OBV) is a cumulative indicator in technical analysis designed to show the volume flow relative to a security's price movements. The OBV reflects the collective buying and selling pressure crystallized through the volume trend.

Bearish Engulfing Candles Explained & Reliability Tested

Our research shows the Bearish Engulfing candle is an accurate and profitable pattern. Our 568 years of data reveals a 57% success rate and an average win of 3.7%.

Are Bullish Harami Candles Profitable? We Test It?

Our research shows Bullish Harami and Bullish Harami Cross are profitable patterns. Based on 1,112 years of data, the bullish Harami has an average profit per trade of 0.5% and the Harami Cross 0.58%.

RSI Indicator Explained: Best Settings & Strategy Tested

The Relative Strength Index (RSI) is an oscillating momentum indicator that measures the speed and change of stock price movements. RSI uses a scale from 0 to 100 to indicate overbought or oversold conditions.

Does Ichimoku Cloud Work? Success Rates & Settings Tested

Ichimoku Cloud, or "Ichimoku Kinko Hyo", is a moving average based chart indicator that visualizes the market's direction, momentum, and support/resistance levels.

ADX Indicator Best Settings & Trading Strategy Tested

According to our in-depth testing, an ADX(DMI + 14) setting crossing above 20 is a profitable buy signal, and crossing below 20 is a reliable sell signal. These settings resulted in an ADX 28% outperformance versus the S&P 500 stocks.

We Test Bullish & Bearish Marubozu Candles for Reliability

Our research shows Bearish Marubozu candles are among the most profitable patterns. Based on 568 years of data, it has a 56.1% success rate and an average win of 4.1%. Conversely, the Bullish Marubozu is one of the worst.

Dragonfly Doji Explained: Is it Reliable? I Test It!

The Dragonfly Doji is a candlestick chart pattern that indicates an equilibrium between buyers and sellers after a day of trading volatility. Our 1,703 test trades prove it can be profitable under the right circumstances, but the margins are thin.

We Test the Inverted Hammer Candle Pattern! Is It Worth It?

Our research shows the Inverted Hammer is the most accurate and profitable candlestick pattern. Used as a bullish signal, it has a 60% success rate and an average win of 4.2%, based on 588 years of data.

Hammer Candlesticks Patterns Explained & Reliability Tested

According to 2,219 tested trades, a Hammer is extremely unreliable and unprofitable. It has a low % accuracy rate of 52.1%, resulting in a razor-thin 0.18% profit per trade.

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