In part 18 we looked at alternative concepts in technical analysis. In part 19 we turn our attention to the world of Japanese charting. In fact, this and the next three parts (Renko, Kagi and Line Break) will all focus on the Eastern approach to technical analysis. We start with Heikin Ashi – an often forgotten and very effective way to use Japanese candlestick charts. Understanding this ancient method of candlestick charting can certainly reap dividends for your trading! [Read more…]
In Part 9, we dug into the world of price patterns. This week, in Part 10 of our blog series, we explore a common method used in the world of maths and finance to find trends in data; that of moving averages. The moving average is a highly effective, multi-purpose tool that can enhance your technical analytical abilities.
Last week in Part 6, we looked at Equivolume. This week, we look at one of the more established and quite straight forward technical analytical approaches to gauging the sentiment of any given stock market: Market Breadth.
What is market breadth?
Market breadth is all about upward, downward and sideways movement and range, principally applied to stocks and their stock markets, to gain an understanding of whether the overall market is bullish, bearish or flat. The concept of market breadth is used to measure the ‘health’ of any given stock market. [Read more…]
It’s hard to find anything to get excited about at the moment, that’s not based around the same old stories: US elections, Brexit & China.
One of the more interesting stories that may influence the UK financial sector stocks over the next few weeks, is the British Banker’s Association warning that banks may relocate outside of the UK. It’s possibly just more scare mongering – we’ll see! [Read more…]
In terms of Technical Analysis applications, Renko Charts at first glance could appear to be as ‘way out’ as it gets – the work of some Technical Analysis boffin with too much time on their hands! In fact, Renko charts aren’t some new tool created by the technological revolution, but have their roots firmly embedded in eighteenth century Japan. They were originally applied to trade Rice and formed the building blocks for a robust trading strategy.
What are Renko charts?
These charts were named from the Japanese word for bricks, “Renga”. This type of chart completely ignores time and focuses solely on price changes that meet a minimum requirement. Renko charts use price “bricks” that represent a fixed price move. They move up or down in 45 degree lines with one brick per vertical column. Because of this unique approach to charting, it creates some great analytical applications for trading.