An easy-to-see, obvious reversal is the Island Reversal. It provides a dramatic reversal in that the enthusiasm that sent a price in a particular direction is countered with the same enthusiasm going the other way. In the example of Orbital Sciences Corp. ORB, Figure 29, the up-trend can be easily seen. At the top, after the buying enthusiasm created a long bullish candle, the
As always, there are exceptions to all rules. The Gapping Plays are those exceptions. As previously discussed, the gap at the top of a trend is the exhaustion gap. The same is said for the gap at the bottom of a trend. The appearance of those gaps is either the last gasp exhilaration (at the top) or the last gasp panic (at the bottom).
Now turn the tables over. The same enthusiasm demonstrated by a gap to the upside is just as pertinent for sellers on the downside. A gap down illustrates the desire for investors to get out of a stock very quickly. Identifying clear Candlestick “sell” signals prepares the investor for potential reversals. The Doji at the top, Dark Clouds, Bearish Engulfing patterns are obvious signals
Figure 5 – Standard Pacific Corp. Many investors are afraid to buy after a gap up. The rationale being that they don’t like paying up for a stock that may have already moved 3%, 5%, 10% already that day. Witnessing a Candlestick “buy” signal prior to the gap up provides a basis for aggressively buying the stock. If it is at the bottom of
Money Making Candlestick Formations Candlestick Line Hammer An important bottoming candle-stick line. The hammer and the hanging man are both the same line, that is a small real body (white or black) at the top of the session’s range and a very long lower shadow with little or no upper shadow. When this line appears during a downtrend it becomes a bullish hammer. For
Money Making Candlestick Formations Candlestick Line Candlestick Line Candlestick lines and charts — traditional Japanese charts whose individual lines look like candles, hence their name. The candle- stick line is comprised of a real body and shadows. See “Real body” and “shadow.” Candlestick Formations Belt-hold line — there are bullish and bear- ish belt holds. A bullish belt hold is a tall white
RSI – Relative Strength Indicator Developed by J. Welles Wilder and introduced in his book, New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is an extremely popular momentum oscillator. The RSI compares the magnitude of a stock’s recent gains to the magnitude of its recent losses and turns that information into a number that ranges from 0 to 100. It
Again, although Bollinger Bands can help generate buy and sell signals, they are not designed to determine the future direction of a security. The bands were designed to augment other analysis techniques and indicators. By themselves, Bollinger Bands serve two primary functions: To identify periods of high and low volatility To identify periods when prices are at extreme, and possibly unsustainable, levels.
Developed by John Bollinger, Bollinger Bands allows users to compare volatility and relative Price levels over a period time. Bollinger Bands are envelopes which surround the price bars on a Chart. They are plotted two standard deviations away from a simple moving average. Because Standard deviation is a measure of volatility, the bands adjust themselves to ongoing market Conditions. They widen during volatile market
PRICING OPTIONS An option buyer has the right but not the obligation to exercise on the seller. The worst that can happen to a buyer is the loss of the premium paid by him. His downside is limited to this premium, but his upside is potentially unlimited. This optionality is precious and has a value, which is expressed in terms of the option price.