Golden Cross

The Golden Cross is a bullish signal generated when when the 50-day moving average crosses above the 200-day moving average. See also: Death Cross, Moving Average Crossovers

Candlestick Chart

A technical analysis charting method. The Candlestick Chart is a price chart that displays the high, low, open, and close over a specified period of time. It adds dimension and color to the Bar Chart by depicting the area of the bar between the open and close as a two dimensional real body. This area …

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Nasdaq stands for the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System. Unlike the New York Stock Exchange where trades take place on an exchange, Nasdaq is an electronic stock market that uses a computerized system to provide brokers and dealers with price quotes. The Nasdaq Stock Market comprises two separate markets: (1) the Nasdaq …

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Bull Bear Ratio

A market sentiment indicator which shows the relationship between bullish and bearish investors. The Investors Intelligence Sentiment Survey (IIS) was launched in January 1963 by A.W. Cohen. The Bull/Bear Ratio summarizes the content of the IIS survey each week. The Bull/Bear Ratio is based on a weekly poll of investment advisors as to whether they …

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Three Black Crows

Three Black Crows is a bearish reversal pattern that occurs during an uptrend. The Japanese Candlestick pattern consists of three relatively long consecutive black candlesticks which close near or below the previous days lows.

Breadth Thrust

Developed by Dr. Martin Zweig, the Breadth Thrust Indicator measures market momentum. It is calculated by dividing a 10-day exponential moving average of the number of advancing issues by the number of advancing plus declining issues. When the indicator rises from below 40% to above 61.5% this reflects a thrust in the market having changed …

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Meeting Lines Japanese Candlesticks

The Meeting Lines is a two candlestick reversal pattern. The bullish Meeting Lines formation occurs during a downtrend. A long body bearish candlestick is followed by a long body bullish candlestick whose body is lower than the first candle. The closing price of the two candles are very close. The bearish Meeting Lines occurs in …

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Fibonacci Numbers

A number sequence discovered by a thirteenth century Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci (ca 1170-1250), who introduced Arabic numbers to Europe, in which the sum of any two consecutive numbers equals the next highest number – i.e., following this sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 and so on. The ratio of …

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