Defining the Trend

By Walid Khalil, CFTe, MFTA When I developed the Volume Zone Oscillator (VZO) back in 2009, the main idea was to translate Dow’s basic tenets” Volume Goes with the Trend” to an oscillator. This article will introduce the Volume Zone Oscillator (VZO) with its trading tactics to reach the trend definition from the volume point … Read more

Key Tools and Strategies for the Electronic Futures Trader

By Tim Racette The first step to becoming a successful trader is developing a sound foundation of tools and knowledge in which to trade. Whether you’re new to trading or been at it for years, the tools and strategies outlined here provide a solid foundation for a successful trading career. Before we delve into actual … Read more

Two Patterns You Never Heard of: Throwbacks and Pullbacks

By Thomas N. Bulkowski Throwbacks and pullbacks are not new to securities, but if you don’t understand how price behaves, a losing trade may result. Figure 1 shows an example of a throwback. Price forms a symmetrical triangle by bumping up against overhead resistance highlighted by a down-sloping trendline and finds support along the bottom … Read more

Top 10 Chart Patterns for Technical Traders

By Darrell Hale Technical Analysis is one of the oldest tools for making trading decisions. At its core, it’s simply analyzing the price and volume of the instrument you are trading. There are many ways to get there (Moving Averages, Relative Strength, Oscillators, etc…). In this article we will focus on chart patterns, specifically, the … Read more

Harmonic Elliott Wave

INTRODUCTION There is no doubt Elliott Wave is one of those techniques that traders either love or hate. For some it’s almost a status symbol to be able to count waves. Others find it just too hard. I have looked over some online Elliott Wave forums on an occasional basis just to have a look … Read more