Full Stochastic Indicator

The Full Stochastic Oscillator uses an additional parameter; a “smoothing factor” for the initial %K line. Chart courtesy of Prophet Financial Systems (www.prophet.net)

Jim Chanos

Firm: Kynikos Associates City: New York 2008 Age: 50 2008 Assets Under Management: $4 Billion James Chanos was born in Milwaukee in 1958. He graduated from Yale University in 1980. Chanos is is the president and founder of New York based Kynikos Associates. Kynikos is Greek for cynic. Chanos is famous on Wall Street for … Read more

Jensen Alpha

Developed by Michael Jensen, Jensen Alpha measures the performance of a investment in relation to a benchmark. Jensen’s Alpha was initially used in the 1970’s to evaluate mutual fund managers. Positive Alphas suggest strong performance while negative Alphas reflect weak performance. See also: Alpha

Arms Index

This short-term technical analysis breadth indicator was developed by Richard W. Arms in 1967. The Arms Index, or TRIN (TRading INdex) shows the ratio between the average volume of declining stocks and the average volume of advancing stocks. A rising TRIN is bearish and a falling TRIN is bullish. TRIN is interpreted as the follows: … Read more

Andrews Pitchfork

Andrew’s Pitchfork (AP) uses three parallel lines usually drawn from three consecutive major peaks or troughs. The three parallel lines are interpreted as support and resistance areas. Developed by Alan Andrews.

Jeffrey Gendell

Firm: Tontine Associates City: Greenwich, Connecticut 2008 Age: 48 2008 Assets Under Management: $10 Billion Jeffrey Gendell, a graduate of Duke University, started out his career in finance at Smith Barney’s. In 1997 he founded Tontine Partners. In 2003 and 2005 the fund generated stellar returns – in excess of 100%. Gendell uses a macro … Read more

Jay Gould

Jay Gould (1836-1892) was born and raised on a farm near Roxbury, New York. He attended Hobart academy but left school at 16, to continue studing privately. By the age of twenty-one he had prepared several county maps, written a local history, and saved five thousand dollars. He worked with his father in the hardware … Read more

Fibonacci Time Zones

Fibonacci time zones are composed by dividing a chart with vertical lines spaced apart in a ratio adhering to the Fibonacci number sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, etc.). The interpretation of Fibonacci Time Zones involves looking for significant price movement near the vertical lines. Also known as Fibonacci Time Series. Related Articles: … Read more

Japanese Candlesticks

In the 1700’s a Japanese man named Munehisa Homma, a trader in the Osaka rice futures market, developed a method of technical analysis to analyze the price of rice contracts known as candlestick charting. Homma used┬áSakata’s Five Methods, patterns derived from rules used by local traders from his hometown of Sakata, as the foundation for … Read more