Tutorials

Along with our subscription fees there is homework. There are over a thousand pages of technical tutorials here on our website – for the serious student of the markets. However it will take only a few pages of reading to get a working knowledge of the methods and tools that we employ.

There are two main reasons for these tutorials

First, we do not want anyone taking our word for anything. We sincerely desire that our clients understand and appreciate how the various technical tools that we employ can reveal the message of the price action. The truth is that the price action tells its own story. However, the price action speaks in a language that must first be translated and the tools of technical analysis are the translation tools.

Second, we desire that our clients make these technical tools their own – that they become at home with applying these tools. For example, the price action of any market can be converted to candlesticks. It could be housing starts, pollution credits, sovereign yield spread futures, LLS Crude Oil, NY Harbor minus Gulf Coast product spreads, or the equities in your IRA account. With a working knowledge of candlesticks we are no longer at the mercy of the advice of others. We can trust but verify. Such and such an analysts likes XYZ stock? Let me look at the candlestick patterns first. Yellen says the Fed are taking the slow road to raising rates? What do the candles look like on the bench mark T-Year T-Note?

We are convinced that the best hedge against financial risk is a better informed investor. How to best inoculate oneself against the collective pressure to buy in at the top and then bail out at the lows? The tools of technical analysis have powerful immunization capabilities.

An Introduction To Technical Analysis

Luck plays no role in the markets. There can be no happy ending for anyone who is trading or hedging the markets based on hope or luck and without a deep understanding of how the markets work.

Why Technical Analysis

Why do we do technical analysis? We do technical analysis because of the severe financial penalties inherent in not doing technical analysis. These financial penalties are of a two fold nature.

Candlesticks

For centuries traditional Japanese design has been characterized by a minimalist approach. The lines are spare and the patterns border on the austere. These design elements represent the single most dominant characteristic of traditional Japanese poetry, art and architecture. The simplicity engendered by this minimalism is also rich with deeper meanings.

Behavioral Finance

The financial markets are not rational and the dynamics of the market are not the efficient processing of new information into price adjustments. The markets are pre-rational, emotional, and with regard to the flow of information - highly inefficient.

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Option Basics

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Complexity Theory

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RSI Trading

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ABC Dynamics

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ABC Dynamics

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Momentum Analysis

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