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Questions tagged [technical-analysis]

Security analysis methodology used to forecast the prices direction based on the past market data study.

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Stateful Technical Analysis Indicator Libray For Python

I an looking for a TA indicator library in python, that offers indicators you can update with ticks, in contrast to indicators that perform calculations on an entire data set. For example, an RSI ...
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What are the different indicators to measure historical volatility for stocks on individual basis?

Google search shows there are three indicators to measure volatility: 1. Average True Range 2. Standard Deviation / Variance 3. Bollinger Bands. What are the indicator(s) that you use to identify ...
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Technical Analysis in HFT

Has anyone here used technical analysis (think MACD, RSI) in HFT setting and can comment on the usage as an entry/exit signal? Best
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Should there be a relation between stocks when used as input data for integrating Technical Analysis with Machine Learning?

I'm integrating Technical Analysis with Deep Learning for the first phase of my research. I wanted to know how should I pick (or group) stocks as input data and whether there should be relation ...
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Does historical backtest data mean anything? [closed]

Sorry for this being a basic question. If I take a stock’s historical data and check for some rule I have found to buy/sell = what happened if I bought and sold this stock according to this rule in ...
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How to calculate RSI while considering market close and holidays?

I was trying to calculate RSI over hourly OHLC bars for a symbol (AAPL as an example) and got stock, first how should I handle closing hours? (does it make sense to ignore them all together and assume ...
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stochastic fast vs. williams r

I'm sort of new to technical indicators, and I was looking at stochastic fast and williams r. As I understand the definitions, they are: ...
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Assessing goodness of a Technical Trading Rule using a ROC model

I am testing various technical trading rules (TTR) on the cryptocurrency market. I have already setup some significance tests, to compare the returns and volatilities. I would now like to test it ...
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What is the OHLC of a candle when there are no trades

I hope I'm asking this in the right place. Couldn't find any definitive info anywhere. When creating a candle / time series / bucket, is the open of the series the first price in that series and not ...
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How can I reproduce the experimental verification of the “False Strategy” theorem plot?

I recently came across the following blog post talking about the importance of back-testing overfitting, and a plot claiming to be an experimental verification of the False Strategy theorem. The ...
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List of long-Term Support & Resistance in forex or stocks [duplicate]

I'm looking for a study of historic long-Term Support & Resistance in forex or stocks. If possible with their level of strength (strong, medium...). Example ...
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Why is STO (Stochastic Oscillator) typically calculated over 14-periods (hour, day, week)?

I've seen the Stochastic Oscillator calculated over 14-periods everywhere. Whether in hours, days, weeks months. I'm not sure if it's obvious, but why is this?
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Comparing volatility of a specific period between days

I have 1 minute trade data for a particular stock and was wondering how I can compare the volatility of a particular period (08:00 - 09:00 for example) between days. I have data for 100 days and want ...
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Appropriate way to normalize Bollinger Bands?

I am playing around with using neural nets to make predictions on market trends. I am currently feeding in a portfolio of historical data of many stocks, and am now implementing several technical ...
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Information available to traders

I am not a trader myself but am trying to educate myself about trading. I notice that in most articles and videos about technical trading, an illustrative graph is displayed showing the latest price ...
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How to mathematically compute the volatility range of each stock?

I joined a stock market group and in this stock group, there is a proprietary "daily trading range (or DTR)" that the founder uses. However in order to do this for all the hundreds of stocks in the ...
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Comparing values of indicator between different stocks

I would like to ask whether there is a good way of analysing stock indicators that have no value limitations. For indicators like RSI we have a closed range ( 0 - 100 ) but in case of indicators like ...
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Momentum Analysis on Indices

I'm interested in analysis of day-on-day momentum of certain large indices. In particular, I'm interested in the predictive power of the sign of the price change of the first hour of trading with ...
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Calculate Exponential Moving Average for a specific time frame

I am writing code to calculate and plot the Exponential Moving Average(EMA) for different chart timeframes(tick/1M/5M/1H etc). I found the formula for calculating EMA: EMA = Price(t) * k + EMA(y) * ...
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Correct way to compute RSI in a moving window

I am trying to compute the RSI using the ticker price. I have troubles at the time to implement the RSI when I want to compute it every 1 minute but using windows to compute the OHLC of 10 minutes. I ...
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What is an Efficient way to calculate Simple moving average without saving previous N period values?

I want to calculate the Simple Moving Average (SMA) for Stock Prices with for period 'N'. Normal Formula for 4 Period Moving Average is MA = (a + b + c + d) / 4 for new entry e we do as ...
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Backtesting of value and technical analysis

I am an economic last year student trying to figure out how to backtest my model. It consist on several requirements imposed to the stocks before buying them and a very simple exit strategy. I ...
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Reference request : Introductory technical analysis

I want to thoroughly learn about technical analysis, or more exactly, how technical indicators or overlays are used in quantitative trading strategies. Being a beginner to the area, I can't ...
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Data mining of financial time series and pattern discovery - beyond technical analysis?

There are lot of works about pattern discovery in financial time series - but all of them (known to me) are connected with technical analysis and that is field (as said by many) that is not rigorous ...
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Do we need to lag values for backtesting?

I am using R moving average crossover backtest script from eickonomics. But I have a question about this section. ...
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Open source software for stock screening and scanning using technical analysis?

I am looking for open source software which can download stock data (yahoo/google finance etc) and used for screening/scanning stocks using technical analysis, for example: return stock list if ...
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Open source code based on quandl for security analysis and options priming

Quandl seems to be an excellent source of wide range of free/open financial data. But is there an open source code or platform that uses the quandl datasets to perform security analysis and option ...
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Determining confidence level of directional signals

With regards to technical analysis, are there ways of determining the confidence level of a directional signal? Taking a relative strength index (RSI) as an example, can the extent to which an asset ...
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How can I find stocks that have had a X% price swing within Y days, sorted by recency of said swing? [closed]

Let's say that I want to find stocks that have moved +-20% within a 10 day period. ABC would match if at t, ...
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Technical indicator MACD - Does the D stands for the Math divergence? [closed]

Does the divergence from MACD is the same well known from Math? What is the connection? Thanks,
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Volatility of EUR/USD: is this correct?

Let x be the closeBid price of EUR/USD, sampled every 5 minutes during year 2015 (historical data). This is the variation (is it ...
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Should a strategy backtested against three years of tick data continue to produce positive results?

Let's say we have a Binary Options 5-minute trading strategy that relies on multiple indicators and exploits price reversals in currency pairs. Now let's say there is a combination of inputs for the ...
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How to add buy/sell market on a long/short Bollinger Bands graph in python?

I am using python, pandas, matplotlib to do the following: I have plotted some stock data ...
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How to weigh many factors using a SMA/EMA

I'm learning about the SMA/EMA technical analysis, as well as, indicators such as Bollinger Bands, Stochastic Oscillators, MACD, etc. How do you know which one to use and which to weigh more over ...
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compute technical indicators from candle data

i have a rookie question but can't find the answer anywhere so..what is the right way to compute a simple moving average when you have an array of (open,close,low,high) tuples ? From what i saw so ...
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How do I calculate what % of price hits R1 before pivot

I am trying to calculate what % of times the price touches R1 before the pivot level. I have the data for the last 10 years and know how often it touches the R1 one and pivot point but I don't know ...
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How to calculate the JdK RS-Ratio

Anyone have a clue how to calculate the JdK RS-Ratio? Let's say I want to compare the Relative strength for these: EWA iShares MSCI Australia Index Fund EWC iShares MSCI Canada Index Fund EWD ...
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Why is volume a totally independent variable from price?

In Martin Pring's book "Technical analysis explained", when talking about volume, he asserts that it is "a totally independent variable from price" Why is this?
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OBV indicator calculation in R

Here is a few references about OBV calculations: http://ta.mql4.com/indicators/volumes/on_balance_volume http://stockcharts.com/school/doku.php?id=chart_school:technical_indicators:...
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Technical analysis - Calculating Aroon Indicator Serie

I'm trying to build a class to create Aroon series. But it seems I don't understand the steps well. I'm not sure about what purpose I have to use the period parameter. Here is my first attempt: <...