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Learning Technical Analysis Q&A

Discussion in 'Trading Strategies/Systems' started by tech/a, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck

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    I recieve a number of emails from people who are looking for guidence and specific information with regard to T/A.

    Most are at entry level.
    Many seem to want to be able to use T/A but have no idea how to apply it.

    The subject is infinately variable and not something I want to try and plough through over months if not years.

    BUT
    My view is most people turn a very simple methodology into a more complex one under the guise that the more complex must be the more successful.

    Thats plain wrong in my view. Very valuable and indeed profitable T/A can be applied very simply.

    Im wondering if there is an intrest in some introductory level T/A being posted by myself based upon the practical application of T/A in a discretionary sence which could lead people into investigation of ideas in a Systematic type level.

    I will obviously have a bent towards what I think is the most benificial and wont be wasting time on superfluous Oscillators/Indicators which Ill leave to the reader to investigate.
    I will touch on those I think are helpful in situations and happy to discuss and have input from others who use their favorites.

    I would ask Joe for this to be a sticky thread much like Sir O's fundamental type thread.
    It would be something that I would launch as time allows.

    Interest??

    As I know it will take lots of time (Which I dont have spare).
    If there is enough interest then Ill take the time over a few sessions to knock it up and get started. If not then will just post snippets here and there as per usual.

    I think Charts and notations are best for visualizing practical application.
    We could also run some test analysis live.

    I will also touch on Position sizing and risk---if wanted.
     
  2. tremmas

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    Re: Learning Technical Analysis.

    Tech/a,

    Your knowledge and experience is always appreciated.

    I'd definitely like to see a tech/a Technical Analysis crash course if you have the time.
     
  3. jimmyizgod

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    i'd be interested tech/a, always find your posts informative.
     
  4. boofis

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    Re: Learning Technical Analysis

    I'm definitely very keen ;)!
     
  5. pixel

    pixel DIY Trader

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    Re: Learning Technical Analysis

    +1
    The simpler the better, as long as I can verify that it works - and why! :)
     
  6. Julia

    Julia In Memoriam

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    Re: Learning Technical Analysis

    +2. If you include strategies for managing this current market, that would be interesting and useful.
     
  7. Testpilot

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    +3

    Tech, I've always read your posts on systems development and VSA with interest so I'd be interested in learning from you.
     
  8. marioland

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    +4
    It would be awesome if you could do it, tech/a!
     
  9. Billyb

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    +5!
     
  10. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger Don't fear the Reaper

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    Re: Learning Technical Analysis

    +1 for me too.
    If I can help by coding (in AmiBroker) or testing anything then I'm happy to lend a hand too.

    Cheers,
    JB
     
  11. snsdmonkey

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    +1

    Cheers :D
     
  12. lindsayf

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    yep certainly interested techa
     
  13. RandR

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    sounds great tech/a.

    Ive actually introduced my first piece of technical analyst into my fundamental based investment approach in the last few weeks, so looking forward to some of the insights shared in this thread.

    (atm my sole piece of technical analysis being utilized is simply 100 day Moving Average to help me find better entry points into my fundamentally weeded stocks.)

    Honestly ... I think position sizing and risk deserves an entire thread of its own, simply touching on it doesnt really do it justice imo.

    Would love to hear some insights on analysing levels of support and resistence. (slowly learning through VSA over the past month or so has really piqued my interest in S&R.)
     
  14. chriscarman

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    I always read your posts with a lot of interest tech, and had considered sending you a PM but figured you must get so many already that it would be rude to further impose hehe

    so if a +1 from a noob counts, i would definitely like to see this :)
     
  15. Logique

    Logique Investor

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    Never a truer word spoken Tech, and I hope your students will not forget this.
     
  16. kermit345

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    +1 from me as well. Even though I take more of a fundamental approach, definitely interested in your T/A views tech as you clearly know what your doing and I always enjoy expanding my knowledge base, particularly in relation to stocks.
     
  17. alexc2005

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    Love to know more about this!!
     
  18. Nortorious

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    I'd love to learn from your insights Tech/a.

    Thanks in advance
     
  19. Sir Osisofliver

    Sir Osisofliver

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    Hi Tech,

    Love to see what you come up with...would you object to other's like myself participating/adding?

    I only ask because my experience tells me that what I see as useless, others find meaning due to their different learning styles. Happy to participate where I think I can add something.

    Cheers

    Sir O
     
  20. Julia

    Julia In Memoriam

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    Isn't that going to turn it into yet another discussion thread, of which we already have quite a few?
    No disrespect intended, Sir O, but what I'm hoping Tech has in mind is a "from scratch", step by step, understanding of the basics of TA.
    When I first started, I'd have really valued something like that.

    My concern with other very experienced people offering different strategies/techniques would be that the thread would evolve into a sophisticated exchange between experts, thus leaving the beginners well behind and out of their depth.
     
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