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  • Basic TA Concepts
    • Definition of T.A.
      • Price Driven
      • Evaluating Quantifying Risk
      • Technical Analysis vs. Other Theories
        • Random Walk/EMH
        • Fundamental Analysis
        • Behavioral Finance
    • Concepts
      • Dow Theory Concepts
        • Discounting Mechanism of Markets
        • Time Frames for Analysis
        • Three Phases
        • Averages Must Confirm
        • Trend Reversal Criterion
        • Volume/Liquidity
      • Supply & Demand
      • Cyclicality
      • Applicable to All Securities
      • Applicable to Multiple Timeframes
    • Application of Technical Analysis
      • Price Patterns
      • Indicators
      • Volume Studies
      • Cycles
      • Sentiment
      • Relative Strength
      • Other T.A. Methodologies
  • Basic Charting
    • Graphing Price Data
    • Scaling
      • Linear vs. Semi-Log (Percentage)
    • Line
      • Construction
      • Different Types (close, high, low)
      • Characteristics
        • Focuses on Trend
        • Eliminates Noise
    • Bar Chart
      • Construction
      • Different Types (O,H,L,C vs. H,L,C)
      • Characteristics
        • Reflects intra-bar moves
        • Shows More Information
    • Candlesticks
      • History
      • Construction
        • Real Body
        • Upper and Lower Wick
      • Advantages
        • Reflects intraday moves
        • Identifies Reversals
        • Well established patterns
      • Common Patterns
        • Spinning Top
        • Doji
        • Hammer/Hanging Man
        • Dark-Cloud Cover
        • Piercing Pattern
        • Stars
        • Harami
        • Englufing
    • Point & Figure
      • History
      • Construction
        • No Time Component
        • O's and X's
        • High-Low Method
        • Box Size
          • Scaling (price vs. percentage)
        • Construction Details
          • Reversal Rules
        • Trendlines
        • Month Markers
      • Advantages
        • Long-term Trends
        • Objective Rules Based
      • Common Patterns
        • Bullish Breakout
        • Bearish Breakdown
        • Catapults
        • Triangles
      • Counts (defined)
    • Volume
      • Importance of Volume
        • Confirming Price Movements
        • Divergence
      • Charting Methods
        • Histogram, Line
        • Scaling
        • Equivolume
        • Volume by Price
        • Moving Averages
  • Basic Price Patterns
    • General Characteristics
      • Support & Resistance as boundaries
      • Trendlines
        • Construction
          • Conventional
          • Reverse
        • Trend Channels
        • Time Frames for Analysis
      • Transitional period
        • Accumulation
        • Distribution
      • Reversal vs. Continuation
      • Measuring Implications
    • Conventional Patterns
      • Rectangle
      • Head & Shoulders
        • Characteristics
          • Shoulders and Head
          • Neckline
          • Volume
        • Completion (breakout)
        • Implied Price Objective
        • Complex H&S
        • Inverse H&S
      • Double Tops & Bottoms
        • Implied Price Objective
        • Volume
      • Triple Tops & Bottoms
      • Triangles
        • Types
          • Symmetrical "coil"
          • Right Angle
        • Implied Price Objective
        • Reversal vs. Continuation
        • Volume
      • Broadening Formations
        • Types
          • Orthodox "megaphone"
          • Right Angle
        • Implied Price Objective
      • Diamonds
      • Saucer Bottoms
        • Cup & Handle
      • Rounding Tops
      • Flags
      • Pennants
      • Wedges
      • Gaps
        • Types
          • Breakaway
          • Runaway
          • Exhaustion
        • As Support/Resistance
      • Island Reversal
    • Whipsaws and False Breakouts
  • Basic Indicators
    • Moving Averages
      • Construction
        • Simple
        • Weighted
        • Exponential
      • Duration
      • Multiple Moving Averages
      • As Support & Resistance
    • Momentum
      • Definition of Oscillator
      • Popular Oscillators
        • Average Directional Index (ADX)
        • Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
        • Rate of Change (ROC)
        • Relative Strength Index (RSI)
        • Stochastics
    • Volatility
      • Definition of Volatility
      • Tools
        • Standard Deviation
        • Average True Range (ATR)
        • Bollinger Bands
          • %B
          • Bandwidth
    • Volume Based
      • On Balance Volume
      • Chaikin Money Flow
    • Market Indicators
      • Introduction
      • Popular Indicators
        • Advance-Decline Line
        • Arms Index
        • Hi-Low Index
        • McClellan Oscillator
        • VIX Index
        • Bullish Percent Index
  • Price Patterns
    • General Application
    • Measuring Implications
    • Breakout confirmations
    • Reversal vs. Continuation
    • False Breakouts
    • Volume
    • Long- vs. Short-term Patterns
  • Using Candlesticks
    • Additional Patterns
    • Application
      • Confirmation
      • Volume considerations
      • Use with other technical indicators
      • Candlesticks and Support/Resistance
      • Blending Candlestick Patterns
    • Heikin-Ashi
    • Candle Volume
    • Arms Candle Volume
  • Point & Figure
    • Construction Deals
      • One-box reversal setting
    • Counts
      • Vertical vs. Horizontal
      • Construction
    • Using other indicators with P&F
      • Volume
      • Bollinger Bands
      • Oscillators
      • Subjective Trendlines
  • Overlays
    • Parabolic SAR
    • Pivot Points
    • VWAP
    • Zig-Zag
    • Moving Averages
      • Crossover Systems
      • Envelopes
    • Fibonacci Ratios
  • Indicators
    • Oscillators
      • Average Directional Index (ADX)
      • Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
      • Money Flow Index (MFI)
      • Rate of Change(ROC)
      • Relative Strength Index (RSI)
      • Stochastics
      • Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
      • Coppock Curve
      • Chaikin Money Flow
      • Chaikin Oscillator
      • On Balance Volume (OBV)
    • Volatility
      • Average True Range (ATR)
      • Ichimoku Cloud Charts
      • Keltner Channels
      • Bollinger Bands
        • Bandwidth
        • %B
      • Correlation Coefficient
        • Slope
        • Standard Deviation
      • VIX Index
    • Market Breadth
      • Advance-Decline Line
      • Arms Index (TRIN)
      • Bullish Percent Index (BPI)
      • Hi-Low Index
      • McClellan Oscillator & Summation Index
      • New 52-Week Highs
      • Percent Above Moving Average
      • put/Call Ratio
  • Volume
    • General Principles
      • Volume confirmation
      • Implications for tops and bottoms
        • Churning
        • Blow-off Tops
        • Capitulation Low
      • Volume Oscillators
        • Rate of Change
  • Cycles
    • Basic Concepts
      • Frequency
      • Amplitude
      • Phase Differences
        • Harmonicity
        • Synchronicity
        • Summation
      • Time Frames
        • Cyclical
        • Secular
    • Types
      • Business Cycle
      • Seasonal Cycles
      • Presidential Cycle
      • Decennial Cycle
      • Kitchin Cycle
      • Juglar Cycle
      • Kondratiev Wave
    • Fibonacci Cycles
  • Sentiment
    • Definition
      • Correlary to Price
      • Contrary Opinion
        • Crowd Sourcing
        • Media Headlines
    • Indicators
      • Put/Call Ratio
      • Open Interest
      • Specialist/Public Ratio
      • Short Interest Ratio
      • Insider Trading
      • All Survey
      • Margin Debt
      • Mutual Fund Cash/Asset Ratio
  • Relative Strength
    • Absolute vs. Relative Performance
    • Not RSI
    • Methodology
      • Comparative Performance
      • Ratio Analysis
      • Ranking Securities (SCTR Line)
    • Advantages
      • Stock Selection
      • Trend Confirmation
    • Intermarket Analysis
      • Sector Analysis
        • Historical Relationships
        • Inflation/Deflation Measure
        • Asset Class Selection
      • Industry Group Rotation
        • Business Cycle Analyst
    • Tools
      • Heat Maps
      • Relative Rotation Graphs
  • Elliott Wave Analysis
    • Introduction to the Wave Principle
    • Motive Waves
    • Impulse Waves
      • Types
        • Extension
        • Truncation
        • Ending Diagonal
        • Leading Diagonal
    • Corrective Waves
      • Types
        • Zigzags
        • Flats
        • Horizontal triangles
        • Combinations
    • Rules for Using Wave Patterns
      • Alternation
      • Depth of Corrective Waves
      • Wave Equality
      • Channeling
      • Scale
    • Wave Personality
      • First Waves
      • Second Waves
      • Third Waves
      • Fourth Waves
      • Fifth Waves
      • "A" Waves
      • "B" Waves
      • "C" Waves
      • "D" Waves
      • "E" Waves
    • Fibonacci Relationships
      • History
      • The Fibonacci Sequence
      • The Golden Spiral
      • Fibonacci mathematics in Elliott Waves
    • Elliott Wave Trading
      • Zig Zags and Flats
      • Triangles
      • C Waves
      • Appling Other TA Indicators
  • Wyckoff Method
    • Introduction
      • A Five Step Method
      • Composite Man Idea
      • Wyckoff Market Price Cycle
      • Bar and P&F charts
      • Wyckoff Laws
        • Supply and Demand
        • Cause and Effect
        • Effort vs. Result
    • Wyckoff Analysis
      • Structural Analysis
        • Wyckoff Phases
        • Wyckoff Points
        • Wyckoff Basic Schematics
      • Supply and Demand Analysis
        • Volume and Spread
        • Volume Analysis for Trading Ranges
        • Wyckoff Points Volume Characteristics
      • Comparative Strength and Weakness Analysis
        • Basic Technique
        • Top Down vs Bottom Up Approach
    • Nine Buying and Selling Tests
    • Point & Figure Counts
  • Intermarket Analysis
    • Four Asset Classes
      • Stocks
      • Bonds
      • Commodities
      • Currencies
    • Correlation
      • Bonds and Stocks
      • Commodities and Bonds
      • US Dollar and Commoditions
      • Stocks and Commodities
    • Inflationary Relationships
      • Positive relationship between bonds and stocks
      • Inverse relationship between interest rates and stocks
    • Deflationary Relationships
      • Inverse relationship between bonds and stocks
      • Positive relationship between interest rates and stocks
      • Positive relationship between stocks and commodities
    • Business Cycle
      • Six stages
      • Bonds and Stocks
      • Stocks and Commodities
    • Relative Strength
      • Ratio Charts
      • Relative Rotation Graphs (RRG)
    • Sector Rotation
      • S&P Sectors
      • Offensive sector leaders
      • Defensive sector leaders
  • Portfolio Management
    • Evaluating Return/Risk
      • Types of Risk
        • Volatility
        • Drawdown
        • Multicollinearity
    • Examples of Rules-Based Trading
      • John Murphy
      • Arthur Hill
      • Bob Farell
      • Richard Donchian
      • Richard Rhodes
    • Quantitative Trading Systems
      • System Construction
        • Technical Analysis Basis for Decision Criteria
        • Backtesting Methodology
        • Optimization Using In-Sample Data
      • Testing
        • Validation Techniques Using Out-Of-Sample Data
        • Statistical Testing Methods
        • Risk Controls
        • Methods to Monitor Performance
      • Portfolio Application
        • Use of Multiple Trending Systems
          • System Correlation
          • Market Examples

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