Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD is one of the most popular indicator that traders use when it comes to stock market. The indicator is composed of exponential moving averages, which determines the MACD by subtracting the 26-day exponential moving average from the 12-day exponential moving average. In addition, the 9-day exponential moving average that serves as the signal line and it functions as the initiator for the basic buy and sell signals. The indicator helps the traders on how they can find an entry or exit point when it comes to trade.
The continuation pattern in the MACD is useful for traders where they can find an entry point in a current trend. Buying into these trends using the MACD indicator, often yields high profits for the trader.
When you use the continuation pattern for MACD, always keep in mind that the values do not work in straight line. The prices move in a manner like a wave where the MACD line can be seen to head back...
During my Tuesday, August 16 live webinar , I discussed the short term weakness in Gold Miners(GDX) apparent in the daily MACD divergence. Here’s the Chart, GDX made a new high on Friday, August 12, but the MACD clearly did not, and was in fact, lower, indicating prices should be below $30.
I reminded my BIG GAME subscribers early this morning with this premium tweet that only they receive. The weakness was still in place and ripe for us to exploit using our standard modus operandi; out of the money options and under 10c a contract.
With our target under $30 the GDX $29 puts looked a good option and they were under a dime. Boy did they rise fast, as high as 19c from an open of 5c that’s pretty good for a short-term trade. That’s the power of out of the money options.
This was my tweet on Monday July 11, midway through the trading day. At that time airlines had just begun to move. UAL United Continental was trading at $42.50
The daily divergence clearly indicated the price should be around $47!!! How do I know that? look at the slope of the MACD in the Chart below and you can see where UAL SHOULD BE.
The easiest way to recognize consistently powerful patterns is to focus on just a few ticker symbols, rather than the large universe of tickers that have options trading activity associated with them.
If you follow one or two ticker symbols that have high volume options activity, you’ll begin to recognize the technical patterns that jolt prices into motion, and you’ll greatly increase your skill and confidence!
By contrast, if you keep looking for new ticker symbols, you’re unlikely to develop the focus required to understand the nuances of the patterns associated with any one stock or index.
The most profitable patterns look the same, whether they are long term or short term. The differences between short-term and long-term chart patterns are in the duration of the expected price move.
A one-minute chart, for example, is not capable of producing a long-term price change. But even one- and five-minute chart patterns can produce great percentage returns; it’s...
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