Technical Indicators

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REVEALED: The Indicator With a Near-Perfect Win Rate
Amber Hestla | April 28, 2017

The secret to beating the market -- and your fellow investors -- is to use little-known indicators, which act like secret weapons for trading.

MACD: A Simple Yet Effective Indicator for Clear Buy/Sell Signals
Michael J. Carr | December 24, 2012

This momentum indicator offers precise signals that help traders avoid large losses or abandon winning trades too soon.

Relative Strength: Stock-Ranking System Shown to Deliver Market-Beating Returns

This indicator allows traders to compare the performance of an investment against all other investments in the market.

Bollinger Bandwidth: Rare Volatility Indicator Helps Spot Price Breakouts
Michael J. Carr | July 20, 2017

Traders have very few tools to evaluate volatility on individual securities. This one offers clear and timely signals.

ATR: Volatility Indicator Helps Traders Avoid False Breakouts
Profitable Trading Staff | June 8, 2017

Trading only when Average True Range confirms the price action should help reduce the number of losing trades.

Accumulation/Distribution: Helping Small Traders Profit Along With Big Ones
Michael J. Carr | December 24, 2012

This technical indicator is meant to track the actions of large investors to help confirm trends and spot divergences.

This Indicator Might Be the Most Useful Timing Tool You've Never Heard Of

Traders use a number of indicators, but most don't work. I regularly use this indicator in Income Trader when I search for the best options to sell each week.

Fibonacci Retracements: A Rare Indicator That Forecasts the Timing of Reversals
Profitable Trading Staff | June 15, 2017

While they can help define support or resistance, they are also one of the few tools that project precise time targets.

This Moving Average Strategy Beats Buy and Hold by Nearly 3-to-1
Michael J. Carr | May 24, 2013

Not only did testing show that this was the best moving average for timing trades, it also returned significantly more than a buy-and-hold strategy.

This One Indicator Could Help You Make Enough to Trade for a Living

Trading can lead to big profits, but it requires the right investment vehicles and the right risk management strategies.