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Technical Analysis Articles

Average True Range

Indicator | by ForexCycle.com | Saturday, 24 January 2009 12:04 UTC
The task of the Average True Range (ATR) indicator is to gauge volatility over a certain period of time. Keltner Channels and Starc Bands are examples of other systems for trading in which ATR is also used.

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How to use Bollinger Bands for Forex trading?

Indicator | by ForexCycle.com | Tuesday, 20 January 2009 06:54 UTC
Discovered by John Bollinger, the Bollinger Bands is a simple moving average based tool that allows people in Forex trading to estimate the instabilities and trend in the Forex market. Let us have a brief look at the concept of Bollinger bands and how you can use it to improve your Forex trading str ...

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Using Moving Averages

Indicator | by ForexCycle.com | Sunday, 18 January 2009 15:17 UTC
The purpose of moving averages is purely to determine the mean exchange rate or price of currency pair in a given period of time. The simple moving average (SMA) and the exponential moving average (EMA) are the most widely used types of moving averages. The former is done, for example, by registerin ...

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The Head and Shoulders Pattern

Technical Analysis | by ForexCycle.com | Friday, 16 January 2009 13:37 UTC
The head and shoulders pattern is a term used in technical analysis that refers to a pattern in which there is one high peak between two lower peaks, thus resembling a head and two shoulders. The lowest limit of both shoulders is called a neckline and it is used to find the crucial time in which buy ...

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Trend Channel and Range

Technical Analysis | by ForexCycle.com | Wednesday, 14 January 2009 11:49 UTC
A channel is formed when the currency fluctuates in the middle of two parallel trendlines, i.e. between the resistance and support levels. To display a trend channel, we first draw a trendline. In the event of an uptrend, we draw this line above the lows of the price chart and in the event of a down ...

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Measuring Cycle Highs

Market Cycle | by ForexCycle.com | Wednesday, 31 December 2008 12:41 UTC
Recently I have posted two articles on cycles, the first providing a brief overview of how they work and the second on how to apply cycles. Cycles are generally drawn across cycle lows and indeed, this normally works well in Forex. However, there are some examples where cycles are best drawn acr ...

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Applying Cycles to Charts

Market Cycle | by ForexCycle.com | Wednesday, 31 December 2008 12:26 UTC
In a recent article I described the influences cycles have on price and how it is possible to identify approximate time areas where the underlying price trend will reverse. Through observing when these reversals are likely to occur in the future it is possible to forecast several months ahead of ...

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Cycles - How do they work?

Market Cycle | by ForexCycle.com | Wednesday, 31 December 2008 11:21 UTC
Regular readers of my reports will probably recognize that I use cycle analysis when trying to work out which direction a currency pair will be moving and when this direction is likely to reverse.

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How to Determine the Length of Market Cycle

Market Cycle | by ForexCycle.com | Tuesday, 30 December 2008 12:13 UTC
When determining the length of a cycle, it suffices for us to measure the time from one crest of the wave to the next, or from one bottom of the wave to the next. A perfect model would feature a uniform distance between high points and between low points. In the currency market, however, it is extre ...

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Fibonacci Retracements

Fibonacci Sequence | by ForexCycle.com | Sunday, 28 December 2008 23:46 UTC
Fibonacci numbers were named after an Italian mathematician called Leonardo Fibonacci. Fibonacci developed the numbers in 1170 when he was carrying out studies on the Egyptian Great Pyramid of Giza. Simply put, Fibonacci numbers are a series of numbers in which the next number in the sequence is obt ...

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