Technical analysis and the ‘Exponential Moving Average’ (EMA)

You are probably already familiar and may have even used the ‘simple moving average’ (SMA) technical indicator. The SMA values are determined by calculating the average price of an asset over a selected time period. In addition, you will find that this indicator uses its closing values as its main basis for determining its readings. For example, More...

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Morning Star Candlestick Chart
By Marcus Holland On Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Performing Technical Analysis using Candlesticks

You can utilize candlestick patterns to detect and confirm key price formations, e.g. retracements, reversals, breakouts and fakeouts etc. For instance, you can make great use of candlesticks to help you determine More...

By Marcus Holland On Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Forms of Analysis: Technical Analysis vs. Fundamental Analysis

  Now that we have an understanding of the driving elements of market prices, we must now look at the various ways experienced spread betting traders assess market conditions and make forecasts with respect to More...

By Marcus Holland On Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Technical Analysis: Support and Resistance

Next, we will look at the other side of the popular market analysis techniques commonly employed by spread betting traders when they are looking to forecast future price moves and place trades that are based on More...

Head and Shoulders Chart
By Marcus Holland On Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Head and shoulders chart patterns and CFD trading

The head and shoulders chart pattern has become a stalwart in the arsenal of many traders over the last few decades. The reason is not difficult to find: it has proven itself to be a remarkably reliable indicator More...

By Marcus Holland On Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

How to use the MACD

The MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is no doubt one of the most popular and best liked indicators in the field of technical analysis. The indicator basically consists of two exponential moving averages, More...

By Marcus Holland On Monday, November 19th, 2012

Technical Analysis: Trends and Breakouts

After we understand what is meant by support and resistance levels, we can move to the next most commonly used terms in technical analysis :  Trends and Breakouts.  These two terms differ from what is generally More...