Most frequently used technical indicators

Discussion in 'Technical Analysis' started by suris99, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. suris99

    suris99

    what are the frequently used technical indicators...
    pls list 5 of them...
     
  2. kut2k2

    kut2k2

    Let me be the first to say: moving averages. :p

    You got your SMAs, WMAs, EMAs, AMAs and VWMAs. Hey, that's five! :D
     
  3. MACD, stochs, bollinger bands, etc...

    I asked the same question when i was new to trading too :) The "best" indicator is the one you understand the most.
     
  4. =================
    Sunrise99-50;
    price,
    price action

    50 day moving average,
    50 period moving average

    200 dma,,
    200 period moving average...................................................

    macd;
    dont like those myself, but do like the moving averages.........
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    :cool:
    One elite trader said my macd is showing slowing momentum;
    what gives???? Another elitetrader said its probably your macd giving a false reading,LOL:D
     
  5. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    The one's most retail traders lose money trying to use.
     
  6. nkhoi

    nkhoi Moderator

    sounds like you found the answer.
     
  7. ljmlmvlhk

    ljmlmvlhk Guest

    The one probably least understood but most effective is your stop loss line.
    Forget the rest, or should I say, don’t place too much importance on them.
     
  8. 1. The characteristics of present price movement.

    2. The characteristics of the price through out the day.

    3. The characteristics of the price through out the week.

    4. " Month.

    5. " Year.

    It's a game of probabilities, efficiency and nothing more.

    Of course these aren't the most frequently used...
     
  9. ehorn

    ehorn

    Price and Volume
     
  10. ljmlmvlhk

    ljmlmvlhk Guest

    Forget about volume, it's a liar !

    Unpredictable, unreliable, manipulated
     
    #10     Dec 5, 2008