Using Support/Resistance Zones

Support/Resistance breakouts are used by traders as buy/sell signals. However, often times a stock breaking out of a resistance or support line can lead to false breakouts. One situation this can occur is if too many resistance or support lines are very close together. When this happens, it is best to club nearby lines and treat them as a support or resistance zone rather than trade them separately.

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Using Pivot Levels for intraday trading.

Pivot Points are theoretical support and resistance levels based on the previous day’s open, high, low and close values: PP,R1,R2,R3,S1,S2,S3. PP is the Pivot Point, R1,R2,R3 are resistance levels, and S1,S2 and S3 are support levels. They are only valid as support and resistance levels for intraday trading. Pivot Levels can be calculated based on Classic, Camarilla or Woodie based formulae. Continue reading

How to use Open Interest in Future/Option trading

Open Interest is the third most important indicator after price and volume. It is defined as is the number of contracts outstanding at the end of a day. Open Interest is very important for any Future and Option Trader. Continue reading

Using Multiple indicators to reduce false signals

In a previous post, we had explained about the two main type of technical indicators: oscillators and trending indicators, giving an example of an oscillator (RSI) and a trending indicator (EMA) and shown the reader how the Buy/Sell signals occur in each. Each of the indicators have there pros and cons, but which one is better to use? Rather than using one or the other, in this blog post we will talk about a strategy where we show how a combination of an oscillator and a trending indicator can be used to greatly minimize false signals. Continue reading