Custom Screener User Guide for Investar Users

Now you can create your own custom scans with Investar. Custom Screener is a tool to help you scan stocks broken out of various technical levels or satisfying certain indicator critera that you’ve customized and built during your experience with stock markets & technical analysis. Investar’s Custom Screener encompasses all the flexibility requested by our users to provide custom, accurate & fast stock scans as well as retaining the auto-updating nature of our pre-defined scans that users are so much used to. Our motto is to help the trader/investor to find new stock ideas in the market whether you are an intraday trader, short-term swing trader or long-term investor.

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Investar Drawing Tools

Technical drawing tools play an important role in analyzing charts and are an important part of any Technical Analyst’s tool set. Drawing tools help you in your technical analysis, market timing, locating support and resistance levels in recognizing price patterns, confirming trends and much more. With Investar drawing tools, you may draw Trend Lines, Fibonacci Retracement, Fibonacci Fan, Andrew’s Pitchfork, Gann Fans, and other vital studies.

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Fibonacci Retracements : How to use Fibonacci Retracements

Fibonacci retracement is a method of technical analysis for determining support and resistance levels. Fibonacci retracement is based on the possibility that markets will retrace a predictable portion of a move, after which they will continue to move in the original direction. The Fibonacci retracements example can be valuable for swing traders to distinguish reversals on a stock chart. They are named after their use of the Fibonacci sequence. Continue reading

How to use MACD

Moving average convergence/divergence- MACD is one of the most reliable trading indicator used in technical analysis, created by Gerald Appel in the late 1970s. MACD indicator demonstrates the duration of a trend, strength, direction, and momentum of the price changes which helps in foreseeing a perfect entry/exit point for a trade. 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

Importance of Trend in Technical Analysis

Trend is one of the most important concepts to understand in Technical Analysis and this post explains why. Trend is defined in Technical Analysis as the direction of the market and can be of three types: uptrend, downtrend and sideways trend. If the direction of the market is upward, the market is said to be in an uptrend; if it is downward, it is in a downtrend and if you can classify it neither upward nor downward or rather fluctuating between two levels, then the market is said to be in a sideways trend. Continue reading

About Oscillating and Trending Indicators

Often times, I find traders use technical indicators and follow their Buy/Sell signals blindly, without really understanding how that indicator is to be used. One of the first thing you have to know when you use an indicator is to know what category it falls in. The majority of indicators out there are either the oscillating or trending type. Continue reading