Talking Technically

Talking Technically

Experts in the field of Technical Analysis explain the concepts, technical indicators, and overlays they use in their charts analysis. This series also shows you how
to use these tools on the site.

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Talking Technically
  • Market Summary Page | John Murphy

    John explains how he uses the Market Summary page to find out what is leading the market up or down so that he can take a closer look at those parts. He shows you how he combines the table view and chart view to get a clearer picture of the market.

  • Price Support and Resistance | Tom Bowley

    One of the most important aspects of technical analysis is identifying and establishing price support and resistance. Tom looks through several charts to show how he identifies support and resistance levels,

  • Simple Moving Average (SMA) | Mary Ellen McGonagle

    Mary Ellen reviews Simple Moving Averages (SMA) which are smoothed out lines of a prior time period. She demonstrates what they look like and mean on a chart.

  • Divergences | Tom Bowley

    Divergences occur when price action is telling you one thing, but your momentum oscillators are showing the opposite. Tom shares examples to help you understand what to look for in your charts.

  • Assest Classes in RRG | Julius de Kempenaer

    Running a Relative Rotation Graph for various asset classes is simple on StockCharts, and Julius -the creator of RRGs- walks you through the set up.

  • MarketCarpets | John Murphy

    John sits down to explain how he uses MarketCarpets - not so much to see how individual sectors are doing, but to dig deeper to find what specific stocks are driving those moves.

  • Seasonality | Tom Bowley

    Seasonality is a great tool that can be combined with other forms of technical analysis. In this video Tom demonstrates how to use the seasonality tool on StockCharts and how seasonality looks on a chart.

  • Volume by Price | Greg Schnell, CMT

    Volume by Price is an overlay you can add to your chart. It places volume bars behind the price, allowing you to quickly visualize possible support and resistance areas.

  • Overlays On Indicators | Greg Schnell, CMT

    A cool feature of StockCharts is the ability to add an overlay to an indicator; such as a moving average on the RSI, or a horizontal line on the SCTR. Greg shows you how to set it up, including changing colors.

  • Drilling Down From SPX to Stocks | Julius de Kempenaer

    Relative Rotation Graphs can be used very effectively to drill down from higher levels on the asset allocation pyramid and then to individual stocks. Julius de Kempenaer, creator of the Relative Rotation Graph, shows you how.

  • Volume | Mary Ellen McGonagle

    Mary Ellen highlights the power of paying attention to the volume that a stock displays on any given day. As she explains, the volume levels can be telling you that institutions are supporting it or selling it based on the levels.

  • Reversing Candlesticks | Tom Bowley

    Candlesticks are a great visual aid in identifying key reversal areas on a chart. Tom demonstrates this by showing a bearish engulfing and a hammer candle on a chart.

  • Support and Resistance | John Murphy

    John talks with you about how he uses support and resistance to determine when the market has gone too far and may be due for a pull back, or may be due for a rally.

  • Chaikin Money Flow | Greg Schnell, CMT

    Developed by Marc Chaikin, Chaikin Money Flow measures the amount of Money Flow Volume over a specific period. Money Flow Volume forms the basis for the Accumulation Distribution Line.

  • Relative Strength Index (RSI) | Arthur Hill, CMT

    What is the perfect indicator setting? There is no such thing. As Arthur explains, you need to adjust the settings for what you are looking for and he uses RSI as an example.

  • Relative Strength | David Keller, CMT

    Relative strength is the idea of looking at a ratio of one stock or security as compared to something else. Which is different from the relative strength index as David explains, and shows you in charts.

  • Moving Averages | Arthur Hill, SMT

    Moving averages are one of the most popular tools in technical analysis, but folks often struggle with what the proper settings should be. Arthur explains what his favorite moving average indicator is, how he sets it up and what he looks for.

  • EMA or SMA? That is the question | Arthur Hill, CMT

    Arthur is frequently asked whether he prefers an Exponential Moving Average (EMA) or a Simple Moving Average (SMA). Arthur explains why which one you choose depends on your trading style.

  • Divergences | Arthur Hill, CMT

    Arthur explains why you need to be picky when looking for divergences in your charts, and why you should ignore them most of the time.

  • Fibonacci Retracements | David Keller, CMT

    The Fibonacci relationship is a mathematical phenomenon using a sequence of numbers leading to the golden ratio of 1.68. David explains how this is used in technical analysis.

  • Rotation of Currencies Using RRGs | Juilius de Kempenaer

    You can use RRGs on StockCharts to show the rotation of currencies. As Julius -the creator of Relative Rotation Graphs- explains, you must be careful since currencies are always a relative, so he shows you how to set them up and what to look out for.

  • Keltner Channels | Greg Schnell, CMT

    Keltner Channels are volatility-based envelopes set above and below an exponential moving average. This indicator is similar to Bollinger Bands, which use the standard deviation to set the bands. Instead of using the standard deviation, Keltner Channels use the Average True Range (ATR) to set cha...

  • Candlesticks: When to Use Them and When to Ignore Them | Arthur Hill, CMT

    A big part of technical analysis is learning when you need to ignore indicators and why. Arthur explains this important topic using candlesticks.

  • Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) | Erin Swenlin

    Developed by Carl Swenlin, the DecisionPoint Price Momentum Oscillator (PMO) is an oscillator based on a Rate of Change (ROC) calculation that is smoothed twice with exponential moving averages that use a custom smoothing process.