All posts by Brian Johnson

The Secret Weapon of Technical Analysis

The vast majority of technical indicators perform a computation on the price or volume of an individual security.  While these indicators can provide valuable insights, most traders ignore the most effective type of technical indicators. Market Breadth Indicators Market breadth indicators do not use information based on a single security, they use information based on […]

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Modified Chartmill Value Indicator (MCVI)

I read about this indicator in an article titled “The Chartmill Value Indicator,” which appeared in the January 2013 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities. The article was written by Dirk Vandycke. In the article, Vandycke introduced an interesting oscillator called the Chartmill Value Indicator (CVI). The following article explains the CVI formulas, […]

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The Deadly Double Divergence

Would you be interested in an indicator that has signaled ten market tops since 1966 without a single false signal?  I read about such an indicator in an article titled “Double Divergences in the Advance-Decline Line,” which appeared in the November 2013 issue of Active Trader.  The article was written by Charles Kirkpatrick. In the article, […]

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Price-Volume Ratio Identifies Reversals

Sometimes the simplest ideas work the best.  Before market peaks, shares typically transition from strong (institutional) hands to weak (retail) hands.  Before market troughs, shares usually move from weak hands back into strong hands.  Both of these scenarios result in increased trading volume. Given this premise, I created a simple indicator based on the ratio […]

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Combine Indicators to Identify High-Probability Reversals

I read about this indicator in an article titled “The DMI Stochastic,” which appeared in the January 2013 issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities.  The article was written by Barbara Star.  In the article, Star combined two well-known technical indicators to create an innovative new tool that can be used to identify high-probability reversal […]

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