1. Trading 101: How to Use the Stochastic Oscillator
A lesson from EWI's Jeffrey Kennedy
By Elliott Wave International
The stochastic oscillator is a technical tool that was popularized by George Lane. It is a momentum indicator based on the idea that in an uptrending market the close tends to be near the high of the price bar, and in a downtrending market the close tends to be near the low of the price bar.
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This article was syndicated by Elliott Wave International and was originally published under the headline How to Use the Stochastic Oscillator. EWI is the world's largest market forecasting firm. Its staff of full-time analysts led by Chartered Market Technician Robert Prechter provides 24-hour-a-day market analysis to institutional and private investors around the world.
2. Hot Market Review - E-Mini S&P Sees Bearish Chart Pattern
Jim has an excellent daily newsletter where he reviews different markets, alerts you for potential trades and much more. Included is his great bi-weekly newsletter with charts and a little longer term outlook. We recommend checking out his website, educational CDROM, and services at www.jimwyckoff.com Click on image below to enlarge
See on the daily bar chart for the September e-mini S&P futures that price action this week has seen a good rebound. However, there still exists a big and bearish triple-top reversal pattern that is a technical clue of a market top being in place. Bulls will have to take out strong overhead resistance at the contract high of 2,126.25 to gain fresh power, to then suggest a new and large leg up in prices in the coming weeks. But if recent history plays out again, that stiff overhead resistance will again check the rally... Stay tuned!
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9:00 AM CDT - Construction Spending(Jun)
9:00 AM CDT - ISM Index(Jul)
4:00 PM CDT - Auto & Truck Sales(Jul)
9:00 AM CDT - Factory Orders(Jun)
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6:00 AM CDT - MBA Mortgage Purchase Index
7:15 AM CDT - ADP Employment Change(Jul)
7:30 AM CDT - Trade Balance(Jun)
9:00 AM CDT - ISM Services(Jul)
9:30 AM CDT - API & DOE Energy Stats
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6:30 AM CDT - Challenger Job Cuts(Jul)
7:30 AM CDT - USDA Weekly Export Sales
7:30 AM CDT - Initial Claims-Weekly
9:30 AM CDT - EIA Gas Storage
3:30 PM CDT - Money Supply
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7:30 AM CDT - Nonfarm Payrolls(Jul)
7:30 AM CDT - Unemployment Rate(Jul)
2:00 PM CDT - Consumer Credit(Jun)
LT: Aug Canadian Dollar Options(CME)
Aug Currencies Options(CME)
Aug Live Cattle Options(CME)
Aug US Dollar Index Options(ICE)
Sep Cocoa Options(ICE)
FN: Aug Live Cattle(CME)
LT: Sep Sugar-16(ICE)
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