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Technical Indicators

  1. What's the difference between Chaikin Money Flow (CMF) and Money Flow Index (MFI)?

  2. What's the difference between on-balance volume (OBV) and accumulation/distribution?

  3. What's the difference between moving average and weighted moving average?

  4. What's the difference between Bollinger Bands® and Keltner Channels?

  5. What is the McGinley Dynamic?

  6. What's the difference between consumer confidence and consumer sentiment?

  7. Given the below information, all of the following statements are FALSE regarding this existing margin account EXCEPT:

  8. What is the Coppock curve?

  9. What is the difference between return on equity and return on capital?

  10. A customer has the following in his long margin account. Market value: $18,000, debit balance: $10,000 and SMA: $2,000. How much of the SMA may be used to purchase additional securities?

  11. What technical tools can I use to measure momentum?

  12. What is the "random walk theory" and what does it mean for investors?

  13. How are moving averages used in trading?

  14. What is the difference between a simple moving average and an exponential moving average?

  15. What is a gatekeeper?

  16. What is the difference between a logarithmic price scale and a linear one?

  17. Would a slow stochastic be effective in day trading?

  18. Use the following information about a customer’s margin account to answer the question.

  19. I keep hearing about the 50-day, 100-day and 200-day moving averages. What do they mean, how do they differ from each other, and what causes them to act as support or resistance?

  20. Where do I place my target when the price of a stock breaks out of a technical chart pattern?

  21. What is the put-call ratio and why should I pay attention to it?

  22. What is relative strength?

  23. What do the bracketed numbers following a technical indicator mean?

  24. Does a strong trend (ADX > = 40) cause an increase in volatility?

  25. How is the Parabolic SAR used in trading?

  26. What does it mean to use technical divergence in trading?

  27. What do you call a candlestick with no shadows, and what does it mean?

  28. What is the difference between fast and slow stochastics in technical analysis?

  29. Why does a crisis in emerging markets cause U.S. Treasury yields to decrease?

  30. What is Fibonacci retracement, and where do the ratios that are used come from?

  31. What do the different colored candlesticks mean?

  32. What is the pitchfork indicator that I keep hearing about, and how do I use it?

  33. How do I calculate forex pivot points?

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