Sample CoT Report

Basics of Commitment of Traders Report

03/27/2013 Editorial Team 0

Commitment of Traders report or COT report for short is a weekly report published by the CFTC for mandatory disclosure of trade positions from the institutional traders. Often considered to level the playing field, the CoT report is published every Friday for data from the previous Tuesday.

Schaff Trend Cycle Indicator

Introduction to Schaff Trend Cycle

03/25/2013 Editorial Team 0

The Schaff Trend Cycle was discovered by Doug Schaff and is used to identify cycles within the market. Relatively new, having been discovered in 2008, the STC represents overbought/oversold market conditions and is known to be leading, compared to the MACD to identify potential changes in cycles within a trend.

Williams Percent Range Indicator

Introduction to Williams Percent Range Indicator

03/23/2013 Editorial Team 0

The Williams Percent Range indicator or %R is a momentum oscillator and works similar to Stochastics, with a small difference and is considered as a leading indicator. The %Range indicator does not have the smoothing factor which can be seen with Stochastics oscillator.

Average True Range Indicator

Introduction to Average True Range

03/21/2013 Editorial Team 0

The Average True Range is a technical analysis indicator, developed by J. Welles Wilder. It is used to measure market volatility and works as an oscillator. The ATR is calculated based on the price’s true range (the high and the low prices) and represents market noise.

The Stochastics Oscillator

Trading with Stochastics Oscillator

03/19/2013 Editorial Team 0

The Stochastics oscillator is a technical analysis tool, developed by Dr. George Lane. It is used to measure overbought and oversold conditions in the markets. Learn the basics of Stochastics Oscillator and how to use this indicator in technical analysis of the markets.

Relative Strength Index - Momentum Oscillator

Trading with Relative Strength Index

03/17/2013 Editorial Team 0

Introduction to Relative Strength Index or RSI, a technical analysis oscillator used to identify overbought and oversold conditions in the markets. The RSI indicator is a momentum indicator and was developed by J. Welles Wilder a market technical analyst. Read more on the RSI technical indicator.