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Technically Speaking: Market Indicators

Bullish Percent Index

March 21, 2015 by Wayne A. Thorp , CFA

How to read the signals of a multipurpose indicator based on point & figure charts to identify possible overbought and oversold conditions, as well as possible market tops and bottoms.

Net New Highs

December 20, 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp , CFA

Tracking the cumulative net new highs can help you identify changes in momentum as possible market reversals.

McClellan Summation Index

September 20, 2014 by Wayne A. Thorp , CFA

A running total of the McClellan Oscillator values, the McClellan Summation Index is a market breadth indicator used for medium- and long-term trading.

McClellan Oscillator

June 21, 2014 by CI Staff

Measuring the momentum of net advancing issues, the McClellan Oscillator can indicate possible trend reversals in market indexes.

The Put-Call Ratio

Fourth Quarter 2010 by CI Staff

An explanation of a sentiment indicator that can signal potential market tops and bottoms.

CBOE’s Volatility Index (VIX)

Third Quarter 2010 by CI Staff

An explanation of the so-called “fear gauge” and how it has fared in recent years.