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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.