Technical Analysis from A to Z

The Technical Indicators

Technical Analysis from A to Z explains 140 technical indicators to help you become a better investor. The book provides insights into each of the indicators complete with sample charts. Almost all of the indicators also include step-by-step instructions and tables of sample data to show how they are calculated.

The principles behind technical analysis (e.g., supply-and-demand, fear-and-greed, etc) are timeless and could be applied in the days of bartering just as they can be applied in the era of high-speed internet trading.

Absolute Breadth Index
Accumulation/Distribution Line
Accumulation Swing Index
Advance/Decline Line
Advance/Decline Ratio
Advancing-Declining Issues
Advancing Volume
Andrews' Pitchfork
Arms Index (TRIN)
Average True Range
Bar Charts
Bollinger Bands
Breadth Thrust
Bull/Bear Ratio
Candlesticks, Japanese (42 patterns)
Chaikin Money Flow
Chaikin Oscillator
Chande Momentum Oscillator
Commodity Channel Index
Commodity Selection Index1
Correlation Analysis1
Cumulative Volume Index
Declining Volume
Demand Index2
Detrended Price Oscillator
Directional Movement1
Dow Theory
Dynamic Momentum Index
Ease Of Movement
Efficient Market Theory
Elliott Wave Theory
Envelopes (Trading Bands)
Fibonacci Arcs
Fibonacci Fans
Fibonacci Time Zones
Forecast Oscillator
Four Percent Model
Fourier Transform2
Fundamental Analysis
Gann Angles (Lines)
Gann Grids
Herrick Payoff Index2
Interest Rates
Intraday Momentum Index
Kagi Charts
Klinger Oscillator
Large Block Ratio
Line Charts
Linear Regression Indicator
Linear Regression Trendlines
Linear Regression Slope
Market Facilitation Index
Mass Index
McClellan Oscillator
McClellan Summation Index
Median Price
Member Short Ratio
Mesa Sine Wave2
Money Flow Index
Moving Averages
  Exponential Moving Averages
  Simple Moving Averages
  Time Series Moving Averages
  Triangular Moving Averages
  Variable Moving Averages
  Volume-Adjusted Moving Averages
  Weighted Moving Averages
Negative Volume Index
New Highs-Lows Cumulative
New Highs-New Lows
New Highs/Lows Ratio
Odd Lot Balance Index
Odd Lot Purchases/Sales
Odd Lot Short Ratio
Odds Probability Cones2
On Balance Volume
Open Interest
Open-10 TRIN
Option Analysis
  Put/Call Price
Parabolic SAR
  Head and Shoulders
  Rounding Tops and Bottoms
  Double Tops and Bottoms
Percent Retracement
Point And Figure
Polarized Fractal Efficiency2
Positive Volume Index
Price And Volume Trend
Price Channel
Price Oscillator
Price Rate-Of-Change
Projection Bands
Projection Oscillator
Public Short Ratio
Puts/Calls Ratio
Quadrant Lines
Raff Regression Channel
Random Walk Index2
Range Indicator
Relative Momentum Index
Relative Strength, Comparative
Relative Strength Index1
Relative Volatility Index
Speed Resistance Lines
Standard Deviation
Standard Deviation Channel
Standard Error1
Standard Error Bands
Standard Error Channel
Stochastic Momentum Index
Stochastic Oscillator
Swing Index1
Three Line Break
Time Series Forecast
Tirone Levels
Total Short Ratio
Trade Volume Index
Trading Bands (Envelopes)
Typical Price
Ultimate Oscillator1
Unchanged Volume
Upside/Downside Ratio
Upside-Downside Volume
Vertical Horizontal Filter
Volatility, Chaikin's
Volume Oscillator
Volume Rate-Of-Change
Weighted Close
Wilder's Smoothing
Williams' Accumulation/Distribution
Williams' %R
Zig Zag


1The calculation of this indicator is too complex to present in a book. The calculation is included in the A to Z Companion Spreadsheet.
2The calculation of this indicator is too complex to present in a book or spreadsheet.