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Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians, Second Edition by Julie R. Dahlquist, Charles D. Kirkpatrick

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Chapter 18. Confirmation

Chapter Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with

• The methods of plotting volume information on charts

• Traditional general rules for interpreting volume statistics

• The major indexes and oscillators that are designed to use volume information as confirmation

• The concept of open interest and how it might be used for confirmation

• The concept of momentum

• The major indexes and oscillators that use price data

The odds increase that a technical signal is correct if there is confirmation from another unrelated indicator. Charles Dow recognized this concept and used the confirmation of two different price averages before he recognized a legitimate market signal. In the days when only chart ...

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