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The Redheaded Stepchild of Technical Indicators

September 01, 2010 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , NFLX , AMZN

So I figured I would start off my first blog post with a discussion of something that really doesn't apply to me or my personal investing behavior and that is the art of technical analysis.  While I'm not an active trader and thus don't engage much in technical analysis, I personally believe that technicals are a legitimate trading strategy and often times are actually MORE relevant than fundamentals (how many times have you watched a great company with awesome fundamentals keep falling and falling and falling?).  Having said that, I've noticed that whenever technical indicators are mentioned in the media whether it's on CNBC or The Motley Fool, the one indicator that almost never gets mentioned are Bollinger Bands.  All the time you hear people talk about moving averages, MACD, RSI, DMI, but nobody ever talks about Bollinger Bands.  Why is this the case?  Bollinger Bands to me are the single best indicator when it comes to judging momentum, volatility, and potential future price movements, plus they're so easy to use!    [more]

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