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FTSE Technical Analysis

Three charts to show you today:
Here is a Weekly showing the gently sloping DOWNTREND LINE that can be placed above the lower highs since the failure/high in October 2007.

What this shows is that the recent rise has taken us up a key juncture. This has pretty much defined the recent highs TO THE TICK.
The next chart

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Futures Roll-over – How it works

Our clients who trade Spread Bet and CFDs often seem rather perplexed around this time because the Futures are rolling over and all the talk is of “expiry”, “triple witching”, “quadruple witching”, “roll-over”, “new front month”, “rolling off the board”, “options expiry” and the like.
The Spread betting firms have simplified things over the years so you can trade something

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FTSE Technical Analysis – 22nd January

Below are some “general thoughts” on the FTSE that I sent out to our “Pro” client base this morning:

I was sticking with the trend until yesterday, and looking for levels like 5400 in FTSE Futures and 1127 in the S&P Futures to hold firm. Alas they didn’t.

Obama changed all that.

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Technical Analysis of FTSE, Gold and other things that are flying high!

At FuturesTechs we analyse 28 different markets each day and give our trading clients regular up to date analysis on the current thinking and market’s state of mind. We look at Bonds, Forex, Commodities and Equities. At the moment Stock Markets are the most interesting, providing the biggest conundrum for traders and operators.
We believe

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FTSE Trading using Levels

We often get asked “How can I use your product?”
FuturesTechs provides support and resistance levels to professional traders across a range of different Futures markets. They use our levels as the basis of their day trading.
Unfortunately I often come across traders using them in different ways, so it’s tough to give a definitive answer to that question.

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The Sentiment Cycle – An interesting perspective


The first speaker on the  Society of Technical Analysts (STA) annual diploma course, at least for the last few years, has been Julian McCree, who always extolls the idea of Market Sentiment, and in particular the Sentiment Cycle, a theory developed by Justin Mamis (author of The Nature of Risk, Stock Market Survival and

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