Dancing with the Trend

January 2015

Dancing with the Trend

Know Thyself

by Greg Morris

Welcome to being human!  Do you really know that person you see while shaving or applying makeup?  If you are going to be a successful investor/trader, you better get to know him/her and know them really well – like the back of your hand.  As a human being, you were born with some unusual traits that most of us cannot override or rid ourselves of, such as keeping your eyes open when you sneeze or blinking periodically.  While these have nothing to do with the market, they do serve as a lead into the human frailties known as heuristics.  As an adjective, heuristic Read More 

Dancing with the Trend

The Many Faces of Technical Analysts

by Greg Morris

After 40+ years as a technical analyst I have found that this breed of folks comes in my sizes and flavors.  I can write about each of them simply because I have at one time or another been there, done that.  In doing this I’ll share some stories along with the usual strong opinions.  I always like to set a goal for an article, so this one is just trying to share an awareness that you may or may not know.  In fact, I’m not sure this even qualifies as an article. Newbie Probably self-explanatory, however a newbie can originate Read More 

Dancing with the Trend

Advance Decline Ratio Indicators (Chapter 5 - CGMBI)

by Greg Morris

Here is the latest "Preview" chapter update from my upcoming book "The Complete Guide to Market Breadth Indicators - Second Edition"  I am in the process of re-writing the original version using charts from StockCharts.com.  As I complete a chapter (or most of a chapter) I will post it here in my blog.  For future reference, just remember that all of these "preview" chapters will have the letters "CGMBI" in the title. I've started with Chapter 5 because it contains the fewest breath indicators and charts which allowed us to Read More 

Dancing with the Trend

Do Markets Trend? Why?

by Greg Morris

For the last couple of decades I have classified myself as a trend follower.  Mind you, this is not market timing.  Market timing involves guessing at tops and bottoms.  A trend follower will NEVER get in at the bottom or out at the top.  It depends on how quickly his/her trend measures identify a trend that determines when to go long after a bottom and exit after a top.  I need to quickly clarify that I do not participate in the downside, only long positions, with cash being such a position in down markets.   Let’s first talk about some Read More