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Dave Landry

Dave Landry has been trading the markets since the early 1990s and is the author of three books on trading. He founded Sentive Trading LLC in 1995 and since then has been providing ongoing consulting and education on market technicals. He is a member of the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts and was a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) from 1995 to 2009.

Market not firing on all cylinders

Unless you’re blindly indexing, you can’t take indexes at face value—you have to dig deeper. You can accomplish this by using market indicators such as the advance/decline line, percent of stocks above their 200-day moving averages, and so forth....

How to identify a market turning point

I’ve seen quite a few presentations where numerous buy and sells are marked up on a chart, yet the longer-term trend is plain as day(light). Simply stated, for uptrends this means the lows of the price bars are greater than the moving average. My...

See the light

And then, there was light There’s nothing magical about moving averages, but they can help keep you on the right side of the market. Since all price-based indicators have lag, I like to look for patterns in price itself. With moving averages, I like to...

The trend-following play

Setting the stage The major U.S. indexes have been stuck in a range for months. What’s worse is that the broad-based Russell 2000 remains relatively unchanged for over a year. The S&P 500 range is roughly 100 points, between 1,975 and 2,075. The...