Stock TA: Using Multi Time Frame Analysis To Improve Results

Stock TA

Stock TA (Technical Analysis) can be improved with Multi-Time Frame Analysis 

Multi-Time Frame Analysis is the analysis of a market over several timelines. For example, hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, etc.  The more timelines that are in agreement, the sounder the investing strategy and the safer the play. In essence, the idea is to determine the trend over multiple periods.  For example, in the daily timeline, we will look at a minimum of one year’s worth of data and each bar will represent one day’s worth of data. On a weekly chart, we will examine at least 5 years worth of data and each bar will represent a week’s worth of data. On a monthly chart, we will examine 10 years worth of data and each bar represents a month’s worth of data.  The idea is to get as many timelines to agree as possible.

However please remember that at the Tactical Investor,  Mass psychology is the tool we favour the most. We recently found a way to combine the best parts of Technical Analysis with the most important elements of Mass psychology and the end result is the Trend Indicator. This tool predicts the trend in advance and thus provides one with ample time to build up a list of stocks to purchase if the trend is up or a list of stocks to short if the trend is down.

Stock TA for Short to intermediate term traders

Stock TA for Short to intermediate term traders

The focus here can be on the hourly and daily charts.  The goal would, therefore, be to wait until the technical indicators on both the hourly and daily charts are trading in the same ranges. If you are looking to go long, then wait till both are trading in the oversold ranges and vice versa

The focus should be on the weekly and monthly charts. When the picture (technical indicators) on both are trading in sync, this is the best time to open long or short positions.

Chart sources for Stock TA

In our opinion Trading view offers one of the best charting services on the internet for those looking for a paid subscription. While Stockcharts is great, their prices are significantly higher and than those of trading view with more or less the same functionality.

Trading View

Stock Charts good as a free source

Big Charts


Google Charts

Futures traders can go to the following sites

Trading view commodity and futures charts

Final thoughts on Multi-time frame analysis 

Final thoughts on Stock TA via Multi-time frame analysis The Trend is determined by employing trend line analysis. Do not confuse this with what our trend indicator does. The Trend indicator does not work by drawing trend lines; it re-calculates the trend and informs you when to go long and or short in advance of the development. In other words, you open long and or short positions before the masses even catch a whiff that something might be amiss.

Multi-time frame Analysis can be turbocharged if you understand that the main driving force behind the markets is emotions. Most players don’t base their investment decisions on logic; they based them on emotion. Emotions are what drives the markets. Thus if you understand what emotion is gripping the markets you can come out ahead of the crowd.

Bonus info on the Market July 2019

The markets are entering into what could be an irrational phase. How is this possible when so many players are sitting out?  The markets today are completely different from those of yesteryear, and so one has to be ready to look at the situation from various angles.  This hypothesis is based on examing the current pool of players that have skin in the game. This group could be getting ahead of themselves;  the investors that are already invested could be over-allocating funds because they have moved from the bullish phase to almost the euphoric stage. We already know that a large percentage are just sitting on the sidelines or betting against the market.

It is not a long term negative development, but if our hypothesis is valid, it could result in a sharp pullback over a short period, as over-exuberant individuals are the first ones to get nervous the moment it looks like the situation is changing.  However, this pullback will be a blessing in disguise as there is not enough firepower to crash the markets, and the sentiment is far from bullish.  Net-Net this is a long term positive development.

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