Welcome to EV's point and figures. This blog is dedicated to the use of point and figure charts in technical analysis.
Although P&F first appeared in charts in the 1930's, it is an often overlooked techique for analysing stocks and charts. A poor relation compared to line and bar charts and their range of momentum indicators. Yet few charts provide a clearer picture of the daily battle between bulls and bears for market control.
Like most methods, it should not be used in isolation. It should form part of an analysts 'tool box' and be used with other techniques to help form an overall view.
The charts that appear on this blog and any accompanying comments are purely for information purposes only - my own personal take on where the prices may be heading. They do not constitute investment advice.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
NYSE Bullish Percent Index
Eg: 100 stocks in an index, 50 on new PF buy signals, bullish percent = 50%.
Changes in the index up and down can only come from the FIRST buy signal given off the bottom. That's what is recorded and all subseqent buy signals are not counted.
Eg: 100 stocks in an index, index at 50%
Over the next week 12 stocks give new PF buy signals, 10 give new PF sell signals
= a net 2% more stocks on buy signal
As each box represents 2%, a net 2% change allows the chart to rise one box.
You use the same 3 box reversal methodology as for normal PF charts, so here it takes a (3x2%) 6% net buy/sell signal to reverse a column upwards/downwards. As a general rule, areas above 70% and below 30% are the two extremes. Above 70% is overbought and below 30% is oversold.