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From the Weekend Report 11/12/2010: Phase three, the next to the last of the 200 session moving average phases, is now in effect as the price is diverging in a downward direction from the average line.

COF:  Recent Averages with Candlestick Chart.
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Different ways of averaging are tested on COF stock prices for their ability to predict trend movements. An infinite selection of moving average techniques is available, including but not limited to moving weighted and exponentional averages and MACD indicators of various flavors.

Unfortunately, some of the most popular indicators of this type can prove to be the worst forcasting indicators. The effectiveness of these methods as applied to COF stock price trend evaluation is tested on the next page.

Red is the 200 bar SMA and Green is the 20 bar average. The Simple Moving Averages above are un-weighted. While unsophisticated, they frequently yield better results than some of the more highly tuned methods examined in following sections. Commonly, speculators will use exponential averages or weighting techniques to emphasize the most recent data. But past a certain point, such front weighting can dramatically increase false signals. Norman G. Fosback has noted that legitimate signals of this sort will normally be evident through a variety of averaging methods.




Moving Average Convergence of Capital One Financial Corp.
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MACD analysis would appear perfect for overtuning, since it may use any of an infinite number of averaging methods and coefficients. In addition to crossover signals from various moving averages, analysts frequently add a trigger line based on some average of the first two averages. Here we depict the results of 12 and 26 session Exponential Moving Averages. The exponential coefficient used here is .18. There is nothing magic about these parameters, but these are frequently seen.

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Moving Avg. 20/200 DivergenceSignaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 17 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.48 % minus 1.59 % = -1.11 %-9.40 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.99 % minus 0.33 % = 0.66 %33.37 %
Future2SesAvgClose 1.02 % minus 0.17 % = 0.85 %108.12 %
Sell Signals - 16 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.48 % minus 1.59 % = -1.11 %-9.36 %
Future5SesAvgClose -0.40 % minus 0.33 % = -0.74 %-37.35 %
Future2SesAvgClose -0.03 % minus 0.17 % = -0.21 %-26.14 %
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Moving Avg. 5/20 DivergenceSignaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 110 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.99 % minus 1.59 % = -0.59 %-5.02 %
Future5SesAvgClose -0.03 % minus 0.33 % = -0.36 %-18.45 %
Future2SesAvgClose -0.11 % minus 0.17 % = -0.28 %-35.45 %
Sell Signals - 110 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.73 % minus 1.59 % = -0.85 %-7.22 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.24 % minus 0.33 % = -0.09 %-4.49 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.47 % minus 0.17 % = 0.30 %37.68 %
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Moving Avg. 5/200 DivergenceSignaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 29 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 2.08 % minus 1.59 % = 0.50 %4.21 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.36 % minus 0.33 % = 0.03 %1.62 %
Future2SesAvgClose -0.24 % minus 0.17 % = -0.41 %-52.53 %
Sell Signals - 28 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 3.12 % minus 1.59 % = 1.54 %13.02 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.94 % minus 0.33 % = 0.61 %31.03 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.14 % minus 0.17 % = -0.03 %-4.07 %
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MACD 12/26 DivergenceSignaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 378 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.36 % minus 1.59 % = -0.22 %-1.88 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.41 % minus 0.33 % = 0.08 %3.86 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.27 % minus 0.17 % = 0.10 %12.31 %
Sell Signals - 378 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.57 % minus 1.59 % = -0.02 %-0.16 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.18 % minus 0.33 % = -0.15 %-7.83 %
Future2SesAvgClose -0.08 % minus 0.17 % = -0.25 %-32.25 %
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MACD 12/26 SignalSignaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 512 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.77 % minus 1.59 % = 0.19 %1.57 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.29 % minus 0.33 % = -0.04 %-2.22 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.13 % minus 0.17 % = -0.04 %-5.20 %
Sell Signals - 512 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.93 % minus 1.59 % = 0.35 %2.92 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.70 % minus 0.33 % = 0.37 %18.63 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.49 % minus 0.17 % = 0.32 %40.47 %
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Calibrated M by Q Half Cycle Moving Avg.Signaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 206 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.36 % minus 1.59 % = -0.23 %-1.94 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.23 % minus 0.33 % = -0.11 %-5.39 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.11 % minus 0.17 % = -0.07 %-8.31 %
Sell Signals - 207 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.73 % minus 1.59 % = 0.14 %1.19 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.41 % minus 0.33 % = 0.08 %3.89 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.35 % minus 0.17 % = 0.18 %23.06 %
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Calibrated M by Q Full Cycle Moving Avg.Signaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 140 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.90 % minus 1.59 % = -0.69 %-5.83 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.35 % minus 0.33 % = 0.02 %1.11 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.32 % minus 0.17 % = 0.15 %19.22 %
Sell Signals - 141 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.91 % minus 1.59 % = -0.67 %-5.70 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.04 % minus 0.33 % = -0.29 %-14.97 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.03 % minus 0.17 % = -0.14 %-17.60 %
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Projected Crossing of SMA 20/200.Signaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 28 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 2.25 % minus 1.59 % = 0.66 %5.59 %
Future5SesAvgClose 2.13 % minus 0.33 % = 1.79 %91.18 %
Future2SesAvgClose 1.76 % minus 0.17 % = 1.59 %201.69 %
Sell Signals - 17 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.92 % minus 1.59 % = 0.34 %2.86 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.34 % minus 0.33 % = 0.00 %0.16 %
Future2SesAvgClose -0.03 % minus 0.17 % = -0.20 %-25.40 %
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Projected Crossing of SMA 5/20.Signaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 126 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.40 % minus 1.59 % = -0.18 %-1.54 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.24 % minus 0.33 % = -0.09 %-4.71 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.18 % minus 0.17 % = 0.01 %1.30 %
Sell Signals - 120 instances
Future30SesAvgClose -0.01 % minus 1.59 % = -1.60 %-13.54 %
Future5SesAvgClose -0.12 % minus 0.33 % = -0.45 %-22.84 %
Future2SesAvgClose -0.14 % minus 0.17 % = -0.31 %-39.96 %
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The best buy signal for 30 future sessions was 0.66 % from the Projected Crossing of SMA 20/200.,and the best sell signal for was -1.60 % from the Projected Crossing of SMA 5/20..
For 5 future sessions the best buy signal was 1.79 % from the Projected Crossing of SMA 20/200.,and the best sell signal was -0.74 % from the Moving Avg. 20/200 Divergence.
The best buy signal for 2 future sessions was 1.59 % from the Projected Crossing of SMA 20/200.,and the best sell signal was -0.31 % from the Projected Crossing of SMA 5/20..



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