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From the Weekend Report 11/12/2010: Since the previous week the phase of the oscillator around the 200 bar average is almost unchanged.

Recent Averages with Candlestick Chart. of Costco Wholesale Corporation
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This page looks at the predictive abilities of different methods of averaging applied to COST stock prices. 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 COST stock price trend evaluation is tested on the next page.

Green is the 20 bar moving average, while the 200 session average is red. Often the simple unweighted moving averages seen in this plot will give a more accurate indicator, with fewer false signals than some of the supposedly more sophisticated techniques that we test below. 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 Costco Wholesale Corporation
Companies In the News
Monday, November 15, 2010: We have news on PG&E Corporation, ticker symbol PCG. A significant moving average event has happened. Also, there are breaking events concerning Cree, Inc. and Abbott Laboratories.

From the News Archive: (11/12/2010 ) A favorable event happened at PetSmart, Inc. Meanwhile, bad news came from Intel, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and JP Morgan Chase.




MACD analysis can use any of an infinite number of averaging methods and coefficients. Also, many analysts add a trigger line which is 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 - 27 instances
Future30SesAvgClose -0.55 % minus 0.85 % = -1.39 %-11.81 %
Future5SesAvgClose -0.20 % minus 0.17 % = -0.38 %-19.09 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.44 % minus 0.09 % = 0.35 %44.78 %
Sell Signals - 27 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.89 % minus 0.85 % = 0.04 %0.37 %
Future5SesAvgClose -0.22 % minus 0.17 % = -0.39 %-19.70 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.18 % minus 0.09 % = 0.09 %11.87 %
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Moving Avg. 5/20 DivergenceSignaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 191 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.78 % minus 0.85 % = 0.93 %7.89 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.60 % minus 0.17 % = 0.43 %21.74 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.33 % minus 0.09 % = 0.24 %30.43 %
Sell Signals - 192 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.99 % minus 0.85 % = 0.14 %1.21 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.14 % minus 0.17 % = -0.03 %-1.73 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.02 % minus 0.09 % = -0.07 %-8.76 %
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Moving Avg. 5/200 DivergenceSignaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 48 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.53 % minus 0.85 % = -0.31 %-2.65 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.11 % minus 0.17 % = -0.06 %-3.24 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.05 % minus 0.09 % = -0.04 %-5.10 %
Sell Signals - 48 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.13 % minus 0.85 % = -0.72 %-6.09 %
Future5SesAvgClose -0.32 % minus 0.17 % = -0.50 %-25.17 %
Future2SesAvgClose -0.22 % minus 0.09 % = -0.31 %-39.11 %
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MACD 12/26 DivergenceSignaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 608 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.89 % minus 0.85 % = 0.05 %0.40 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.08 % minus 0.17 % = -0.10 %-4.83 %
Future2SesAvgClose -0.05 % minus 0.09 % = -0.14 %-17.30 %
Sell Signals - 609 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.26 % minus 0.85 % = 0.41 %3.47 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.39 % minus 0.17 % = 0.22 %11.01 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.21 % minus 0.09 % = 0.13 %15.99 %
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MACD 12/26 SignalSignaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 825 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.10 % minus 0.85 % = 0.25 %2.13 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.23 % minus 0.17 % = 0.06 %2.94 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.12 % minus 0.09 % = 0.04 %4.47 %
Sell Signals - 825 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.03 % minus 0.85 % = 0.18 %1.53 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.17 % minus 0.17 % = -0.01 %-0.38 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.05 % minus 0.09 % = -0.04 %-4.86 %
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Calibrated M by Q Half Cycle Moving Avg.Signaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 379 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.01 % minus 0.85 % = 0.16 %1.38 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.21 % minus 0.17 % = 0.04 %2.02 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.05 % minus 0.09 % = -0.04 %-4.50 %
Sell Signals - 378 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.47 % minus 0.85 % = 0.63 %5.30 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.39 % minus 0.17 % = 0.21 %10.90 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.12 % minus 0.09 % = 0.03 %3.87 %
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Calibrated M by Q Full Cycle Moving Avg.Signaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 242 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.81 % minus 0.85 % = -0.03 %-0.27 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.39 % minus 0.17 % = 0.21 %10.87 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.30 % minus 0.09 % = 0.22 %27.37 %
Sell Signals - 242 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 1.07 % minus 0.85 % = 0.23 %1.92 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.29 % minus 0.17 % = 0.12 %6.09 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.03 % minus 0.09 % = -0.05 %-6.83 %
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Projected Crossing of SMA 20/200.Signaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 33 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.19 % minus 0.85 % = -0.65 %-5.53 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.42 % minus 0.17 % = 0.25 %12.52 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.07 % minus 0.09 % = -0.02 %-2.09 %
Sell Signals - 33 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.65 % minus 0.85 % = -0.19 %-1.63 %
Future5SesAvgClose -0.13 % minus 0.17 % = -0.30 %-15.21 %
Future2SesAvgClose -0.33 % minus 0.09 % = -0.41 %-52.57 %
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Projected Crossing of SMA 5/20.Signaled Appreciation minus non-signaled AppreciationAnnualized %
Buy Signals - 198 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.88 % minus 0.85 % = 0.03 %0.26 %
Future5SesAvgClose 0.33 % minus 0.17 % = 0.15 %7.75 %
Future2SesAvgClose 0.07 % minus 0.09 % = -0.02 %-2.43 %
Sell Signals - 198 instances
Future30SesAvgClose 0.37 % minus 0.85 % = -0.47 %-4.00 %
Future5SesAvgClose -0.13 % minus 0.17 % = -0.30 %-15.37 %
Future2SesAvgClose -0.15 % minus 0.09 % = -0.24 %-30.50 %
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The best buy signal for 30 future sessions was 0.93 % from the Moving Avg. 5/20 Divergence,and the best sell signal for was -0.72 % from the Moving Avg. 5/200 Divergence.
For 5 future sessions the best buy signal was 0.43 % from the Moving Avg. 5/20 Divergence,and the best sell signal was -0.50 % from the Moving Avg. 5/200 Divergence.
The best buy signal for 2 future sessions was 0.35 % from the Moving Avg. 20/200 Divergence,and the best sell signal was -0.41 % from the Projected Crossing of SMA 20/200..



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