March 25, 2017: New comments S&P500
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Unfortunately the data for indexes like the S&P500 is 15 minutes delayed. However as an alternative and effectively real time, we can use the S&P500 SPY Exchange Traded Fund.
We will display and eventually comment here the 2 and 5 minutes charts and the hourly chart. That way you have a good idea of the overall trend of the market on a real time intra day basis, before making a buy or sell decision during the day.
The bar chart at the top uses 20-period Bollinger bands (light blue), a 50-periods red simple moving average, pivot points calculated on the previous day and the yellow line is the close of the previous day.
Below the price chart we have a short 7-periods RSI (green), tracking the short entry and exit points, overlapped with a slow stochastic (28,5) in red, helping you to find the "medium term" entry and exit points. At the bottom you have the volume bars. The slider at the bottom right corner allows you to zoom in and out of the chart.