Conditions and Technical Indicators Defined
Author: jpmorgan
Creation Date: 4/13/2010 2:25 AM
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jpmorgan

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Is there any published resource that clearly defines the Conditions found under the Rules tab in the Strategy Window. I know what strategies I am interested in, but I need to clarify that I am talking to Wealth Lab the way it wants to be told the strategy I wish to implement.

To this end, is there no single source for all of the technical indicators, as well? I could not find any such resource in reviewing all of the Wealth Lab materials.

Thanks in advance for the support for a newcomer!
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Eugene

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To this end, is there no single source for all of the technical indicators, as well?

Yes, it's Wealth-Lab Wiki. See the complete list of standard indicators there: Standard Indicators. Same for TASC Indicators and Community.Indicators.

(A link to the Wiki could be found in the Support section.)
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I could not find any such resource in reviewing all of the Wealth Lab materials.

This is because you probably haven't tried clicking on the "More info..." link on any indicator in the Indicators list?
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jpmorgan

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Eugene, I had noted from my searches prior to posting that you are quite committed and helpful to the entire community, so again, in advance my thanks.

I did your post on a prior related question and your response directing them to the Wiki Index. After having already looked there and not really being satisfied with the way it is presented, not so much the content but presentation, I thought I would post again. I am looking for a reference manual or sorts that I don't need to look at indicator by indicator, or copy and paste all of the content to assemble one. Perhaps I am either not looking in the place, but I would have thought that Fidelity would have put together a compendium of technical matters. I do appreciate this link and it is certainly use, but I was just looking for a different presentation (e.g. a PDF that I can click on the outline and jump to content I am looking for). I am open to any other suggestions or sources. Thanks again.
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Eugene

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Such resource does not exist and (I hope) will not exist. Every month, we're adding new indicators to the Community.Indicators and TASCIndicators. The documentation for Standard indicators gets a change/fix too (albeit rarely.) The Wiki is the perfect medium for the dynamic stuff like that. You're most likely not using indicators on the go, so having a fixed, static PDF contradicts with the idea of change that is brought by the very extensible WL5 platform.

P.S. I'd suggest getting yourself a copy of Robert Colby's eternal classic "Encyclopedia of Technical Market Indicators", or printing the collection of Indicator online help pages to a virtual (PDF) printer driver.