Special Issue "Technical Analysis of Financial Markets"

A special issue of Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). This special issue belongs to the section "Financial Technology and Innovation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Reza Tajaddini
Guest Editor
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
Interests: Technical Analysis of Stock Markets, Cultural Finance and Economics; Real Estate Investment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Technical analysis investigates the price movement and patterns of security. It is based on the belief that all known information about a financial security is reflected in its price and volume. By scrutinizing a security's past price action, investors hope to anticipate what is likely to happen to prices.

Participants in different financial markets widely use technical analysis to forecast future price trends; however, technical analysis has not received substantial support by academics. This Special Issue strives to provide a platform for a more in-depth discussion about the theoretical and empirical implications of technical analysis in financial markets.

This Special Issue invites submissions that expand our understanding of technical analysis performance in equity, currency, and cryptocurrency markets. The topics covered in this Special Issue will include but are not limited to:

  • Technical vs. fundamental analysis;
  • Technical analysis tools and financial decision-making during periods of high market volatility;
  • Applications of machine learning tools and computational intelligence techniques in analyzing financial market trends;
  • Stock market trading rules based on pattern recognition;
  • Market trend prediction using hybrid methods.

Dr. Reza Tajaddini
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Technical analysis
  • Machine learning methods
  • Pattern recognition
  • Trend-following and mean‐reversal indicators
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Stock selection method
  • Efficient market

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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