Simply stated, Nasdaq Dorsey Wright focuses on the "price" of a security because it is the ultimate determinant of supply and demand in the marketplace. When you cut through all the red tape on Wall Street, what moves equity prices is supply and demand. It is nothing more than Economics 101. We know why produce rotates in and out of the market each season; we don't buy summer squash in the winter or winter squash in the summer. The same forces that move prices in the supermarket move the stock market. When all is said and done, if there are more buyers than sellers willing to sell, the price will move higher. If there are more sellers than buyers willing to buy, the price will move lower. Analyzing the price action of a security can yield important information as to what is winning the battle for that security — supply or demand.
The point and figure methodology is a logical organized way of recording the forces of supply and demand. Nasdaq Dorsey Wright has taken this time-tested approach and given it new life by applying technology. Relative Strength — analyzing the performance of investment options against one another — is a valuable offshoot of Point & Figure.
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