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How to Effectively Work with Trading Price Indicators

In analyzing a chart of trading prices, indicators measure changes in market sentiment — bullish, bearish, and blah. Indicators are only patterns on a chart or arithmetic calculations whose value depends [more…]

Why Technical Analysis Doesn’t Always Work

Stock traders know that technical analysis works because people consistently repeat behaviors under similar circumstances. For example, the technical-analysis concept of a [more…]

How to Find Charting Software for Technical Analysis

You can find charting software to help you with your technical analysis of securities. In fact, a lot of charting software is offered, so spend some time determining what you need from it. Here are the [more…]

How to Analyze Price Bar Trends by Using Relativity

You analyze price bar trends by defining when a downtrend is relatively harmless and when an uptrend is relatively significant. The textbook uptrend is a series of up-day price bars [more…]

How to Avoid Misinterpreting Price Bar Trends

A series of price bars isn’t always trended, of course, but sometimes you can misinterpret what you’re seeing if you aren’t careful. You may see a series of higher highs but forget to make sure that each [more…]

How to Know When Price Bar Reading Doesn’t Work

Reading bar charts isn’t always a clear-cut process. In bar terms, a trend has two identifiers — a series of higher highs (or lower lows) and a series of up days [more…]

How to Look at Price Bar Data over Different Time Frames

Looking at price bar data in different time frames can help you make a sound trading decision. You can zoom out to a higher time frame (such as weekly) or zoom in to a shorter time frame [more…]

How to Analyze the Average Trading Range

When you're analyzing investments, the trading range is a valuable analytical tool. The average trading range is the average distance between the high and the low over a specified period of time. You can [more…]

How to Combine Candlesticks with Other Market Indicators

You can combine candlestick price bars with other market indicators to better understand how the security is being traded. Many traders who don’t act directly on the information contained in the candlestick [more…]

How to Use Trading Chart Continuation Patterns

In a trading chart, a continuation pattern tells you that buying or selling pressure is pausing. If a big-picture trend is well established in the trades you’re charting, the pattern suggests it will accelerate [more…]

How to Spot Trading Chart Classic Reversal Patterns

Patterns come into their own when you analyze stock trading charts if you use them to identify a trend reversal. No matter how a trend comes to an end, chances are good that a pattern exists to identify [more…]

How to Evaluate a Technical Analysis Measured Move

The term measured move is used in a number of contexts in technical analysis, so it can become confusing. In essence, a measured move is a forecast of the upcoming price move after a chart event, including [more…]

How to Apply Patterns to Point-and-Figure Charts of Trading Prices

Patterns pop out on trading price point-and-figure charts. Some of the most common patterns include support and resistance, but also simple patterns such as double and triple tops and bottoms appear.You [more…]

How to Use Point-and-Figure Charts to Project Trading Prices after a Breakout

Point-and-figure chartists forecast trading prices after a breakout by using the box count, either vertically or horizontally. However, vertical projections work more often than horizontal projections. [more…]

Combining Trading Price Point-and-Figure Techniques with Other Indicators

The innate simplicity of trading price point-and-figure (P&F) charting is appealing, but you can add value to decision making by speeding up the buy/sell signal or seeking confirmation or lack of confirmation [more…]

How to Calculate the Positive Expectancy of a Security Technically

The first question to ask yourself is whether a security offers an opportunity to make a profit. As statisticians say, you want to have a positive expectancy [more…]

Why Mechanical Trading Systems Fail

Training yourself to be a fully systematic trader is hard. The virtue of a well-designed trading system is that real-time results come in as the backtest leads you to expect. The challenge of a mechanical [more…]

Why Chart Securities Price Trends?

Most trading charts show that, in some time frame, securities prices tend to move in trends, and trends often persist for long periods of time. A trend [more…]

Introduction to Technical Analysis for Stock Investors

To get the most benefit from using technical analysis, you need to understand how it operates and what it is that you’re looking at. Technical analysis is based on the following assumptions. [more…]

Fundamental and Technical Analysis for Stock Investors

When figuring out what to do in the investment world, most professionals use one of two basic approaches to stock trading: fundamental analysis and technical analysis [more…]

Moving Averages as a Stock Investment Indicator

In terms of stock price data, a favorite tool of the technical analyst is the moving average. A moving average is the average price of a stock over a set period of time [more…]

Top Technical Indicators for Stock Investors

An indicator is a mathematical calculation that can be used with the stock’s price and/or volume to help make investment choices. The end result is a value that’s used to anticipate future changes in price [more…]

The Good and Bad of Technical Analysis for Stock Investors

Although technical analysis is the “star,” it does have its shortcomings as an analytical tool for stock investors. The major drawback of technical analysis is that it’s a human approach that tracks human [more…]

Introduction to Stock Trends for Investors

Identifying trends is a crucial part of technical analysis in stock investing. A trend is just the overall direction of a stock (or another security or a commodity); you can see trends in technical charts [more…]

Types of Technical Charts for Investment Decisions

Technical analysts use charts to “diagnose” a stock investment’s situation the same way any analyst uses different tools and approaches. Different charts provide fresh angles for viewing the data. In terms [more…]

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