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How to Build a Technical Analysis Price Bar

In technical analysis, the price bar describes and defines the trading action in a security for a given period. Trading action means all the real-money transactions conducted during the period. The price [more…]

How to Buy Stocks on the Rumor, Sell on the News

Buy on the rumor, sell on the news is a primary cause of technical price developments, and in many instances, the only “technical analysis” that commentators mention. When you “buy on the rumor” and then [more…]

How to Use Price Bars to Identify an Uptrend

In finance, the central observation of technical analysis is that the price bar embodies all the supply-demand dynamics of the day and that a series of bars on a chart shows the evolution of the supply-demand [more…]

How to Use Price Bars to Identify a Downtrend

In finance, the central observation of technical analysis is that the price bar embodies all the supply-demand dynamics of the day and that a series of bars on a chart shows the evolution of the supply-demand [more…]

How to Interpret Price Bar Series

When evaluating the stock market, most of the time, a series of price bars that show higher highs with higher lows or a series of price bars that show lower lows with lower highs does mean that a market [more…]

How to Identify Stock Trader Sentiment in Price Bar Configurations

As an investor, market price bar configurations can give you clues about general market sentiment in order to anticipate your next move. You can use these configurations to get an impression of how traders [more…]

How to Identify Common Special Trading Price Bars

Special trading price bars almost always mean the same thing, so you can focus on a few of the common special bars with confidence in their reliability. Use logic and common sense when you’re looking at [more…]

How to Decode Trading Price Bar Spikes

Sometimes, the market delivers an exceptionally big bar with a wildly out-of-whack high or low, called a spike. A spike is a bar that encompasses a much wider high-low range than the bars immediately preceding [more…]

How to Understand Common Gaps in Trading Price Bars

A gap is one of the most important special trading price bar configurations. A gap is a major, visible discontinuity between two price bars on a chart. A [more…]

How to Understand Breakaway and Runaway Gaps in Trading Price Bars

A gap is one of the most important special trading price bar configurations. A gap is a major, visible discontinuity between two price bars on a chart. A [more…]

How to Deal with Exhaustion Gaps in Trading Price Bars

A gap is one of the most important special trading price bar configurations. A gap is a major, visible discontinuity between two price bars on a chart. Exhaustion gaps occur at the end of a trend, signaling [more…]

How to Identify Island Reversals in Trading Price Bars

In trading price bars, sometimes an exhaustion gap is followed immediately by a breakaway gap going in the other direction. When this situation occurs, it creates an island reversal in the price bar chart [more…]

How to Recognize If a Trading Price Bar Gap Will Be Filled

You may hear that a gap in a trading price bar must be filled. This emphasis on filling the gap is usually nonsense uttered by people who are trying to sound worldly and wise, but really don’t know what [more…]

How to Determine the Meaning of a Changing Trading Range

The length of the price bar, the trading range, is the difference between the high and the low. When conditions change, the average trading range is sometimes the first aspect of price behavior to change [more…]

How to Dissect a Trading Chart Candlestick Bar

In trading charts, candlestick bars display the price bar in a graphically different way from the standard bars. Candlestick charting was developed in Japan at least 150 years ago, where traders applied [more…]

How to Interpret Trading Chart Candlestick Patterns

Two similar candlesticks or candlestick patterns on a trading chart often have the exact opposite interpretation, depending on where they fall in a series. You have to memorize the exact patterns to avoid [more…]

How to Identify Trading Chart Candlestick Reversal Patterns

Dozens of possible trading chart candlestick bar placement combinations and permutations are possible. These special “emotional extreme” candlestick patterns, including reversal patterns, are unique to [more…]

How to Identify Trading Chart Candlestick Continuation Patterns

In trading charts, candlestick patterns are most often used to identify reversals, but continuation patterns do exist. As the name suggests, a continuation pattern [more…]

How to Identify Trading Chart Patterns

Trading chart patterns are indicators consisting of geometric shapes drawn on the chart, such as a triangle. Like with most market indicators, a price forecast is embedded in the trading pattern identification [more…]

How to Draw Rules-Based Trading Chart Trendlines

You can draw any old line that your eye dictates when creating trendlines on a trading chart, but rule-based trendlines have a long history of actually working to improve trading results, in part because [more…]

How to Use Support Lines in Trading Charts

A specific trading chart rule-based trendline is named a support line because you expect the line to support the price — stock traders won’t let the price fall below it. You start at the lowest low and [more…]

How to Use Resistance Lines in Trading Charts

In a trading chart, a resistance line is drawn along a series of highs marks where buyers resist buying more — the price is too high for them. Traders expect sellers to emerge at the resistance line [more…]

How to Draw a Linear Regression on a Trading Chart

On a trading chart, you can draw a line (called the linear regression line) that goes through the center of the price series, rather than along its edges. Although you can’t technically draw a straight [more…]

How to Weigh the Pros and Cons of Trading Chart Straight-Line Channels

On a trading chart, a straight-line channel is a pair of trendlines encasing a price series. It consists of one line drawn along the top of a price series and another line, parallel to the first, along [more…]

How to Identify Breakouts in Trading Charts

The breakout is one of the most important concepts in technical analysis. It’s a direct, graphic representation that something happened to change the market’s sentiment toward a security. In the simplest [more…]

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