Breakout Trading: Technical Analysis Primer
BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- If you're familiar with technical analysis, chances are you've at least heard the term "breakout trading" before. The foundation of the uber-successful trading systems used by some of the biggest Wall Street investment managers, breakout trading is one of the most effective technical strategies out there -- and also one of the most nerve-wracking.
In this week's technical primer, we're going to take a look at exactly how a breakout trading strategy works, and how to implement it for your portfolio.
It's one thing to analyze technical charts ex post to find trading opportunities -- and yet another to pull the trigger on a real trade. Using a technical strategy has significant advantages. Whether used as a standalone method of analysis or as a timing supplement to fundamentals, technicals can provide significant cues about a stock's potential price movement.
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