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Technical Analysis

An Introduction to Technical Analysis


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At its core, technical analysis is the study of the market itself, rather than the goods that trade in the market, in determining the investment-worthiness of a security. While fundamental analysts worry about a company's business attributes, technicians are primarily concerned with price and volume and with the supply and demand attributes that impact shares.

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The links below provide an introduction to technical analysis as well as trading ideas.

Technical Analysis Basics & Indicators

Technical Analysis Trade Ideas

Allergan's near-term technicals are pointing to more upside.
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Insiders at these companies have been scooping up shares of their stock lately.
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J.C. Penney (JCP) stock's reaction to earnings was exaggerated, and it has since recovered. This previously recommended options trade delivers a 30% profit.
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These heavy hitters helped the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund set a new high.
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The biggest tech stocks have outperformed the overall tech sector, which is at new highs. Here's how to trade those stocks and the sector.
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When a stock makes a large-percentage move, it is often just the start of a new major trend -- a trend that can lead to huge profits.
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These stocks trading for less than $10 a share are within range of triggering breakout trades.
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IBM has more work to do, but the picture is turning much more positive in the near term.
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Broadcom's narrow range-bound trade pattern appears to be giving way to a significant breakout.
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These heavily shorted stocks could get squeezed much higher if they report positive earnings this week.
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