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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

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 under $10 a share are within range of triggering breakout trades.
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Broadcom is headed lower, which will eventually create a low-risk entry opportunity.
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Forget about how cool Tesla's (TSLA) cars are. Calm, cool technical analysis shows Tesla shares are headed lower and that investors should sell this stock.
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These five technical setups are showing solid potential right now.
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Shares of Monsanto has been under a 'death cross' since June 22.
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Shares of Constellation Brands have been trading above a 'golden cross' since mid-2012, and momentum investors have had only two opportunities to buy on weakness.
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Juniper Networks stock has erased its August selloff and could be headed for new 52-week highs.
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Cisco Systems is a long candidate at current levels.
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Micron investors should consider the stock a buy on weakness as a new bull leg develops further.
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