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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 less than $10 a share are within range of triggering breakout trades.
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Hewlett-Packard is approaching heavy resistance. A pullback will create a low-risk buying opportunity for patient bulls.
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Here are four stocks to watch with exceptional relative strength and technical momentum.
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Fertilizer suppliers Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) have seen their stocks get crushed recently. That's all about to change.
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These stocks trading for less than $10 a share are within range of triggering breakout trades.
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Oil is seeing a relief rally in the context of a pretty brutal long-term downtrend. Here's what's driving the price action and how to trade it.
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The Shanghai Composite reopened Thursday after a holiday and traded higher. How will the rest of the world markets trade?
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Is a stock's price predictable after a negative earnings surprise? In the case of Domino's Pizza (DPZ) on Thursday it was.
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Ruby Tuesday (RT) plans to report earnings after the market closes Thursday, and technical analysis suggests the stock could pop. Here's how to profit from such a move using options.
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