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Technical Analysis

An Introduction to Technical Analysis

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4:35 PM ET 08/27/15
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.

Helene Meisler's charts can help you make money in any market -- because success in technical analysis is independent of market conditions. It's about using charts to find opportunities as stocks move up or down. In other words, you don't need stocks to go up to succeed. In Top Stocks, Helene puts her 20+ years of experience in technical analysis to work for you. Using her rigorous, forward-looking stock screening methodology, she assesses at least 200 stocks a day and emails you only the ones that make the final cut as her "top picks." Whether you are a sophisticated trader, or a novice wondering what technical analysis is all about, you can take advantage of Helene's time-proven approach and her action-oriented analysis of technical indicators pertaining to market trends and market sentiments. Try it now. Get a 14-Day Free Trial.

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

Technical Analysis Basics & Indicators

Technical Analysis Trade Ideas

The amount of government intervention and stimulus that China has been experimenting with in its stock markets appears unprecedented, but it may not be enough to stabilize stock prices.
8/28/15 9:14AM
After a long retreat, Chevron stock is showing signs of mounting a rebound.
8/28/15 8:45AM
You can trade the volatility of the housing market and banking industry by trading these three exchange-traded funds.
8/28/15 8:23AM
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.
8/27/15 1:20PM
Whole Foods might be nearing the end of its selloff and entering a very low-risk buy zone.
8/27/15 1:13PM
Forget all the noise about whether the Fed will postpone hiking interest rates. The central bank must raise rates to stay in sync with the market.
8/27/15 12:59PM
These under-$10 stocks look ready to break out and trade higher from current levels.
8/27/15 11:33AM
Discounters Ross Stores and TXJ both set all-time highs on Aug. 18 in reaction to earnings reports, then plunged with the rest of the market on Black Monday.
8/27/15 10:57AM
As the second half of 2015 began, my investment strategy shifted to selling strength from buying weakness. Here are Target and Wal-Mart's updated must-see charts and key technical levels.
8/27/15 10:14AM
Shares of Apple could be poised for a bullish move. Here are the indicators that will tell you the stock's going to shrug off its recent move lower.
8/27/15 9:57AM

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