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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.

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 performance of the Nikkei 225 over the last 25 years suggests money printing creates bubbles that eventually break.
11/21/14 2:59PM
This week's housing data, though strong, may not be robust enough to sustain a homebuilder rally. Here's a look at the numbers.
11/21/14 12:03PM
For investors looking to buy one of these positions, it makes sense to wait for more favorable technical conditions (and a lower share price) before piling in.
11/21/14 8:41AM
You only need to find a few short-squeeze plays to juice your annual returns.
11/21/14 6:00AM
GameStop set a multiyear high pre-holiday a year ago then declined into in January setting a trading range that investors should counter-trade.
11/20/14 11:44AM
Skilled technical traders can bank gains as much as 90% of the time.
11/20/14 10:52AM
Best Buy has been a turnaround story after crashing 50% during the 2013 holiday season, with the stock setting up for a better 2014 season.
11/19/14 2:06PM
The battle between Dollar General and Dollar Tree over Family Dollar has shares of the two suitors trading as momentum stocks.
11/19/14 12:51PM
Here's a look at 11 stocks Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bought in the most recently reported quarter.
11/19/14 8:28AM

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