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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

In the near term, it could pay to keep a defensive posture.
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Technical analysis shows Boeing shares are headed for a long slide. Get out of the stock while you still have the chance.
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Disney bulls will need to wait for a pullback before buying shares.
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Unusual volume can be a major signal that hedge funds and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst.
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These stocks rising on unusual volume are within range of triggering breakout trades.
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Here's a technical look at some of the most active stocks on the market today.
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The preferred trading tactic for Verizon is the bullishly biased vertical call spread. Buy to open April 45 calls and sell to open April 50 calls for $1.50 debit.
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Here's how to trade some of the most active stocks on the market today.
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Though it sounds like a heavy metal rock band or horror movie, it actually can help investors figure out where a stock or market index is moving next.
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These heavily shorted stocks could get squeezed much higher if they report positive earnings this week.
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