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Technical Analysis

An Introduction to Technical Analysis

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4:35 PM ET 09/01/15
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.

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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

Intra-day technicals show a bounce coming for the S&P 500.
9/1/15 3:59PM
Keep these biotech stocks trading for under $10 on your breakout trading radar.
9/1/15 2:57PM
These under-$10 biotech stocks are within range of triggering breakout trades.
9/1/15 2:49PM
IBM mounted a very weak rebound last week and is now headed for a retest of the week's low.
9/1/15 2:12PM
Weekly technical charts are negative for all three major U.S. averages, which suggests real risk of the market heading south again. Here's how to prepare your portfolio for the possibility.
9/1/15 11:21AM
Apple has confirmed the first phase of technical bullish signals. What do you watch out for next?
9/1/15 9:19AM
Fifteen Dow stocks traded at unfair lows at last Monday's open, including General Electric, Home Depot and JPMorgan Chase. Here's how a crash can provide buying opportunities.
9/1/15 8:57AM
PVH's technical indicators are confirming a bullish transition for the stock after an earnings beat last week.
9/1/15 7:25AM
Facebook stock's lack of bullish interest indicates that a pullback -- and possibly a deep one -- may lie ahead.
9/1/15 7:20AM
Food stocks have been showing some positive market strength this summer, as the rest of the market struggled to keep its head above water.
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