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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

For patient Applied Materials investors, a very low-risk buying opportunity will present itself as shares begin to pierce the $18.70 area.
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Despite the current geopolitical risks, gold is not acting like a safe haven.
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Hospital stocks surged last Thursday and into Monday after the Supreme Court upheld the tax subsidies associated with the Affordable Care Act.
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Shares of Wells Fargo have been moving steadily higher since their early April lows, but after breaking trend line support, the stock could be headed lower.
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Fast food chain Jack in the Box, after pulling back from its recent all-time highs, has coiled in a pattern that could spring it back up to those historic levels.
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The fallout from the Greek crisis is contributing to stock market weakness around the world, from China and Europe to the United States.
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There are other semiconductor stocks worth holding. This one is on the 'avoid' list.
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IBM is sinking below a major support area and facing a potentially deep selloff.
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Let's take emotion out of the question and see what comprehensive technical analysis tells us about how to trade shares of Bank of America.
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The energy company has an excellent balance sheet with plenty of cash on hand. It reports earnings in August.
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