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Technical Analysis


There are two major types of analysis for predicting the performance of a company's stock - fundamental and technical. The latter looks for peaks, bottoms, trends, patterns, and other factors affecting a stock's price movement and then makes a buy/sell decision based on those factors. It is a technique many people attempt, though very few are truly successful.

Today, the world of technical analysis is huge. There are literally hundreds of different patterns and indicators investors claim to be successful. Keeping this tutorial short is not an easy task, but we will try to scratch the surface and introduce you to the different types of stock charts and the various technical analysis tools.

You can experiment with live examples of the indicators covered in this tutorial at and click Marketplace, Charts.

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