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How to Read Stock Charts

How to Read Stock Charts If you’re going to actively trade stocks as a stock market investor, then you need to know how to read stock charts. Even traders who primarily use fundamental analysis to select stocks to invest in still often use technical analysis of stock price movement to determine specific buy, or entry,...

Head and Shoulders Pattern - Technical Analysis

Head and Shoulders Traders and analysts constantly study trends and patterns when watching the market, in hopes of detecting the next most probable price movement. Spotting and correctly identifying patterns, and understanding their significance, is vital to successful trading. The head and shoulders pattern is important is valuable because of its longstanding history of reliability...

Long and Short Positions

Long and Short Positions In the trading of assets, an investor can take two types of positions: long and short. An investor can either purchase an asset (going long), or sell it (going short). Long and short positions are further complicated by the two types of options, the call and put. An investor may enter into...

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