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Liquidation: Phase following distribution, when prices decline relatively easily. Liquidity: Ability of the market to absorb significant increases in volume with minor price fluctuations. Long Term: More than six...
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Ii

Insiders: Officers, directors, shareholders and other privy to non-public information that affects a company’s...
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Gap: When stock’s high and low prices on a given day do not overlap the stock’s high and low of the previous day. In other words, when instrument trades above the previous day’s high or trades below the previous...
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Failsafe Point: See “Stop Point.” Financial Futures: Futures contracts based on financial instruments such as U. S. Treasury Bonds, Fed Funds, and other interest rate-sensitive issues, currencies and stock market...
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Extended: When a stock has advanced or declined to, or in excess of, its trend parameters and a consolidation is...
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Dd

Discount: The amount by which the price of an option or future falls below the theoretical value, representing the degree or pessimism of market participants. Distribution: Process in which demand for a stock is...
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Cc

Churning: Hesitation in a trend, usually leading to a reaction. Volume is normally relatively high (after an advance), with limited price progress. Climax: (Climatic lowpoint or climatic highpoint). A sudden end to a...
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Bb

Back and Fill: Same as Consolidation. See also Stabilization. Trading back and forth in a narrow range. Bar Chart: Price/time chart that depicts high, low and close data as bars on the vertical axis and time...
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Aa

Accumulation: A time when buyers emerge purchasing securities, generally from distressed sellers. It can be seen as a period when equities are absorbed by expanding demand over a period of time resulting in a possible...
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Rank Stocks Based on Fundamental Score

Rank Stocks Based on Fundamental Score By Alexandra Guevara   Summary The Fundamental Score Indicator is an analysis technique created to analyze stocks strictly based on certain financial ratios of the company....
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Sharpening Your Trading Skills: Tools the Winners Use

The Top 10 Mistakes Traders Make and How To Avoid Them Achieving success in futures trading requires avoiding numerous pitfalls as much, or more, than it does seeking out and executing winning trades. In fact, most...
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Equities: Blending Technical And Fundamental Analysis

Fundamental equity traders rely on factors such as earnings, earnings growth or valuation ratios to select securities. Technical traders use moving averages, trading volume patterns or price breakouts. One method is not...
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Why Technical Analysis Matters

Why Technical Analysis Matters by Michael Kahn, CMT Technical Analysis is a bit of misnomer since it is really not that technical. A better name for the use of charts to make investment decisions might be risk/reward...
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Keep It Simple, Stupid: T.A. Tools Prove Effective and Easy to Use (Article)

Keep It Simple, Stupid: T.A. Tools Prove Effective and Easy to Use SFO Magazine (August 2009 Issue) By Michael Carr, CMT It was during the rough bear market of the 1930s that market technicians honed their craft and...
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Technical Versus Fundamental Forecasting

Technical Versus Fundamental Forecasting While technical analysis concentrates on the study of market action, fundamental analysis focuses on the economic forces of supply and demand that cause prices to move higher,...
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Technical Analysis: Three Premises

Three Premises of Technical Analysis There are three premises on which the technical approach is based: Market action discounts everything. Prices move in trends. History repeats itself. Market Action Discounts...
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Forecasting Security Prices (Paper)

Forecasting Security Prices This paper was one of the first studies into technical analysis and was published in 1925. To view this research paper, please click here. Source: Journal of the American Statistical...
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History of Technical Analysis

History of Technical Analysis Early 1600's - Lottery prices plotted in England Late 1700s - Rice market plotted in Japan 1885 - 1900 - Charles Henry Dow in Wall Street September 1929 - "The Changing Of The Tides"...
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Market Technician: Definition

Market Technician There are several different titles applied to practitioners of the technical approach: technical analysts, chartist, market analyst, and visual analyst. With the increased specialization in the field, it...
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Technical Analysis: Definition

Technical Analysis Definition 1) Technical Analysis is the study of data generated by the action of markets and by the behavior and psychology of market participants and observers. Such study is usually applied to...
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