Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Some Interesting Chart Patterns as Q3 Gets Started

Stocks began July on a positive note yesterday, led by technology. Several big names are also showing some patterns that could be interesting -- especially if investors are seeking opportunities at the start of a...

Big Tech Slammed Again As Rotation Continues

As the saying goes, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. That seems to be the case in technology stocks this week as large-cap members of the big indexes get hammered while other parts...
Charting the Market Educational Series

Charles Dow: Wall Street Legend

Charles Dow Founded The Wall Street Journal Charles Dow was a late-19th century newspaper reporter in New York with a passion for the stock market. He and his partner,...

Why Stocks Move: Business Volumes

This post, originally published on September 27, is part of a series about the catalysts for stock movements. It’s based on a series of talks at TradeStation’s Master Class learning sessions. In business, "more is better." More...

Reminders About Margin, Part 3

Our previous post explained how traders can use margin to buy a stock or ETF. This time we'll look at the mirror image: using margin to sell a stock or ETF. Commonly known as "short...

Why Stocks Move: Strategic Actions

This is the final post in a seven-part series on the catalysts for stock movements. It’s based on a series of talks at TradeStation’s Master Class learning sessions.  Companies are not just...
Stocks Crashed Yesterday. How Serious Is It?

Stocks Fell Yesterday. How Serious Is It?

Stocks just had their sharpest drop in a couple of months. What should we make of it? The first thing that jumps out on the chart is that the...
Gold Miners Seem to Struggle as Fear Bubble Deflates

Gold Miners Seem to Struggle as Fear Bubble Deflates

Gold miners rallied hard over the summer, but now face a potentially big test. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) rose more than 50 percent between late May...

Suddenly energy is flying

Energy's gone from forgotten to en fuego quicker than you can say "missiles over Damascus." Crude oil (@CL) hit $67.45 this morning, its highest level in 2-1/2 years. It's up almost 8 percent on the week,...
Charting the Market Educational Series

Getting Started With Technical Analysis

Individuals beginning in the stock market soon encounter the world of technical analysis. Terms like "support," "resistance" and "trends" are all over the news and Internet. You could spend a lifetime reading...
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