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TA (Technical Analysis)

In short: Technical Analysis is trying to predict the direction of prices through the study of market data via graphics. Primarly price and volume. Behavioral economics and quantitative analysis use many of the same tools of technical analysis, which, being an aspect of active management, stands in contradiction to much of modern portfolio theory. The efficacy…

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Quarterly Earnings

In short: Quarterly Earnings is an obligated financial report that covers three months of the year, A quarterly earnings report is a quarterly filing made by public companies to report their performance. Earnings reports include items such as net income, earnings per share, earnings from continuing operations, and net sales. By analyzing quarterly earnings…

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Best Brokers (online)

In short: Online Brokers come in 2 types, full-service and self-service. Depending on what kind of service you expect there is a fee that you (eventually) pay. There are many online brokers, Some are expensive, some are plain cheap. Some are simple (but lack features), some are very advanced (but…

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Oversold

In short: Oversold is when there are much more sell orders than buy orders. What is an oversold condition? To understand the term oversold you should really first know what the RSI (relative strenght index) is. The term oversold refers to a condition where a stock has traded lower in…

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Overbought

In short: Overbought is when there are much more buy orders than sell orders. What is an overbought condition? To understand the term overbought you should really first know what the RSI (relative strenght index) is. The term overbought refers to a condition currently above its intrinsic or fair value….

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the Smart Money Index (SMI)

In short: SMI is an index of orders in the last half hour compared to the first half hour. The Smart Money Index, or Smart Money Flow Index, was popularized by Don Hayes in the 1990s and seeks to understand what the “smart money” is doing relative to the “dumb…

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A Bull Market

In short: A Bull Market when stocks in general go up about 20% we call it a bull market. A bull market is the market condition when prices continue to rise. Markets follow two general trends over time. Either prices are in an upswing (increase) or they are in a…

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A Bear Market

In short: A Bear Market when stocks in general go down more than 20% we call it a bear market. A bear market occurs when the price of an investment falls at least 20% from its high. For example, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average continued a decline on March 11 from its…

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Line Chart

In short: A line chart connects data points using a line, usually from the closing price of each time period. The line chart is the most basic chart type and it uses only one data point to form the chart. When it comes to technical analysis, a line chart is…

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Pivot Point Indicator

In short: a Pivot Point is a trend analyser by looking at the high, low and closing price from the previous trading session. A Pivot Point is a popular indicator commonly used by technical traders to determine the overall market trends, as well as potential support/resistance levels over different time frames. Floor…

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