Trendlines

In short: Trendlines are used in TA to quickly point out the general direction of a stockprice by connecting the highs and the lows. Unlike horizontal support and resistance, trendlines are diagonal or slanted areas of value. Trendlines do behave like support and resistance in that price action can be confined…

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the IPSOS GCC index

In short: “The IPSOS Global Consumer Confidence Index measures the consumer spending and future outlook over a certain category and time”. The consumer confidence index started in 1967 and is benchmarked to 1985 = 100. This year was chosen because it was neither a peak nor a trough. The index…

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HFT – High Frequency Trading (is helping)

Gone are the dealers on NASDAQ and the specialists at the NYSE. Instead, a company’s stock can now be traded on up to sixty competing venues where a computer matches incoming orders. A majority of quotes are now posted by high-frequency traders (HFTs), making them the dominant source of liquidity in the market.

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Bar Charts

In short: A Bar chart consist of symbols (Bars) where the opening and closing price is given as a line to the left and right of the bar. The color green or red shows the movement up or down. What is a bar chart? Bar charts are one of the…

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The history of shares and the stockexchange.

The world’s first shares date back to Ancient Rome Although it was in northern Europe at the beginning of the 17th Century that joint ownership of companies first became popular. The world’s first joint stock company, the Dutch East India Company, was formed in 1602 by the merger of several small Dutch…

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Leading and lagging indicators

In short: Technical traders use indicators to identify market patterns and trends. Most of these indicators fall into two categories: leading and lagging. Leading tries to predict the future, Lagging shows exactly what has been. What is a leading technical indicator? A leading indicator is a tool designed to anticipate…

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Support And Resistance Lines

In short: Support and resistance trendlines are horizontally drawn lines to indicate where the price might end or gain strength. In stock market technical analysis, support and resistance are certain predetermined levels of the price of a security at which it is thought that the price will tend to stop and reverse. These levels are denoted by…

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Candlesticks

In short: A Candelstick is a chart symbol of a specific period where the opening and closing price is given as the body and the price difference during that period is given as a line above and below the body. What is a Japanese Candlestick? Japanese Candlesticks are a technical…

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Chart Patterns – The Basics

In short: A chart pattern is a shape within a price chart that helps to suggest what prices might do next, based on what they have done in the past. A lot of TA traders believe in returning chart patterns. Chart patterns are the basis of technical analysis and require…

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What is payment for order flow?

In short: “Payment for order flow is the way your broker will outsource his order fullfillment. They usually have a prearranged agreement with a market makers who will execute the order for them.” The new buzz word for 2021 is “payment for order flow” whereby some brokers receive payments from…

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