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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Average Yearly Return

In short: The Average Yearly Return is the midpoint of several returns on investment added up and divided by the number of years; the average. The average annual return  is used by investors to measure the performance of investments over a period of time. It is a percentage which is used…

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Fair Value

In short: The Fair Value is the actual value of an asset. the value of the company divided by the number of shares. The fair value or intrinsic value of an asset, in this case, can be anything – a stock, a property, a product. The value is agreed upon…

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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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