Moving Average (MA)

In short: The MA is the price average of a certain amount of time. For example MA15 is the average of the last 15 days. MA15, MA50, MA100, SMA, EMA Explained. In statistics, a moving average is a calculation used to analyze data points by creating a series of averages…

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the Vix Index

In short: The Volatility or Fear index measures the price swing in the markets for the next 30 days by looking at the price of options. What Is the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)? Created by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the Volatility Index, or VIX, is a real-time market index that represents the…

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the Nasdaq Index

In short: The Nasdaq is a Tech index of 100 largest Tech companies. The NASDAQ Composite (ticker symbol ^IXIC) is a stock market index of the common stocks and similar securities (e.g. ADRs, tracking stocks, limited partnership interests) listed on the Nasdaq stock market. Along with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 it is one of the three most-followed indices in US stock markets. The…

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the S&P500 Index

In short: The S&P measures the 500 largest companies in the U.S.A The S&P 500, or simply the S&P, is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. It is one of the most commonly followed equity indices, and many consider it to be…

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the Dow Jones Index

In short: The Dow Jones measures the 30 largest companies in the U.S.A. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is perhaps the most widely followed stock market index in the world. Yet, very few people actually know what that the number represents just 30 companies. The following history and explanation…

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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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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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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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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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