What is Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis is a method of identifying patterns on charts. It uses historical prices, volume, and other tools  to predict the future direction of securities.

Although it isn't always accurate, Technical Analysis may be used to determine "when to buy" and "when to sell" a particular security such as stock, gold, or an index fund.

 

Example 1: Bollinger Bands

Bollinger Bands
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Example 2: Candlestick Patterns

Candlestick Pattern
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Example 3: Volume

Technical Analysis - Volume
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Example 4: Chart Patterns

Chart Patterns
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My Financial Analysis of Stocks

  • We Have Bottomed, Next Stop Dow Jones 100,000 The bottom of this recession was on March 23, 2020, when the Dow Jone hit 18,214. This recession was short-lived, it only lasted about 3 months. Our Gross ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2020, 12:32 PM by Intelligent Investor
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    Posted May 21, 2020, 9:21 PM by Intelligent Investor
  • Another Dead Cat Bounce, We Haven't Bottomed Yet, Goldman Predicts S&P 2000 The Dow Jones has rallied to 22,327 over the past several days. However, we believe this is another dead cat bounce. We sold all our shares of United Health ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2020, 8:35 PM by Intelligent Investor
  • Coronavirus Is The Black Swan Event That Ended The Bull Market In 2020 A Black Swan Event is an unpredictable event that causes catastrophic damage to an economy. A few days ago, we wrote an article describing the coronavirus as a Black Swan ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2020, 9:21 AM by Intelligent Investor
  • Beyond Meat (BYND) and Dunkin (DNKN), The End Of A Tale Of 2 Speculative Stocks During a recession speculative stocks get pounded down to the ground. Thus, we sold all of our shares of Beyond Meat (BYND) and Dunkin' Donuts (DNKN). Beyond Meat is in ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2020, 9:22 AM by Intelligent Investor
  • The Dow Jones Rallies 1294 Points, Sold More Stocks On This Dead Cat Bounce The Dow Jones jumps 1294 points a few days ago, however, we believe that this rally is a "dead cat bounce". We have to wait for the next quarter's ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2020, 9:56 PM by Intelligent Investor
  • We Panic Sold Today was a really bad day in the market. The Dow Jones opened at negative 1000 points. It seems as if the coronavirus is gaining steam and is about to ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2020, 9:23 AM by Intelligent Investor
  • I'm Calling Tops, It's Over, The Bull Market Is Over, Here Comes The Bear Market, A Recession Is Coming We weren't sure yesterday that the bull market is over. In the morning today, the Dow Jones was up about 300 points, and I thought we were just having ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2020, 10:47 AM by Intelligent Investor
  • Went On A Selling Spree Today I think this stock market bull run is over. I just have a hunch that it's over. However, I've been wrong before. The deadly coronavirus outbreak seems to ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2020, 10:41 PM by Intelligent Investor
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