Technical analysis of stocks is an important skill for investors to posses. This technical analysis tutorial will help you gain an understand of how to use technical indicators and chart patterns to identify trends, entry and exit levels, sell targets, trailing stops among other techniques for investors.

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Stock Chart Patterns
Investors who know how to use the best stock chart patterns have an edge in the market.

Average True Range ATR Indicator
The Average True Range (ATR) Indicator measures volatility making it useful for setting stops and identifying entry points.

Ascending Triangle Stock Chart Pattern
One of the most popular trading patterns can work well if used properly, cause grief is used incorrectly.

BPCOMPQ or NASDAQ Bullish Percent Index
A popular chart that measures the breadth of the NASDAQ. It is useful to identify changes in the trend of the NASDAQ.

BPENER or the Bullish Percent Index for the Energy Sector
As a measure of the breadth of the Standard & Poor’s energy sector, the BPENER is a useful tool to help identify the trend for the sector.

BPNYA or NYSE Bullish Percent Index
Investors use the BPNYA to help identify trends in the stock market as well as trend reversals.

BPSPX or S&P 500 Bullish Percent Index
The BPSPX is a technical analysis tool that helps to identify changes in the trend of the S&P 500.

Descending Triangle Stock Chart Pattern
A popular stock trading pattern that is useful when shorting stocks when used correctly.

Head and Shoulders Stock Pattern
The head and shoulders stock pattern is one of the most popular patterns used by technical analysts. It also is one of the most successful stock chart patterns.

How to Identify a Stock Market Bottom
Learn to identify a stock market bottom using two proven methods.

McClellan Index
The McClellan Index uses advancing and declining issues to derive its measure of the momentum within a market such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or the NASDAQ.

McClellan Summation Index
The McClellan Summation Index takes a longer term perspective on the market by “summarizing the readings from the McClellan Index.

Moving Average Indicator
The moving average indicator is one of the most widely used indicators. Moving averages held investors to identify trends, buy and sell points as well as support and resistance.

Stock Position Sizing Guide using Percent Risk
Investors who use percent risk to size their positions enjoy greater returns as shown by Dr. Van Tharp.

Bull or Bear Markets.
If you are one of the first ones to know you are in a bull or bear market, then you will be one of the first to profit.

Bullish Percent Index.
A popular market indicator that helps to identify trend reversals of groups of stock, an index or an exchange.

Channeling Stocks – Horizontal Channel.
The horizontal channel is one of the best performing channeling stock patterns. Learn how to use it.

ID Tops & Bottoms.
See how to identify changes in the market trend, a key ingredient to successful investing.

MACD Indicator.
The MACD or Moving Average Convergence Divergence Indicator is one of the most popular measures used by stock traders and investors who use technical analysis.

Parabolic SAR Indicator.
The Parabolic SAR Indicator is used by traders and investors to set trailing stops and to identify trend reversals.

Reverse Head and Shoulders Pattern
The reverse head and shoulders pattern offers a low risk chart formation that offers investors and traders a proven technique to buy a stock with good technical potential.

Rising Wedge or Ascending Wedge Chart Pattern
The rising wedge is another widely used stock pattern employed by technical analysts. The ascending wedge helps to identify interim highs in a stock or index.

ROC Indicator
The ROC Indicator helps traders and momentum investors to identify changes in the trend of a market, stock, ETF, commodity or currency.

RSI Indicator.
The RSI Indicator is a popular indicator used by traders and investors to help identify changes in momentum of a stock or the market. Learn how to profitably use the RSI.

Slow Stochastic Oscillator.
The Slow Stochastic Oscillator is popular indicator used by traders and investors to help identify changes in momentum of a stock or the market.

Stock Exit Strategy.
Your stock exit strategy is more important than knowing when to buy the

Stop Loss Order
One of the secrets to beating the market is to limit your losses. This technique is an essential part of any investor’s or traders arsenal.

Technical Analysis Example.
A technical analysis example helps those new to investing and the use of this method to understand how it works.

Trailing Stop Loss Orders.
Similar to the stop loss order, the trailing stop loss order acts to protect a stock position. It is very useful when a stock price is rising over a period of time, with the trailing stop moving up based on key factors. It is an easy way to protect a nice profit and let your stock to continue to climb.

Trailing Stop Percent
The purpose of the trailing stop percent is to accommodate a security’s volatility. Properly placed, a trailing stop percentage can help investors capture a significant portion of a trend move.

Frequently Asked Questions.
Answers to many of the questions investors have about technical analysis.

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