52-Week Highs and Lows — Hype or Helpful?

Most financial newspapers and websites will print a list of stocks that crack their 52-week high or low. But does this metric have any meaning or usefulness?

How to Identify a Trend

There are many different ways to look at trends when analyzing a stock. We walk you through the three most basic price trends and show you how to identify them and what they may mean.

Mutual Fund Redemptions Help You Determine a Market Bottom

Mutual fund redemptions can help you determine if we’re close to support and may have found a market bottom. We help you understand redemptions and show you how to find redemption data.

How Can You Predict The Market Opening?

Stock traders typically look at two sources to determine what they believe is going to happen to stock values when the U.S. trading session gets underway. We help you understand what they are and how to use them.

Technical Analysis: Identifying Continuation Patterns

Continuation patterns come in a few different shapes but we help you identify the most common shapes and how traders read them.

Technical Analysis: Identifying Reversal Patterns

Reversal patterns tell you that the stock is going to turn around and reverse its previous trend after it breaks out of the reversal pattern. We discuss the specific elements that help you identify a true reversal pattern.

How to Determine Where to Set a Stop Loss

There a several methods for determining where to set a stop loss when placing a trade. We cover the percentage, the support and the moving average methods and discuss the relative benefits of each.

Candlesticks: Buying Hammers

The candlestick pattern we will be evaluating in this article is a “hammer.” Hammers are bullish reversal or continuation signals. When they follow a downtrend or a downside correction within a larger uptrend it is wise to pay attention.

Candlesticks: Using Dojis

Dojis are usually considered trend neutral when viewed all by themselves but they do indicate trader indecision and a lack of momentum. That means that the market context within which the doji appears is very important.

How Mergers and Acquisitions Affect Stock Prices

This article and video will explain why stock prices move the way the do before a merger is completed but after it has been announced.