Charts & Patterns

  1. Exploring the Exponentially Weighted Moving Average

    Learn how to calculate a metric that improves on simple variance.
  2. Retracement or Reversal: Know the Difference

    Learn to distinguish between a temporary price change and a long-term trend.
  3. Advanced Candlestick Patterns

    Go beyond the basics! Learn to identify and trade island reversals, kicker patterns and more.
  4. Using Bollinger Band® "Bands" to Gauge Trends

    Find out how this smart tool can help you achieve superior analysis.
  5. Candlestick Charting: What Is It?

    Discover the components and basic patterns of this ancient technical analysis technique.
  6. How To Use A Moving Average To Buy Stocks

    The Moving Average indicator is one of the most useful tools for trading and analyzing financial markets.
  1. Understanding Investor Behavior

    Discover how some human tendencies can play out in the market, posing the question: are we really rational?
  2. Candle Sheds More Light Than the MACD

    Read the case against this well-established indicator.
  3. Market Makers Vs. Electronic Communications Networks

    Learn the pros and cons of trading forex through these two types of brokers.
  4. 10 Options Strategies To Know

    If you want to trade options but are short on strategies, we can help.
  5. Top 5 Budgeting Questions Answered

    You don't need a degree to understand your money, begin saving and pay down debt.
  6. Broker or Trader: Which Career is Right For You?

    A day in the life of a broker or trader is an exciting and varied one. Find out how to decide between these two financial ...
  1. 7 Stock Buying Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

    No investor is flawless. Here are some common investing fallacies and a step-by-step guide on how to avoid them when buying ...
  2. IPO Basics Tutorial

    What's an IPO, can you get in on one, and will they make you rich?
  3. Tracking Volatility: How the VIX is Calculated

    When market volatility spikes or stalls, newspapers, websites, bloggers and television commentators all refer to the VIX®. ...
  4. To Invest Or To Reduce Debt, That's The Question

    Find out how you can make use of that excess cash and improve your financial situation.
  5. Jon Stein on Building Betterment

    As the CEO and founder of Betterment, Jon Stein has a vision for the future of digital financial advice.
  6. Brick And Mortar: Term

    A traditional "street-side" business that deals with its customers face to face in an office or store that the business owns ...
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