Charts, Patterns & Technical Indicators

  1. Calculating The Equity Risk Premium

    See the model in action with real data and evaluate whether its assumptions are valid. Here is how to calculate the equity ...
  2. Top 4 Coal-Mining Stocks as of March 2018

    Some coal stocks have been quietly making money and may continue to do so in 2018.
  3. Dick's Sporting Goods Stock: Cheap Despite Rifle Sales

    Dick's Sporting Goods has a favorable P/E ratio of 11.79 with a solid dividend yield of 2.82%.
  4. Heikin-Ashi Technique

    The Heikin-Ashi technique averages price data to create a Japanese candlestick chart that filters out market noise.
  5. Stocks Rise as Economic Reports Mitigate Inflation Concerns

    The major U.S. indexes moved higher after a strong nonfarm payrolls report.
  6. Bullish Belt Hold

    A bullish belt hold is a single bar Japanese candlestick pattern that suggests a possible reversal to the upside.
  7. Nordstrom Stock Could Rally Into the $60s Without a Deal

    Nordstrom disappointed short-term speculators this week, rejecting the latest buyout offer, but the stock could still confirm ...
  8. Where Is Cigna Stock Headed After Express Scripts Buyout?

    Cigna shares moved sharply lower after the company announced a deal to buy Express Scripts, but traders will be watching ...
  9. Net Element Stock Breaks Out After Najarian Joins Board

    Net Element shares moved sharply higher after CNBC host Jon Najarian joined the board, but traders will be watching these ...
  10. Square Stock Likely to Gain Under Institutional Accumulation

    Given institutional accumulation signals, Square stock could offer a buying opportunity to long-term investors.
  11. Costco Stock Could Test February Low After Earnings

    Costco is losing ground after a mixed earnings report, suggesting that a January reversal at long-term resistance has ignited ...
  12. VeriFone: Retail Recovery Should Help Charge Results

    VeriFone was an "option on survival" at its low following the crash of 2008 but has struggled in recent years.
  13. Uptrend

    An uptrend describes the price movement of a financial asset when the overall direction is upward.
  14. How can I create a linear regression in Excel?

    Learn the steps involved in creating a linear regression chart in Microsoft Excel.
  15. Micron Stock Breaks Out but Could See Near-Term Consolidation

    Micron Technology shares hit multi-year highs in recent sessions, but traders will be watching these key areas of support ...
  16. Market Could Retest February Lows

    The threat of a trade war could send major indices back to February lows, with a breakdown exposing a big chunk of 2017 upside.
  17. 3 Charts That Suggest Traders Are Quietly Betting Against Real Estate

    Bearish chart patterns on key real estate assets are confirming the Colliers International report that the peak for this ...
  18. Technical Analyst

    A technical analyst, or technician, is a securities researcher who analyzes investments based on past market prices and technical ...
  19. Kroger Stocks Its Shelves in a Trading Range

    Kroger reports earnings with a favorable P/E ratio of 16.23 and a so-so dividend yield of 1.79%.
  20. Big Box Retailer Costco Set for Earnings Beat

    Costco reports earnings with an elevated P/E ratio of 30.10 and a puny dividend yield of 1.04%.
  21. Stochastics: An Accurate Buy And Sell Indicator

    Find out how stochastics are used to create buy and sell signals for traders.
  22. Market Reversals And How To Spot Them

    The sushi-roll indicator may help lower the risk of trying to pick market tops and bottoms.
  23. Momentum And The Relative Strength Index

    These two indicators can give the trader a better understanding of when to get in and out of an issue.
  24. Profiting From The Bollinger Squeeze

    Learn how Bollinger's "Squeeze" can help you determine breakout direction.
  25. Netflix Stock May See Consolidation After Breaking $300

    Netflix shares moved sharply higher over the past several days, but traders will be watching these key levels ahead.
  26. Long-Legged Doji

    The long-legged doji is a candlestick pattern that consists of long upper and lower shadows and has virtually the same opening ...
  27. Still Time to Buy U.S. Steel Stock

    U.S Steel stock has rocketed to a three-year high in recent weeks but could add to gains, potentially lifting into the low ...
  28. 3 Charts That Suggest Metals Are Headed Higher

    Bullish chart patterns suggest that metals-related assets will be worth watching over the coming weeks and months.
  29. Discount Retailer Ross Stores May Suffer Slump

    Ross Stores reports earnings with a market-neutral P/E ratio of 25.05 and a puny dividend yield of 0.82%.
  30. Basing

    Basing refers to a period in which a stock or other traded security is showing minimal upward or downward movement.
  31. Twilio Stock Breaks Out From Reaction Highs

    Twilio shares extended their rally dating back to early February with a breakout, but traders will be watching these key ...
  32. Line Chart

    A line chart connects a series of data points with a line and is used by traders to monitor closing prices.
  33. Square Stock Could Sell Off Into April

    Square stock has reached resistance in a triangle pattern, raising the odds for a downturn that could reach the upper $3 ...
  34. Target Takes Aim at Earnings Bullseye

    Target reports earnings with a favorable P/E ratio of 15.72 and a positive dividend yield of 3.30%.
  35. Harami Cross

    A Harami cross is a Japanese candlestick pattern that consists of a large candlestick followed by a small doji candlestick.
  36. Stocks Plummet Amid Fears of a Trade War

    The major U.S. indexes declined sharply this week in response to plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
  37. Introduction to Momentum Trading

    This trading style offers profits due to the powerful ways in which momentum can drive a stock.
  38. Random Reinforcement: Why Most Traders Fail

    This phenomenon can cause a trader to abandon a proven strategy or risk everything on chance.
  39. Adaptive Price Zone Technical Indicator Explained

    In a choppy market, following charts can be extremely difficult, hence the APZ technical indicator.
  40. Gold ETFs Could Find Support Amid Rising Uncertainty

    The move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum could provide support for gold prices as a safe-haven asset as uncertainty ...
  41. Expert Trader Strategies: Opening Price Principle

    The first trade of the day defines a narrow price level that can act as support or resistance.
  42. How to Set Up Your Trading Screens

    Well-organized trading screens can speed up complex decision making.
  43. Trading Is Timing

    Learn how to make gains even if you don't get in at the right time.
  44. Time Running Out for Bulls on Goldman Stock

    Goldman Sachs shares have failed to break out after 12 months of testing the 2007 high, raising the odds for a trend change.
  45. Lognormal and Normal Distribution

    When and why do you use lognormal distribution or normal distribution for analyzing securities? Lognormal for stocks, normal ...
  46. 2 Indexes That Help Assess Market Behavior

    The Herrick Payoff Index and New-High New-Low Index are measures you should know.
  47. Trading With Stage Analysis

    Stage analysis offers market participants a powerful tool to identify current market conditions.
  48. Breakdown

    A breakdown is a price movement through an identified level of support, which is usually followed by heavy volume and sharp ...
  49. Using the Coppock Curve to Generate Trade Signals

    How the Coppock Curve momentum indicator can help you isolate buying opportunities and exit points.
  50. Cronos Group Stock Moves to Retest Prior Highs

    Cronos Group shares moved sharply higher this week after the stock up-listed to the NASDAQ, but traders will be watching ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Liquidity

    Liquidity is the degree to which an asset or security can be quickly bought or sold in the market without affecting the asset's ...
  2. Federal Funds Rate

    The federal funds rate is the interest rate at which a depository institution lends funds maintained at the Federal Reserve ...
  3. Call Option

    An agreement that gives an investor the right (but not the obligation) to buy a stock, bond, commodity, or other instrument ...
  4. Standard Deviation

    A measure of the dispersion of a set of data from its mean, calculated as the square root of the variance. The more spread ...
  5. Entrepreneur

    An entrepreneur is an individual who founds and runs a small business and assumes all the risk and reward of the venture.
  6. Money Market

    The money market is a segment of the financial market in which financial instruments with high liquidity and very short maturities ...
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