Charts, Patterns & Technical Indicators

  1. Fastenal Stock Soars to Key Resistance After Earnings

    Fastenal shares rose sharply following second quarter earnings, but traders will be closely watching these key levels ahead.
  2. Force Index

    The Force Index is a technical measure of the market power behind the movement of a stock's price in a particular period.
  3. Nifty 50 Makes 5-Month Highs

    The outperformance of large-cap stocks in India could be poised to continue.
  4. Bear Position

    Bear position is a term representing a short position applied to a financial security.
  5. No Trump Bump for U.S. Steel Shareholders

    U.S. Steel failed a long-term breakout in the first quarter and has been running in place since that time, rewarding neither ...
  6. Demand Increasing for Intuitive Surgical Shares

    Shares of Intuitive Surgical could represent a long-term buying opportunity given earnings and sales growth as well as accumulation ...
  7. 3 Charts Suggest Gold Miners Could Lead the Way

    The broad commodities market is showing signs of strength. Despite a strengthening U.S. dollar, the gold miners could be ...
  8. Citigroup Reports Earnings Below a 'Death Cross'

    The fourth largest of the four "too big to fail" money center banks is below a "death cross" with a positive weekly chart.
  9. PepsiCo Stock Breaks Out From Key Resistance

    PepsiCo shares surged following second quarter financial results, but traders will be closely watching these key levels ahead.
  10. Alphabet Stock Set to Rally 20%

    An ascending triangle chart formation suggests potential upside for shares of the tech giant.
  11. Alphabet Stock Could Break Out to New Highs

    Alphabet shares may complete the last stage of a cup and handle breakout pattern and rally above $1,400.
  12. JPMorgan Reports Earnings in Rebound Mode

    The largest of the four "too big to fail" money center banks is reasonably priced with a P/E ratio of 14.81 and a dividend ...
  13. Twitter Breaks Down as Suspensions Cap Growth Rates

    Twitter's recent suspensions have analysts concerned that its growth rates could take a hit. Technical analysts are watching ...
  14. Countertrend Strategy

    A countertrend strategy attempts to make small gains by trading against the current trend. Traders also refer to the practice ...
  15. Consumer Goods Stocks Are Breaking Out in India

    After months of consolidation, stocks from India's Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector are poised for growth.
  16. Defense Stocks Could Rally After North Korea Saber-Rattling

    North Korea's rejection of U.S. disarmament demands could signal renewed hostilities and a defense stock buying opportunity.
  17. Large-Cap Healthcare Coming Back to Life?

    Large-cap healthcare stocks could be poised to reverse their underperformance versus small-cap counterparts and the broader ...
  18. PepsiCo Has Pre-Earnings Fizz Below Key Levels

    PepsiCo has an elevated P/E ratio of 32.32 and a favorable dividend yield of 3.39% with mixed chart technicals.
  19. Stocks Likely to Remain Volatile Amid Trade Disputes

    There could be ongoing volatility in the stock markets over the coming week as economic strength offsets trade concerns.
  20. US Markets Hit Pause Button Ahead of Earnings

    Major benchmarks could finally exit multi-month range patterns if second quarter earnings provide clarity on the revenue ...
  21. Alphabet Shows ABC's of Buying at 200-Day Moving Average

    Alphabet stock has been above my annual value level of $966.02 all year long, but it has been a volatile ride to solid gains.
  22. Time to Buy Gold for a Trade

    Gold has reached intermediate support after a two-month decline and should reward risk-conscious dip buyers in the coming ...
  23. Key Levels for Facebook Stock in Second Half of 2018

    Facebook has an elevated P/E ratio of 31.88, and this stock became an "inflating parabolic bubble" when it set its all-time ...
  24. 3 Charts Suggest Traders Are Flocking to Safety of Utilities

    The rise in utility stocks over the past several weeks suggests that traders are turning to the safety of reliable sectors ...
  25. Starbucks Stock Moves into Oversold Territory

    Starbucks moved into oversold territory following its third quarter remarks, but traders will be watching these key levels ...
  26. Bank of America Stock Could Enter Steep Decline

    Bank of America stock is testing seven-month support and could break down, entering an intermediate downtrend.
  27. Charts Suggest Timber and Forestry Stocks Set to Drop

    Recent closes below key support in the global forestry and timber sector suggest that prices could be gearing up for a long-term ...
  28. Key Levels for Amazon Stock in Second Half of 2018

    Amazon stock is not cheap, with an elevated P/E of 214.30, but the premier online retailer seems to have positive new initiatives ...
  29. Tesla Falls as Traders Eye Deliveries Over Production

    Tesla shares moved sharply lower in a volatile session after lackluster deliveries captured more attention than its production ...
  30. Key Levels for Apple Stock in Second Half of 2018

    Apple shares are no longer cheap, with a P/E of 17.87 and a dividend yield of just 1.58%, and the stock is above my annual ...
  31. Chipotle Mexican Grill Rally May Be Over

    Chipotle Mexican Grill's four-month recovery rally has reversed at significant harmonic resistance levels.
  32. Stocks Move Lower Amid Rising Geopolitical Risks

    Concerns over trade policy and the direction of the economy could continue to be a drag on the major U.S. indexes into the ...
  33. General Electric Stock Issues Long-Term Buy Signal

    GE's monthly stochastics oscillator has turned higher for the first time since 2015, raising the odds for a long-term bottom.
  34. IMAX Stock Flashing Bullish Signals

    IMAX stock could see a rally of 20% or more by the end of the year, fueled by blockbuster movie releases.
  35. Penny Stocks to Watch for July 2018

    Low-priced biotech and energy plays could post new highs in July.
  36. Apple Wedge Pattern Could Signal Long-Term Top

    Apple has failed a breakout above the three-year rising wedge pattern, opening the door to bearish third quarter price action.
  37. Costco Stock Shines While Consumer Staples Underperform

    Costco stock represents a potential buying opportunity given solid earnings and sales growth as well as multiple accumulation ...
  38. Constellation Brands May Fall on Flat Beer Sales

    Constellation Brands reports earnings with a market-neutral P/E ratio of 21.94 and a paltry dividend yield of 1.29%.
  39. Negative Directional Indicator (-DI)

    A negative directional indicator is a component of the average directional index (ADX) that is used to measure the presence ...
  40. Common Gap

    Common gap is a price gap found on a price chart for an asset. These gaps are brought about by normal market forces and are ...
  41. Wombat

    A wombat is a type of financial software used by financial institutions for high-speed market data and messaging.
  42. Weighted Average

    Weighted average is an average in which each observation in the data set is assigned or multiplied by a weight before summing ...
  43. Shopify Sell-Off Hits Key Support Levels

    Shopify shares continued to move lower following a bearish Supreme Court ruling earlier this month, but traders will be watching ...
  44. 3 Charts Suggest Emerging Markets Downtrend Just Getting Started

    Bearish crossovers between long-term moving averages on ETFs that track key emerging markets suggest that the uptrend could ...
  45. Did Value Just Bottom Versus Growth?

    Technical signs suggest that the decade-long trend of growth outperforming value may be coming to an end.
  46. Nike Needs Positive Earnings to Avoid Sell Signal

    Athletic footwear and apparel giant Nike reports earnings with an extremely elevated P/E ratio of 68.25 and a meager dividend ...
  47. Sanku (Three Gaps Pattern)

    Sanku (Three Gaps pattern) is a Japanese word for a candlestick pattern that consists of three individual gaps located within ...
  48. Head-Fake Trade

    A head-fake trade is a trade where a stock or market appears to be making a move in one direction, but then reverses course ...
  49. Star

    A star is a candlestick formation that happens when a small bodied-candle is positioned above the price range of the previous ...
  50. W-Shaped Recovery

    An economic cycle of recession and recovery that resembles a "W" in charting.
Hot Definitions
  1. Futures Contract

    An agreement to buy or sell the underlying commodity or asset at a specific price at a future date.
  2. Yield Curve

    A yield curve is a line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but ...
  3. Portfolio

    A portfolio is a grouping of financial assets such as stocks, bonds and cash equivalents, also their mutual, exchange-traded ...
  4. Gross Profit

    Gross profit is the profit a company makes after deducting the costs of making and selling its products, or the costs of ...
  5. Diversification

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  6. Intrinsic Value

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