Casey Murphy

Casey Murphy previously worked as the Product manager of Investopedia's markets, active trading and forex channels. Casey's areas of specialization include active trading, technical analysis, ETFs, commodities, options and forex.

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  1. Trading Strategy

    What do the different colored candlesticks mean?

    A typical candlestick chart is composed of a series of bars, known as candles, which vary in height and color.
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    How can I determine a stock's next resistance level or target price?

    Determining where the price of an asset will stop once it has hit a new high is one of the most difficult tasks for any trader.
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    What's the difference between moving average, weighted moving average and exponential moving average?

    Moving averages are one of the most popular tools used by active traders to measure momentum. In this FAQ, we'll take a look ...
  4. Chart Strategy

    How to Trade the Rise in Cybersecurity Stocks

    Strategic traders are using bullish price action on cybersecurity-related ETFs as a sign that prices are headed higher.
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    Downtrend in Soft Commodities Looks Poised to Continue

    The close below key support on charts of various ETFs suggests that soft commodities might not be ready for a move higher ...
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    Is Technical Analysis a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

    Technical analysis seems to be useful, but some say it is simply reinforcing what investors believe.
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    What Is a Pitchfork Indicator & How Do I Use It?

    The technical indicator known as Andrew's Pitchfork is rarely used by novice traders.
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    4 Charts That Suggest European Equities Are Headed Lower

    The break below key support levels on Europe-focused ETFs suggests that the region's financial markets could be setting up ...
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    3 Charts That Suggest Solar Stocks Are Headed Lower

    The recent break below key support levels on the charts of key solar-related assets suggests that the sector could be poised ...
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    Biotech Stocks Trade Near Major Levels of Support

    With biotech stocks tumbling toward long-term levels of support, we take a closer look at how active traders will trade the ...
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    Traders Turn to Precious Metals Among Volatility

    While the equity markets shed most of the gains made so far in 2018, the precious metals market looks poised to move higher.
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    3 ETFs for Trading the Spike in Volatility

    Breakouts on the charts of key volatility-related ETFs suggest that investors may want to protect against further volatility ...
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    How to Trade the Pullback in Timber Stocks

    With a strong uptrend in timber stocks, a pullback toward key support could be what's needed for traders to lock in an ideal ...
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    3 Charts That Are Warning of a Pullback in Technology

    While charts in the tech sector show some of the strongest uptrends in the public markets, the run may have gotten ahead ...
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    3 Reasons to Be Bullish on Commodities in 2018

    Bullish long-term chart patterns on key commodity-related ETFs suggest that a major uptrend is just getting started.
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