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A Beginner's Guide to Charting Financial Markets: A practical introduction to technical analysis for investors by Michael Kahn

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5. Putting Stocks To The Technical Test

Next, we are going to run through the tools we’ve learned so far to see if the stocks in which we might be interested are technically sound. All of these tools are available to small investors for free on the Internet, so anyone can perform their own technical tests. We will also show how this set of techniques squares with the better-known fundamental analysis practiced by most analysts on Wall Street.

There will be no maths, and we’ll limit the jargon to the bare minimum. What we want to do is:

  1. Find obvious patterns and trends
  2. Check an indicator or two
  3. Compare current condition to others

As has been said several times already, there are five major categories of tools in a complete technical ...

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