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CHAPTER14

Technical Analysis

In This Chapter

  • Understanding technical analysis
  • Looking for basic patterns
  • Why it’s believed to work
  • Using technical analysis in trading

Technical analysis involves looking at the trading history of an underlying asset or a derivative to find trends that might indicate future prices. It often seems like reading tea leaves, but prices contain information about the conviction behind changes in supply and demand. Certain reactions to changes in the outlook of the underlying asset often play out in more or less predictable patterns. Some of these patterns are driven by rational behavior, while some are driven by raw ...

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