Chapter 10

Understanding Technical Analysis for Stock Investors

In This Chapter

arrow Defining technical analysis

arrow Talking about trends

arrow Checking out charts

arrow Using technical indicators for investing decisions

In our early days as stock investors, we rarely used technical analysis, but in our later years, we came to see it as a useful part of our overall investing approach. Yes, technical analysis is . . . well . . . technical, but it can help you time your decision about when you want to buy, sell, or hold a particular stock. In short, fundamental analysis (what the rest of this book discusses) tells you what to buy, and technical analysis tells you when to buy. We won’t make this chapter an exhaustive treatment of this topic (we bet you just said, “Whew!”), but we do want to alert you to techniques and resources that will give you a leg up in today’s volatile and uncertain markets, an environment where being nimble and quick with stock trades may pay off.

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