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Technical Analysis: Power Tools for Active Investors by Gerald Appel

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Chapter 4. More Than Just Pretty Pictures: Power Tool Chart Patterns

The practice of maintaining charts of the movement of the stock market and of stocks is probably as old as the stock market itself. Certainly, the development of computer-based trading programs, online market-tracking programs, and the various financial web sites (not to mention the old-line stock market advisory services) have made stock market charts increasingly familiar and available to countless investors.

It is beyond the scope of this book to investigate the myriad forms of charting, such as point and figure and candlestick, that chartists use, or to attempt to evaluate the efficacy of the many charting alternatives available to chart aficionados. It is safe to say that ...

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