Introduction to technical analysis

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A stock chart shows price and volume history and may give clues about possible future price moves. Learn the basics of chart analysis using E*TRADE tools.

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Dave Whitmore
Senior Strategist, Trader Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC

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Will XYZ stock go up or down? Some traders try to answer this question by studying the basic characteristics of XYZ’s business. These characteristics may include sales, earnings, debt, and other financial aspects of the business. This method of analyzing a stock is known as fundamental analysis.

Most technical analysis is performed by observing and interpreting charts. A chart is a historical record of stock price movements plotted over a time period, like one day, one year, one decade, or even longer.

Fundamental analysis is the cornerstone of investing. The health of a company and its stock are important factors to consider when trading.