Stock Market Essentials: Using Stock Charts

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Chart analysis is useful for investors of any time horizon, and especially so for traders focused on shorter-term opportunities, or those using derivatives such as options. Join us to learn about trends, support & resistance, moving averages, and more


Rick Swope
Senior Strategist, Investor Education, E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley

Rick is Vice President of Investor Education with E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley.

As a veteran speaker and educator, Rick has presented in hundreds of seminars and conferences across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. His expertise covers technical analysis, market strategy and risk management. Rick has presented with some of the top financial exchanges including the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and NASDAQ OMX. He has extensive media experience including a regional PBS weekly show as well as numerous radio and television appearances.

Rick was the co-owner and managing partner of a trading firm that was one of the pioneers in online trading.  He began his career as an Engineering instructor and a Propulsion Engineer on the F22 Raptor program for the USAF Systems Command.

He is the principal author of the Amazon bestseller, Five Points for Trading Success (Wiley, 2007) and co-author of Trading by Numbers (Wiley, 2012).  His undergraduate and graduate studies focused on Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research and Statistics.  He holds the Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

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