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John McNichol
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Candlestick Charting: New Old-Fashioned Technical Analysis December 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Candlestick charts have become the preferred chart form for many traders using technical analysis. Learn the basics with this introduction.

2 min read  |  Charting
Ask the Trader: How Do You Place Swing Trades with More than One Price Target? June 15, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to hit more than one price target with your swing-trading strategy? Consider using a combination order to set up trade conditions for multiple price targets.

5 min read  |  Options Trading Basics
How Strong Is the Trend? Try the Average Directional Index (ADX) September 30, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Whether bullish or bearish, the trend is your friend. Try using the average directional index (ADX) to evaluate the strength of a stock trend.

3 min read  |  Charting
Indicator Throw Down: Simple vs. Exponential Moving Averages May 14, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Build up your charting basics: Try simple moving averages for long-term charts and exponential moving averages for a short-term view.

3 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis Off-Roading: Explore Rugged Alternative Indicators April 8, 2019 4:00 AM   |  

Once you know charting basics, try four alternative indicators: on-balance volume (OBV), average true range (ATR), plus Thermo Mode and Monkey Bars from thinkorswim® by TD Ameritrade.

6 min read  |  Technical Analysis
Using MACD And Taking the Long View January 1, 2013 4:58 PM   |  

Forget chart indicators for a moment, and look at the longer view. Multiple time frames can tell you as much about a trend as any old MACD.

2 min read  |  Charting
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