Technical analysis

• A method of evaluating securities by analyzing statistics generated by market activity, such as past prices and volume. Technical analysts do not attempt to measure a security's intrinsic value. Technical analysts study the price movement and trading volume for stocks by plotting graphs or charts. Using this method, technicians seek to make investment decisions by understanding and predicting investor sentiment and psychology. See also: Fundamental Analysis.

• Security analysis that seeks to detect and interpret patterns in past security prices.

• Is the study of market behavior which tries to discern patterns which enhance position taking. Among some of the tools and indicators used are: charts, volume, open interest, put to call ratios, moving averages, and oscillators. This compares to Fundamental Analysis and Conditional Analysis.


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