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Chart Patterns, Candlestick Pattern, Technical Analysis

As with anything in life, education is a foundational building block of successful trading. But there is no holy grail out there. A "can't miss" strategy does not exist, but a general understanding of basic trading strategies is absolutely necessary.

Effectiveness of a particular strategy will depend on many factors. You will need to study them and pick the ones that fit your personality best. Then practice and experiment to see what works best for you.

In this section we discuss the 3-headed "technical" monster…chart patterns, candlestick patterns, and technical analysis. We also cover popular option strategies, and of course we offer our recommended reading on our bookshelf.



Chart Patterns

Bullish Patterns
Symmetrical Triangles
Ascending Triangles
Rectangles
Pennants
Flags
Wedges
Head & Shoulder Bottom
Cup & Handle
Trendlines

Neutral Patterns
Symmetrial Triangles
Rectangles

Bearish Patterns
Symmetrical Triangles
Descending Triangles
Rectangles
Pennants
Flags
Wedges
Head & Shoulder Top
Trendlines


Candlestick Patterns

Bullish Candles
Abandoned Baby
Belt Hold
Breakaway
Concealing Baby Swallow
Doji Star
Dragonfly Doji
Engulfing
Gravestone Doji
Hammer
Harami
Harami Cross
Homing Pigeon
Inverted Hammer
Kicking
Ladder Bottom
Mat Hold
Matching Low
Meeting Lines
Morning Doji Star
Morning Star
Piercing Line
Rising Three Methods
Separating Lines
Side by Side White Lines
Stick Sandwich
Three Inside Up
Three Line Strike
Three Outside Up
Three Stars In the South
Three While Soldiers
Tri Star
Unique Three River Bottom
Upside Gap Three Methods
Upside Tasuki Gap

Bearish Candles
Abandoned Baby
Advance Block
Belt Hold
Breakaway
Dark Cloud Cover
Deliberation
Downside Gap Three Methods
Downside Tasuki Gap
Doji Star
Dragonfly Doji
Engulfing
Evening Doji Star
Evening Star
Falling Three Methods
Gravestone Doji
Hanging Man
Harami
Harami Cross
Identical Three Crows
In Neck
Kicking
Meeting Lines
On Neck
Separating Lines
Shooting Star
Side By Side White Lines
Three Black Crows
Three Inside Down
Three Line Strike
Three Outside Down
Thrusting
Tri Star
Two Crows
Upside Gap Two Crows


Technical Analysis

Technical Indicators
Accumulation/Distribution Line
ACX (Wilder's DMI)
Average True Range (ATR)
Bollinger Bands
Chaikin Money Flow (CMF)
Chaikin Oscillator
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
Comparative Relative Strength
Donchian Channels
Exponential Moving Average
Keltner Channels
Linear Regression
MACD
MACD Histogram
Momentum
On Balance Volume (OBV)
Parabolic SAR
Price by Volume
Price Oscillator (PPO)
Rate of Change (ROC)
Relative Strength (RSI)
Simple Moving Average
Stochasti Oscillator
Volume
Volume Oscillator (PVO)
Williams %R

Breadth Indicators
Advance/Decline Line
Arms Index (TRIN)
Bullish Percent Index
McClellan Oscillator
McClellan Summation Index
New Highs/New Lows
Put/Call Ratio
VIX and VXO