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Breakaway gaps

  • By Kenneth Gilliland,
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A gap up in a stock’s price is an exciting event. Usually, such moves will be covered by the financial media, creating hysteria and resulting in some people frantically buying the stock “before it’s too late.” Rarely do the pundits provide a reasoned and thorough explanation as to why the large jump in price will lead to any sort of substantial gains over the near future; they just report the awe-inspiring numbers without touching on their technical significance. Read on to learn more...

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Article copyright 2012 by Technical Analysis Inc. Reprinted from the June 2011 issue with permission from Stocks & Commodities Magazine.
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