Anybody who has ever bought an asset, whether it’s bonds, stocks, mutual funds, or real estate, knows that prices go up and down. Prices fluctuate between support and resistance most of the time. This is information that technical analysts use for trend trading and countertrend trades. A countertrend trade is also known as a scalp trade. As price moves back to support in an uptrend, or up to resistance in a downtrend, there is an opportunity to make money in the trend. Read on to learn more...
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Technical analysis focuses on market action — specifically, volume and price. Technical analysis is only one approach to analyzing stocks. When considering which stocks to buy or sell, you should use the approach that you're most comfortable with. As with all your investments, you must make your own determination as to whether an investment in any particular security or securities is right for you based on your investment objectives, risk tolerance, and financial situation. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.