The popular exponential moving average (EMA) depends on data to develop its distinctive characteristics, and when it comes to data, more is better. But before you put an EMA to work as a technical indicator, a deeper understanding of its development and behavior is advised. At the very least, a deeper understanding will justify the practical application of it and at most dispel some misconceptions associated with it. Read on to learn more...
Technical analysis is a method of evaluating market activity, such as past prices and volume, to help identify patterns or events that can help suggest future activity. Learn how to access, select, and apply technical patterns and events to a chart.
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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.