When should you take a position, where should you take a gain, and when should you call it quits? Here’s how you can identify entry, stop, and target levels for your trades. The easy part of investing in stocks is getting into a trade. You study the chart, understand the company’s business and fundamentals, find your buy point, and then dive in with big expectations. But what’s next? How do you know when to take your gains off the table, or more important, when to tuck your tail and run when it goes against you? Read on to learn more...
Learn how to access Active Trader Pro's powerful technical analysis tools, select pattern and event criteria, and apply these patterns to your chart.
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 what 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 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.