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Technical Analysis Part II: Understanding technical indicators

In the second of a four-part technical analysis series, representatives from Fidelity’s Strategy Desk built off Part I by describing and providing specific examples of various technical indicators within the categories of Trend, Momentum, Volume, and Support and Resistance. They showed the audience what they covered in a live demonstration on

  • Classify different types of commonly used indicators
  • Understand the basics of their construction
  • Utilize methods and techniques for real world application
  • Learn methods to reduce capital risk
  • Be aware of the limits of technical analysis

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.

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