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How to Spot Reversals with the Dragonfly Doji and Gravestone Doji

Candlestick patterns are a great decision support tool for active traders. While dragonfly and gravestone doji may not be 100% accurate on their own, they can be incredibly useful for confirming a bullish or bearish reversal that’s supported with other […]

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How to Spot and Trade Spinning Top Candlestick Patterns

Candlestick patterns are a great way to assess market sentiment at a glance. While they aren’t very reliable on their own, many traders use them to confirm other technical indicators or chart patterns and tilt the odds in their favor. […]

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Guest Post by Paul Bratby at My Trading Buddy: Elliott Wave Theory Rules and Observations

TrendSpider is happy to share a blog by Paul Bratby, founder and CEO of Trade The Fifth, which focuses on Elliot Waves that occur in the financial markets. To learn more about Elliot Waves and their technology, continue reading! Stay […]

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Technical Analysis and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Imagine that you come across a stock that’s forming an ascending triangle pattern. You know that a breakout is likely to occur given the series of higher lows, and sure enough, the stock breaks out the following session on high […]

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How to Trade Earnings Announcements With Technical Analysis

Predicting the reaction to an earnings announcement is notoriously difficult. Even if a company misses on revenue and income, the stock price could rise sharply higher if the market’s expectations were low, future guidance was better than expected, or the […]

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Level Up Your Technical Analysis with Multiple Time Frames

Imagine trying to drive across the United States using individual state maps. You might find the best route through each state, but without seeing how everything connects, you probably wouldn’t take the optimal route to your destination. Traders rely on […]

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How to Predict Market Pivots With the Death Cross and Golden Cross

Investors tend to focus more on market fundamentals than technical analysis, but there are a few technical indicators that carry weight across the board. For example, CNBC commonly cites the death cross as a bearish turning point for specific stocks or […]

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What is a Hammer Candlestick Pattern in Trading?

Technical analysis has been used since the 1900s to predict stock market prices. Unlike fundamental analysis, market technicians believe that all available information is already reflected in a stock price, and day-to-day market fluctuations are more a function of human […]

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How to Draw a Trendline

Of all the ideas and strategies that have evolved throughout the history of trading, the trend has been the one that has stood the test of time. It is unclear who first said it, but “The Trend is Your Friend” […]

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Using the Fibonacci Sequence with Stocks

There are many indicators and methods used by traders all over the world, but few are used more often than those based upon Fibonacci numbers. From forex traders to institutions, Fibonacci is a mainstay of market analysis, and an important […]

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