Educational Resources

Educational Resources provides tons of high-quality, online educational resources for learning more about charting, technical analysis and using our analysis tools. Many of them are described below:


ChartSchool is a special area of our website that contains a large number of educational articles covering many aspects of Technical Analysis.

To access ChartSchool, simply click on “ChartSchool” in the menu at the top of any of our pages.

You can also use our Site Search feature to find relevant ChartSchool articles on a specific topic. Just click on the magnifying glass icon at the top right of any of our pages, then enter your search term(s) in the box that pops up, and press “Search.” Search results that have the “CS” icon next to them are ChartSchool articles.

Instructional Videos

We have a large number of Instructional Videos that demonstrate how to use various aspects of our website. You can find a link to our instructional videos on the right side of our Charts & Tools page.

We strongly recommend that all StockCharts members watch our "Getting Started with" video as soon as they activate their account.

Instructional Blogs

In addition to all of the market commentary blogs we have (discussed here), we also publish a blog dedicated to helping you learn more about charting, chart analysis and using the analysis tools on the Don't Ignore This Chart blog.

Don't Ignore This Chart

Typically published once per trading day after the market closes, articles in "Don't Ignore This Chart" are usually short with just one chart. They are intended to spur thought and exploration; however, like everything on, they are NOT buy or sell recommendations.

The StockCharts Answer Network (s.c.a.n.)

Connecting with other StockCharts users is a great way to get questions you have answered and a way to network with other users. The StockCharts Answer Network (s.c.a.n. for short) is a user-maintained message board/forum where members can ask for help from other members.

Examples of questions that s.c.a.n. is great at answering include:

  • How do I create a particular kind of custom technical scan?
  • What's the best way to trade the current market?
  • Which online brokerage website is best?
  • Can anyone help me fix my computer?
  • What are the possible tax implications of selling now?
  • etc., etc., etc.

Those are examples of questions that the StockCharts Support team cannot answer because they go beyond the scope of the website.

On the other hand, there are some categories of questions that s.c.a.n. can NOT answer including:

  • What's my password?
  • Can you add this feature?
  • Why is my account screwed up?
  • How much does it cost to upgrade my account?
  • etc., etc., etc.

Those questions have to do with your specific account situation which is something the members on s.c.a.n. do not have access to.

Accessing s.c.a.n.

To access the s.c.a.n. board, just visit this link:

s.c.a.n. is free to use, but it does require that you create a new login and password before you can post your own questions.

Note that while s.c.a.n. is focused on discussing issues, it is independent from Your account cannot be used to log in to s.c.a.n. You must create a new, independent s.c.a.n. account in order to contribute to s.c.a.n., even if you already have a account.


Our biennial user conference is a great investment in your technical analysis education. ChartCon gives you the opportunity to learn from technical analysis experts, such as John Murphy and Martin Pring, speaking on a variety of technical analysis topics. In recent years, ChartCon has been turned into a virtual event, meaning you can get all the educational benefits without even leaving your desk chair.

The SCU Certified ChartWatchers Exam

Sometimes you need a little motivation to improve your charting skills and technical analysis knowledge. To help with that, we've created the “SCU Certified ChartWatchers Exam” - an online, multiple choice, open book exam that verifies your skills.

In addition to the knowledge that they have mastered the use of our website, members who pass the Certification Exam also receive a financial reward - 50% off all future purchases in The StockCharts Store.

More information on the Certified ChartWatchers Exam - including a printable Study Guide

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