Below, you'll find a series of articles about the basics of technical analysis. If you are new to charting, these articles will give you the “big picture” behind the charts on our site. If you are an “old hand,” these articles will help ensure you haven't strayed too far from the basics. Enjoy!
PART 1 – What exactly is Technical Analysis?
PART 2 – Why does TA work and how it is commonly misused?
PART 3 – The important assumptions that TA makes about financial data
PART 4 – All about Line and OHLC bar charts
PART 5 – The basics of candlestick charts
PART 6 – How charts are scaled, how volume works, and how to create CandleVolume charts
PART 7 – Support and Resistance
PART 8 – Trend line analysis
PART 9 – Price channels
PART 10 – Using volume to confirm trend-changing signals
PART 11 – Basics of Price patterns
PART 12 – Using volume to confirm Price patterns
PART 13 – The (infamous) Head and Shoulders Reversal pattern
PART 14 – Using Fibonacci percentages to find Support and Resistance levels
PART 15 – Price gap analysis
PART 16 – Candlestick chart pattern basics
PART 17 – Comparison charting