What Are the 5 Key Aspects of Technical Analysis?

Candlestick Patterns Reveal Who, What, Where, When, and Why

Technical Analysis is the study and interpretation of price, time, and stock volume for stocks and indexes. Due to the massive changes to the Stock Market Structure since the Banking Debacle and Subprime Mortgage disaster, Technical Analysis has been evolving and changing. There are many aspects of Technical Analysis including Candlestick Patterns, Support and Resistance, Trendline Patterns, Angle of Ascent™ and Angle of Descent™ as well as Overall Trend, Uptrend, Downtrend, Sideways Trending, Institutional activity, High Frequency Trader HFT activity, Small Funds and Retail activity, Entry and Exit Signals, and Indicators.

All of this can be simplified down to 5 areas of stock analysis which makes stock pick selection faster, easier, and far more reliable.

Here is a list of the 5 Key Aspects of Technical Analysis to analyze and interpret:

1. WHO is all about which of the nine Stock Market Participant Groups created that price action. Trading Range price action is not created by the giant Buy Side Institutions that use Dark Pools. Trading Ranges tend to form when several different smaller lots and High Frequency Traders HFT are disagreeing on the direction the stock will take. Sentiment is fractured, and neither the buy nor sell side controls price sufficiently to sustain the Uptrend or the Downtrend.

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