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Research & Analyze

Trump's First 100 Days: Key Observations
Presidents since have tried (usually unsuccessfully) to distance themselves from this artificial time frame.

Trader Q&A: How Long Will the Current Bull Market Last?
Schwab’s trading specialists discuss the historic bull market and various strategies you can implement to seize on opportunities.

Trader Q&A: What Sectors Are Likely to Advance Post-election and Beyond?
Watch Schwab’s trading specialists discuss their thoughts on which sectors will be impacted in the long run by the presidential election of 2016.

What Every Trader Should Know About Margin
Learn the benefits and risk of margin trading as well as 4 tips for managing margin risk.

How to Use Price to Book Value Ratio (P/BV)
Know what to look for—and what to look out for—when analyzing price to book value ratio (P/BV).

What Can Rectangle Patterns Tell You?
Learn how a rectangle pattern forms and how they can be used to determine price targets.

Assessing Trends with Average Directional Index (ADX)
Learn how average directional index (ADX) can help identify trends and their strength or weakness.

Are You Maximizing Your Trades With These 10 Powerful Tools?
Stay in control of your trading with these powerful, intuitive tools for generating ideas, executing trades, and monitoring positions.

Gauging Volatility with Bollinger Bands®
Find out if Bollinger Bands follows or leads price action and what it signals in different market conditions.

Using Chart Pattern Trading in Bull Markets
Learn how chart patterns and understanding indicators, including support, resistance, and trend lines, can help you fine tune your entries and exits.

Countertrend Trading in Bull Markets
Understand the potential risks and rewards of a less common and more advanced trading approach, Counter-Trend Trading. Discover indicators that counter-trend traders use to help them evaluate potential trade opportunities.

Using Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD) to Gauge Price Action
Find out if Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD) follows or leads price action and what it signals in different market conditions.

Stock Analysis Using the P/E Ratio
Find out what traders look for and look out for with Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E Ratio).

Stock Analysis Using the PEG Ratio
Find out what traders look for and look out for with Price/Earnings/Growth Ratio (PEG Ratio).

Setting Price Targets Using Support and Resistance
Price history can sometimes reveal a trading range, bounded by levels of support and resistance. See how these levels can be used to determine potential entry and exit prices.

Using Technical Analysis to Help Determine Price Targets
There are several technical analysis tools and techniques you can use to help you determine price targets that best suit your trading strategy and style.

Gauging Price Movement with Stochastic Oscillator
Find out if Stochastic Oscillators follow or lead price action and what they signaling different market conditions.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Find out if Relative Strength Index (RSI) follows or leads price action and what it signals in different market conditions.

Why Trading Psychology Matters
The market reflects the actions of its participants and those actions are influenced by what everyone is thinking. Consider how you think about trading and how that can support and or impair your actions.

Trend Analysis Methods
Discover methods used in Technical Analysis to help identify potential trading signals and forecast potential future price direction.

Trend Lines: How Traders Use Them
Examine a chart tool that helps detect the direction and magnitude of a trend.

Using Support and Resistance to Gauge Price Ceilings and Floors
Learn how price ceilings and floors—also known as support and resistance lines—can help you spot emerging trends.

Using Trading Volume to Help Determine Entry and Exit Points
Find out if Volume follows or leads price action and what it signals in different market conditions.

The Overall Market Trend is Important in Bullish Trading
Is the “Trend Your Friend?” Learn how to identify bullish trends, the potential benefits of trend trading, and how to recognize warning signs that the trend may not last.

Market Analysis Overview – The "Top-Down" Approach
Searching for potential trade candidates? Discover how you can identify and compare potential candidates using market, industry, and sector analysis.

Time Frame Considerations for Bullish Trading
Making sure that your strategy timeframe and the market trend are in alignment can potentially help you employ a more effective trade strategy.

Trading In Bullish Markets: Finding Reasons to Be Bullish
Look to these factors when looking for reasons to be bullish.

Pairs Trading: Do Good Things Come in Twos?
When looking for a market-neutral strategy, consider this technique of pairing a long and short position on strongly correlated stocks.

Evaluate the Risk/Reward Ratio of a Trade
Know what risk/reward ratio works for you and how to incorporate it into your daily trading.

Planning a Position Size to Help Achieve Trade Objectives
Effectively managing your trading capital means planning the risk of each trade. Find out how a position sizing, such as the 1% Rule, can help you allocate your trading dollars efficiently.

Trading Catalyst Case Study: Bullish Trend Trading
Understand the potential risks and rewards of a widely utilized trading approach, Trend Trading. Discover indicators that trend traders use to help them evaluate potential trade opportunities.

How to Use Head and Shoulders Chart Patterns
Find out how a Head and Shoulders pattern forms and what it signals.

How to Incorporate Technical Analysis Into Your Trading Strategy
Discover how understanding trends, support and resistance, and a few basic concepts may be used in conjunction with fundamental analysis.

Industry Group Action is Important in Bullish Trading
Explore how buying securities in top performing groups or sectors is one way to improve a trader’s potential for long term success.

Schwab’s Guide to Investing in Gold
Learn about why gold is considered to be so valuable as well as various vehicles that allow you to hold an interest in gold.

Presidents, Politics, and the U.S. Stock Market
How do Presidential elections affect the market and are there historic trends we can look to for predictions? Lee Bohl takes a closer look.

Trader Q&A: Can technical analysis and fundamental analysis coexist?
Schwab trading specialists discuss how fundamental and technical analysis can complement each other.

Trader Q&A: What is the most useful trend reversal pattern?
Schwab’s Trading Services team discusses technical analysis patterns.

Trader Q&A: Which moving average periods do you recommend watching?
Schwab's Trading Services team discusses how to use various moving average periods to guide your trading.

Trader Q&A: What is a Bollinger Band® Squeeze?
Schwab’s Trading Services team defines a Bollinger Band squeeze and discusses what it may indicate.

Trader Q&A: Can you provide any guidance on trading in a down market?
Schwab's Trading Services team provides advice for both bullish and bearish traders.

Trader Q&A: Lee Bohl on Reviewing Trade Performance
Lee Bohl discusses the importance of evaluating performance

Trader Q&A: Lee Bohl on Trading Habits
Lee Bohl discusses the importance of developing and practicing good trading habits.

Finessing the Double Bottom
Chartered Market Technician Lee Bohl explains what to look for and how to manage the “Double Bottom” technical chart pattern.

3 Statements to Measure a Company’s Financial Strength
When looking for trade opportunities, be sure to check the income statement, the consolidated balance sheet, and the statement of cash flows.

3 Exit Strategy Philosophies
Take profits and limit losses by developing and executing an effective exit strategy

How to Trade IPOs, Short- or Long-Term
Learn how to research IPOs and what techniques may work for either short- or long-term strategies.

Charting the Markets with Lee Bohl: Weekly Market Analysis
Hear technical commentary on recent market movement and submit your own questions during this weekly webinar.

Trader Q&A: Why is Having an Understanding of Volatility a Benefit to Traders?
Robert Kmec discusses his thoughts on the importance of understanding volatility.

Trader Q&A: How Can I Tell if the Market is Heading South?
Watch our panel of trading specialists discuss what, if any, indicators may foretell a sudden downturn in the market.

Trader Q&A: How Can I Find Good Long-term Stocks?
Our panel of trading specialists discusses what factors to consider and how Schwab Equity Ratings can help.

Common Trading Catalysts That Drive Traders to Action
Do you need help in deciding when to take action in the market? Determine which trading catalyst—trend trading, countertrend trading or chart pattern based trading—might best fit your trading style.

How to Identify and Use Triangle Patterns
Find out how Triangle patterns form and what they signal.

3 Order Types: How and When to Use Them
The final decision in placing a trade comes down to order type. Learn about the uses in and differences between three of the most common kind.

Where’s the Trend Going?
Learn how chart patterns, indicators, and studies can help technical analysts determine where trends are headed.

What Determines a Stock’s Value?
Part science, part art, understanding how stock valuation works can help you discover trading opportunities.

7 Ways to Gauge Growth and Evaluate Value
Growth and value are cornerstones of fundamental analysis. Here we explore some of the most popular methods of gauging a company’s growth and a stock’s value.

9 Frequently Asked Questions About Short Selling
Have questions about how to take advantage of short-selling strategies? We have answers.

The Importance of Earnings and Earnings Season
Earnings season presents unique opportunities for traders who know what to look for and how to take advantage.

Bollinger Bands®: What They Are and How to Use Them
Bollinger Bands® help you identify sharp, short-term price movements and potential entry and exit points.

3 Types of Charts: What They Help Traders See
Learn about the basic types of price charts and how they reveal different aspects of price action information.

The Trend is Your Friend: Using Moving Averages
Learn how to use moving averages and other technical information to identify trends.

Can Small Caps Help Predict Market Direction?
Small-cap stocks can often be used to make predictions on the future direction of the overall market.

5 Things Every Trader Should Know About Technical Analysis
Understanding these five aspects of technical analysis can potentially help you determine future price direction.

Trader Q&A: What to Look at When Picking a Stock
Schwab’s Trading Services Team discusses which basic fundamental data is most important when deciding to invest in a stock.

Trader Q&A: Should I Invest in Companies I Like?
Schwab’s Trading Services team discuss the pros and cons of investing in companies you are personally interested in.

Trader Q&A: Developing Exit Strategies
Schwab’s Trading Services team shares several tactics to developing an exit strategy.

Trader Q&A: What Triggers a Buy or Sell?
Schwab’s Trading Services team discusses what can be used as triggers for buying or selling.

Trader Q&A: How Should I Use Earnings Expectations?
Schwab’s Trading Services team discusses the difference between official earnings expectations and real expectations.

5 Trading Lessons to Learn From Fantasy Football
Take a look at the parallels between stock trading and fantasy football.

Trader Q&A: Can Small Cap Stocks Predict the Market?
Schwab's Trading Services Team covers how the small caps market can give traders an indication of what to expect in the market.

Filtering the Market using Fundamental Analysis
Identify & evaluate potential trade opportunities, based on the company's value relative to the price of the security.

How to Use (and How Not to Use) Moving Averages
To correctly interpret moving average signals, it is important to understand how they work.

Trader Q&A: How can Brackets Manage Trade Risk?
Schwab's Trading Services team discusses how risk management tools like brackets can help protect traders.

Trader Q&A: How do I use Bollinger Bands®?
Schwab's Trading Services Team discusses how to effectively incorporate Bollinger Bands into your trading.

Filtering the Market using Technical Analysis
Identify & evaluate potential trade opportunities using technical analysis tools, including trend lines, moving averages, volume, and more.

Trader Q&A: Evaluate Stocks with Moving Averages
Experts discuss how you can use moving averages to evaluate individual stocks as well as potential pitfalls of relying too heavily on them.

Important Disclosures

Investors in ETFs should consider carefully information concerned in the prospectus, including investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses.
You can request a prospectus by calling 800-435-4000. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investors in Closed-End Funds please note that since these securities are not continuously offered, there may be no prospectus available.