Research & Analyze
Learn the benefits and risk of margin trading as well as 4 tips for managing margin risk.
Know what to look for—and what to look out for—when analyzing price to book value ratio (P/BV).
Learn how a rectangle pattern forms and how they can be used to determine price targets.
Learn how average directional index (ADX) can help identify trends and their strength or weakness.
Stay in control of your trading with these powerful, intuitive tools for generating ideas, executing trades, and monitoring positions.
Find out if Bollinger Bands follows or leads price action and what it signals in different market conditions.
Learn how chart patterns and understanding indicators, including support, resistance, and trend lines, can help you fine tune your entries and exits.
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.
Find out if Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD) follows or leads price action and what it signals in different market conditions.
Find out what traders look for and look out for with Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E Ratio).
Find out what traders look for and look out for with Price/Earnings/Growth Ratio (PEG Ratio).
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.
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.
Find out if Stochastic Oscillators follow or lead price action and what they signaling different market conditions.
Find out if Relative Strength Index (RSI) follows or leads price action and what it signals in different market conditions.
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.
Discover methods used in Technical Analysis to help identify potential trading signals and forecast potential future price direction.
Examine a chart tool that helps detect the direction and magnitude of a trend.
Learn how price ceilings and floors—also known as support and resistance lines—can help you spot emerging trends.
Find out if Volume follows or leads price action and what it signals in different market conditions.
Making sure that your strategy timeframe and the market trend are in alignment can potentially help you employ a more effective trade strategy.
Look to these factors when looking for reasons to be bullish.
When looking for a market-neutral strategy, consider this technique of pairing a long and short position on strongly correlated stocks.
Know what risk/reward ratio works for you and how to incorporate it into your daily trading.
Explore how buying securities in top performing groups or sectors is one way to improve a trader’s potential for long term success.
Learn about why gold is considered to be so valuable as well as various vehicles that allow you to hold an interest in gold.
How do Presidential elections affect the market and are there historic trends we can look to for predictions? Lee Bohl takes a closer look.
Schwab trading specialists discuss how fundamental and technical analysis can complement each other.
Schwab’s Trading Services team discusses technical analysis patterns.
Schwab's Trading Services team discusses how to use various moving average periods to guide your trading.
Schwab’s Trading Services team defines a Bollinger Band squeeze and discusses what it may indicate.
Schwab's Trading Services team provides advice for both bullish and bearish traders.
Lee Bohl discusses the importance of evaluating performance
Lee Bohl discusses the importance of developing and practicing good trading habits.
Chartered Market Technician Lee Bohl explains what to look for and how to manage the “Double Bottom” technical chart pattern.
When looking for trade opportunities, be sure to check the income statement, the consolidated balance sheet, and the statement of cash flows.
Take profits and limit losses by developing and executing an effective exit strategy
Learn how to research IPOs and what techniques may work for either short- or long-term strategies.
Hear technical commentary on recent market movement and submit your own questions during this weekly webinar.
Robert Kmec discusses his thoughts on the importance of understanding volatility.
Watch our panel of trading specialists discuss what, if any, indicators may foretell a sudden downturn in the market.
Our panel of trading specialists discusses what factors to consider and how Schwab Equity Ratings can help.
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.
Find out how Triangle patterns form and what they signal.
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.
Learn how chart patterns, indicators, and studies can help technical analysts determine where trends are headed.
Part science, part art, understanding how stock valuation works can help you discover trading opportunities.
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.
Have questions about how to take advantage of short-selling strategies? We have answers.
Earnings season presents unique opportunities for traders who know what to look for and how to take advantage.
Bollinger Bands help you identify sharp, short-term price movements and potential entry and exit points.
Learn about the basic types of price charts and how they reveal different aspects of price action information.
Learn how to use moving averages and other technical information to identify trends.
Small-cap stocks can often be used to make predictions on the future direction of the overall market.
Understanding these five aspects of technical analysis can potentially help you determine future price direction.
Schwab’s Trading Services Team discusses which basic fundamental data is most important when deciding to invest in a stock.
Schwab’s Trading Services team discuss the pros and cons of investing in companies you are personally interested in.
Schwab’s Trading Services team discusses what can be used as triggers for buying or selling.
Schwab’s Trading Services team shares several tactics to developing an exit strategy.
Schwab’s Trading Services team discusses the difference between official earnings expectations and real expectations.
Take a look at the parallels between stock trading and fantasy football.
Schwab's Trading Services Team covers how the small caps market can give traders an indication of what to expect in the market.
Schwab's Trading Services Team discusses how to effectively incorporate Bollinger Bands into your trading.
Identify & evaluate potential trade opportunities, based on the company's value relative to the price of the security.
To correctly interpret moving average signals, it is important to understand how they work.
Schwab's Trading Services team discusses how risk management tools like brackets can help protect traders.
Identify & evaluate potential trade opportunities using technical analysis tools, including trend lines, moving averages, volume, and more.
Experts discuss how you can use moving averages to evaluate individual stocks as well as potential pitfalls of relying too heavily on them.
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