Technical Analysis

Interpret market data to identify patterns and trends to make more educated predictions.

How to Avoid 3 Technical Analysis Trading Pitfalls

Learn to avoid the three pitfalls of technical analysis and analyzing price patterns: impatience, inflexibility, and tunnel vision.

What You Can Learn From Stock Trading Volume

Volume tells how many shares are publicly traded on a particular day. It can also confirm the trend and buy signal, warn of potential trend changes, and help track the smart money.

Using Chart Drawing Tools on thinkorswim® Desktop

Learn how to add drawings in charts, draw trendlines, price levels, and Fibonacci retracements to help you identify trend as well as support and resistance.

Understanding Simple Moving Average Crossovers

A simple moving average crossover system can help you evaluate potential entry and exit points in a trading strategy.

Advanced Stock Chart Indicators

When typical charting tools seem to be giving false signals, some traders turn to less common ones like the Standard Deviation Channel, Schaff Trend Cycle, and The Simple Cloud.

Choosing Technical Indicators to Analyze Stocks

When analyzing stocks, there are several technical indicators available, including those for trend, momentum, and breakouts. Here's how to decide which technical indicators to use.

Uncover Hidden Price Levels with the Volume Profile

Here we'll review two ways the Volume Profile study on the thinkorswim® platform can help traders uncover hidden inflection price points.

Simple vs. Exponential Moving Averages

Build on your charting basics and try simple moving averages for long-term charts and exponential moving averages for short-term views.

Real Rally or Ruse? Tips to Avoid a Bull Trap

By monitoring trading volume and other technical indicators, traders can potentially avoid getting caught in a "bull trap." Here are some strategies to consider.

Using Fibonacci Retracement Levels on thinkorswim®

Using Fibonacci retracement levels on the thinkorswim trading platform can help traders identify support and resistance price levels in stocks and exchange-traded funds.