Charts & Patterns

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Triangle: A Common Chart Pattern That Offers a Clear Trade Setup
Michael J. Carr | July 28, 2017

This pattern allows traders to easily define price targets and risk levels for their trade setups.

Candlestick Charts: Quickly Spot Patterns With This Popular Charting Style
Michael J. Carr | July 27, 2017

Candlestick chart patterns form very quickly, unlike traditional bar chart patterns, which makes them the preferred tool of short-term traders.

Rectangle: Consolidation Pattern Signals a Big Price Move Ahead
Michael J. Carr | July 14, 2017

Consolidations usually occur before significant market moves, and a breakout from this pattern likely means one has begun.

Head-and-Shoulders: Reversal Pattern Predicts How Far a Stock Could Fall
Profitable Trading Staff | July 12, 2017

In addition to providing trade timing signals, this chart pattern accurately forecasts downside price targets.

This Pattern May Be Old, but It Still Works

Before computers, great investors noticed patterns on charts. Now, with the help of computers, we can see what really works.

Doji Candlesticks: A Reliable Signal a Price Move is Coming
Michael J. Carr | December 24, 2012

A doji candlestick signals that price action is likely to become more volatile, meaning a tradable move could be approaching.

How to Trade A Choppy Summer Market
Greg Guenthner | August 6, 2012

Right now, the market is trying to fool you. Here's a chart that shows exactly what I mean, plus three rules to follow during summer trading.

How To Profit From Stocks Forming Cup Patterns
David Grandey | June 6, 2012

This unique pattern could yield profits in the very near future...

3 Reasons to Buy 'Channeling' Stocks
Greg Guenthner | April 10, 2012

One simple pattern can help you easily book winning trades in a trending market. All you have to do is recognize the key features and respond to the pattern’s clear buy and sell signals.

Chart Smarts: The Importance of Resistance Levels
Jonas Elmerraji | March 5, 2012

Today, I want to take a minute to explain exactly what resistance means in real terms.