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The January Effect and Other Seasonal Stock Market Patterns – TrendSpider Blog

Market technicians use statistics to identify patterns and predict future price movements. While technical indicators are the most popular example of these statistics, technical analysts also examine prices on a longer timeframe to try and identify seasonal stock market patterns.

In this article, we will look at three popular seasonal stock market patterns, examine whether they are still accurate predictors, and discuss how to use them to your advantage when trading.

Sunday Update Week of January 7th – A Volatile Start to 2019

A prepared trader is a generally a profitable trader, and Sunday is a great day to get ready for the week ahead by studying up from last week’s price action.  In this weekend’s analysis, we take a look at the broad markets after the first moves into 2019. After a rather sluggish start, Friday proved that there are some bulls still left in the equation. Will the bullish momentum continue into the rest of the month of January? Check out the charts in this blog to see how they look!

What is a Hammer?

Technical analysis has been used since the 1900s to predict stock market prices. Unlike fundamental analysis, market technicians believe that all available information is already reflected in a stock price, and day-to-day market fluctuations are more a function of human emotion (fear and green) than changes in the underlying value of a company.