An Introduction to Chart Breakouts and Breakdowns
When it comes to trading or investing in the stock market, the only thing that is 100% certain is that nothing is 100% certain. By the time a stock starts to break up or down, it may be too late to figure out what has caused the move to profit from it. The likely scenario is that it could be a number of factors ranging from social sentiment, technical indicators, systemic risk, or even the actions of a big institution or, in some cases, a large breakout trading chat room. This post focuses on some of those variables at work when nothing seems to make sense.