How Technical Analysis is Used in Both Trading and Investing

The finance industry loves to separate traders and investors, treating them as two separate things. That can mean different terms at the broker, different support, or even different approaches to evaluating the markets. But here’s the thing, while there are differences in how traders and investors assess risk and put money into markets, both in essence are trying to predict the future direction of the asset they are buying.

If you see traders using tools that can identify market direction accurately, why would you, as an investor, ignore them? You wouldn’t, which is why investors really should be looking at technical analysis more closely to stay ahead of the game.

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TrendSpider Thursday Analysis: SPY, MSFT, TSLA, AKER

This week has been incredibly volatile with some crazy action across the board from blue chip to small-cap stocks. In this Thursday analysis, we take a look to see how some of the weekly candles are set up into the second half of the week with the markets looking strong overall into the month of November. However, with such a strong move up over the last few days, things can always reverse quickly especially with an event like elections right around the corner next week.

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TrendSpider User Guide Video: How to Build Your Own Charts

In this TrendSpider video, we look at how users can build their own charts instead of just letting the system spit out the default trendlines. Start customizing your charts today!

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Sunday Update for Week of 8/13 – Broad Market Analysis Into the Second Half of August

This year has been nothing short of volatile with the broad markets swinging massively both up and down due to a number of factors. One thing is for certain though, this is likely to continue into the rest of the year.  Even though fundamentals are general drivers of the market, these events line up with technical indicators almost perfectly a lot of the time. We will take a look at both the longer and shorter term technical view of some of the broad market ETF’s as well as identify fundamental drivers that may have an impact on price levels for the rest of the summer and into the second half of the year.

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