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With so many indicators and charting tools to choose from, it's best to think about what is most important to you and then create a step-by-step approach.
Too many indicators can lead to indecision. Check out this stock analysis tool from TD Ameritrade that can help you make decisions about stock trades.
Identifying entry and exit points is crucial for any trading strategy. A simple moving average crossover system can help.
Build up your charting basics: Try simple moving averages for long-term charts and exponential moving averages for a short-term view.
Trend direction and volatility are two variables an option trader relies on. Combining trend following, momentum, and trend reversal indicators on the thinkorswim platform may help you determine which direction prices may be moving and with how much momentum.
Learn to identify the four stages of a stock cycle: accumulation, markup, distribution, and markdown.
Confirmation indicators such as moving averages and the relative strength index can help ascertain whether a stock will continue a trend.
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