AN INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Technical analysis is becoming an increasingly popular approach to trading, thanks in part to the advancement in charting packages and trading platforms. However, for a novice trader, understanding technical analysis – and how it can help predict trends in the market - can be daunting and challenging.
Technical analysis is the study of price movements in a market, whereby traders make use of historic chart patterns and indicators to predict future
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