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Technical analysis definition

You'd be surprised by how many people drive the financial markets by looking out the rear window.

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Technical analysis is the process of evaluating investments based on past price movements and volume trends. The technical analyst attempts to identify and capitalize on trends through a visual review of charts.

Synonym: chart reading


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The intermediate-term momentum anomaly to the Efficient Market Hypothesis is an argument for the validity of technical analysis. | True or False?

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Ken:  On our ADV, the box next to technical analysis is checked. Is that still valid?
Kay:  Yes, I get a feel for near-term supply and demand using technical analysis .

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