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Use Technical Analysis to Know When to Buy or Sell Stocks

Updated on February 6, 2017
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When it comes to stocks, they always tell you to buy low and sell high, but how do you determine that point? I use what is called a technical analysis. With a technical analysis, you can determine with some measured degree of certainty where those point are. If you are buying a stock, it will give you signals as to when to buy. When selling a stock, it will also give you signals when to sell.

I have created a video that is part of this article that describes in very simple, but comprehensive terms how to use the three indicators that I use. They are; volume, stochastic, and Moving Average Divergent Convergence (MACD). Don't let these names scare you. Believe me, after viewing this video you will see how easy it is to use these indicators. They are not rocket science.

After viewing this video, you will learn the following:

  • The difference between a fundamental analysis and a technical analysis
  • The difference between income stocks and growth stocks
  • How to use the Volume, Stochastic, and MACD to give you signals when to buy and sell stocks.


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      Mike Russo 5 years ago from Placentia California

      monicamelendez: Fundamentals will give you the health of a company. Techncial analysis tells you when to buy or sell the stock in that company. I hope that helps and good luck in your investment strategy.

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      monicamelendez 5 years ago from Salt Lake City

      I'm all about the fundamentals but I've been trying to learn more about this side of things. Thanks for the advice

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      Mike Russo 6 years ago from Placentia California

      Thanks Brett for stopping by and thanks for all the useful hubs you share.

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      Brett Caulton 6 years ago from Thailand

      Great advice, the video is a really good idea for this topic, I will have to check it out and can play it with sounds ...

      SOCIALLY SHARED for the budding traders amongst us. Voted up and useful.

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      Mike Russo 6 years ago from Placentia California

      falcone, thanks for the comments. I also want to do one on fundamental analysis, but it's a bit more involved. Thank you for SHARING

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      gjfalcone 6 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Excellent hub topic. I use technical analysis as well and strongly agree it is a useful tool. Voted ^ & useful.

      Thanks For SHARING