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Great site Kenny.

Technical Analysis written in a straightforward way so that everyone understands.

There's only a small few who get it consistantly correct and you are certainly in that group. Chris

Thanks for putting this all together and sharing! BHW

Awesome Stuff! Kenny has shown time and time again the ability to show us direction in these markets. Khalsa

Kenny, I appreciate your insight and analysis. You make sense of what I can rarely see.

Thanks for sharing.

Took a gold short at 1240 just closed at 1203 :-)))))))))))))))))) ........ top call!!  Gekko

Stock Chart Patterns

Technical Analysis Charting Patterns Explained

What are Stock Chart Patterns

Stock chart patterns are a
key part of stock market technical analysis charts. Human nature never changes and we humans have the same reactions and responses to stressful situations that our predecessors did.

As a result, price patterns will repeat on the stock charts as the market goes through its normal cycles, in good times and in bad. That does not go to say we can always tell from technical analysis what is going to happen to stock prices but we can find instances of the same patterns repeating over and again in the charts.

The analysts task is to identify these stock market charting patterns in the early stages and be able to profit from them as they develop. 
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 Stock Chart Pattern Identification

There are two types of technical analysis charts patterns, continuation and reversal. Recognition of what type of pattern is playing out can indicate to the analyst whether to expect a continuation of the trend or a possible reversal.

Technical Analysis Charts - Continuation Chart Patterns

A continuation chart pattern happens in a trending market when the trend starts to lose momentum. In a bull market (when the market is rising) buying pressure starts to weaken but if there are not enough sellers to reverse the trend. The market may then  consolidate in a range before buyers regain confidence.

These consolidation periods often create the same continuation patterns on the chart that recur again and again.

Exactly the same is true in a bear market (when the market is falling) except that it is the sellers who run out of steam and there are not enough buyers to reverse the trend.

Bullish Continuation Chart Patterns

Bearish Continuation Chart Patterns

Technical Analysis Charts - Reversal Chart Patterns

Reversal chart patterns occur at market tops and bottoms. In  a bull market (when the market is rising) there will become less buyers as the trend matures and investors take profits. When the trend stalls as sellers start to gain confidence and there not enough buyers to get the momentum going again, eventually the trend reverses.

These battle zones at tops and bottoms often create the recurring reversal patterns which traders can use as signs of an impending reversal of trend.

 Exactly the same is true in a bear market (when the market is falling) except it is the sellers who run out of steam and the buyers that gain control.
Bullish Reversal
Stock Chart Patterns

Bearish Reversal
Stock Chart Patterns

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