Category Archives for Foundations of Stocks and Options

Foundations: The Story Behind a Candlestick

We introduced you to the topic of candlesticks in a previous Stock Market Made Simple blog called Anatomy of a Candle, which you can review here if you wish. The SMMS ​blog presented the various parts of a candlestick and what they represent. In today’s blog, we are going to look a little deeper at […]

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Foundations: The Anatomy of a Gap

The main focus for blogging our way through the entire Foundations of Stocks and Options course is to provide a look behind the curtain on what each class has to offer. I tend to write about the one part of the class which strikes home in an “I didn’t know that” or “that’s kind of […]

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Foundations: Introduction to Chart Patterns

We first looked at stock charts in our Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 1 class post here. Where we introduced you to the various chart types, such as the line chart, the bar chart, and the candlestick chart, which are available for you to use when tracking a company’s performance in the marketplace. Today, […]

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Foundations: Anatomy of a Trend

We covered in last Thursday’s blog that Technical Analysis focuses on the price action of a stock and how the current and historical price points can anticipate future price direction and activity. Thus, by studying the candlestick chart of a particular company, we can, in essence, make an educated guess on the stock’s future behavior. […]

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Foundations: Being a Technical Trader

Today’s blog is taught ​from Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 2 Class 1 and covers being a technical trader. Now, there are two main approaches in the world of trading, which, for the most part, are derived from your predetermined goals in the marketplace. If you are looking to invest your money in hopes […]

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Foundations: The End is Where We Begin

When I first started writing Stock Market Made Simple, and Foundations of Stock and Options blogs, my understanding of the stock market was passing at best. I had been around Tradesmart University off and on for years but failed to do any actual trading. I knew all the terms and keywords surrounding the stock market, […]

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Foundations: The Anatomy of Options

In our last blog, we introduced the concept of stock options and how trading them is similar to trading stocks. If you are long on a stock, you will need to use a call option. If you are short on a stock, you will need to use a put option. The main principles are the […]

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Foundations: Introduction to Stock Options

When it comes to stock trading, there are two main approaches; you can either buy a stock and sell it when it increases in value, or you can short a stock and take your profits as the price of the stock drops. In both cases, you are dealing with transactions of actual shares of a […]

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Foundations: Moving Averages

In our Stock Market Made Simple series we introduced you to using indicators and the information they bring to a trader’s toolkit, which you can read here. Today, we are going to take a closer look at indicators as ​they are ​presented in Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 1 Class 5. We will cover […]

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Foundations: Trend Lines

Two weeks ago, we covered building a framework for your trades using support and resistance lines. When we locate and mark lines of support and resistance on our charts, it gives us a framework upon which we can ​build. It provides a graphical representation of trader sentiment, and it defines pivot points where a stock […]

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