Category Archives for Foundations of Stocks and Options

Foundations: The End is Where We Begin Part 2

I did a wrap up blog post on the eighth class of the Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 1 series, where I showed all my trades which I placed while taking the Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 1 classes and writing the accompanying blogs. Therefore, it seemed prudent to stick with our philosophy […]

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Foundations: Indicator Review and Bollinger Bands

In last week’s Foundations of Stocks and Options blog which you can read here, we covered indicators and how they can assist and support your chart analysis through the concept of divergence. Now, let’s take a moment to do a quick review of what we have learned about indicators. Simply put, indicators are a numerical […]

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Foundations: Indicators and Divergence

In a previous Stock Market Made Simple blog, we introduced the concept of using indicators on your stock charts, which you can read here. Today, we will be taking a deeper look at at indicators and how it is presented in Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 2 Class 7. An indicator is a statistical […]

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Foundations: The Story Behind the Pattern

In today’s blog which covers Foundations of Stocks and Options Level 2 Class 6, we are going to discuss what information candlestick patterns can offer. If you remember from last Thursday’s blog, The Story Behind a Candlestick, we ​covered the idea that an individual candlestick tells a story. A story where every part of a […]

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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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