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Intro to Technical Analysis - Does it Work?


There is a lot of debate among investors about using technical analysis.  Some swear by it, claiming it is the only way that you can truly have an edge in the market.  Others say it is worthless -- a self-fulfilling prophecy at best, and statistical voodoo at worst. So let's take a hard look at technical analysis to see what the truth is.

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Intro to Technical Analysis - Does it Work?

Understand how the stock market works and you will never question the validity of using technical analysis as a methodology for trading and investing.

Intro to Technical Analysis - Resources

There are numerous resources available for those who want to about technical analysis and add it to their investing toolbox.

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