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Chart Patterns

Ascending Triangle

Pattern Description:

In an ascending triangle, one trendline is drawn horizontally at a level that has historically prevented the price from heading higher, while the second trendline connects a series of increasing troughs. Traders enter into long positions when the price of the asset breaks above the top resistance. An ascending triangle is generally considered to be a continuation pattern, meaning that it is usually found amid a period of consolidation within an uptrend. Once the breakout occurs, buyers will aggressively send the price of the asset higher, usually on high volume. The most common price target is generally set to be equal to the entry price plus the vertical height of the triangle.
Ascending Triangle

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How to Take a Loss

by Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D.
There are quite a few books written on how to make money in the market. Some of them are even written by people who have made money as traders! What you don’t see often, however, are books or articles written on how to lose money. “Cut your losers and let your winners run” is commonsensical advice, but how do you determine when a position is a loser? Interestingly, most traders I have seen don’t formulate an answer to this question when they put on a position. They focus on the entry,...

Technical Review

Is Paypal your pal?

2024-03-30 by Tim Straiton

After a long consolidation process, Paypal (PYPL) has now completed a golden cross formation and also made the third highest weekly close since September 2023 at $67. The 200 day moving average, now at $61.56, has started to rise. These factors suggest that further upside is on the cards.

The 14 day relative strength index is currently in overbought territory at 72% and may well provoke some short-term profit taking toward the 200 day moving average at $61.50 level, however as long as rising trendline support at $59 holds, one can assume that this stock can be traded from the long side.

Fibonacci retracement levels encasing the entire $299.79 to $52.04 range seen since July 2021 would set the initial upside 23.6% target level at $105.06.


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