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Why Use Stock Charts?

Once you find a stock with strong fundamental data like superior earnings and sales, you’ll find it valuable to use a stock chart to identify the right time to buy the stock. Charts show you if a stock is trending up or down and help you identify current base patterns and buy points.

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What’s in a Stock Chart?

IBD Charts plot price and volume data in an easy-to-read full screen format, making it easier to spot buy and sell points. Our color daily and weekly charts feature all the key indicators you need to review a stock’s price action.

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Always Check Price and Volume

Volume is key when analyzing a stock chart. Volume, in addition to price action, is the best way to zero in on institutional buying and selling. Any price movement up, or down, with corresponding high volume is more significant action than a similar move with weak volume.

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Is the Stock Finding Support or Hitting Resistance?

Support and resistance levels are key in technical analysis. Learning to identify these levels makes it easier to identify the current trend of the stock and and predict what the stock price might do in the future. Learning to recognize key support and resistance levels will help you better time when to buy stocks and when to sell stocks.

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