## Learn to Trade Stocks Online

Welcome to the Learn to Trade Stocks section! We have designed this section to help you begin learning how to trade, from entering your very first stock trade and signing up with a brokerage. Then, from there we take you through the process of learning how use moving averages, chart...

## What are Chart Patterns?

In this chapter, we take a look at certain chart patterns to help you spot the next breakout possibility. All of the chart patterns we highlight are what you will most likely hear the most about in the stock forums you frequent. Chart Patterns :...

## Stock Market Order Types

When trading stocks it is best to know all of the options you have with buying and selling them. While not all order types are supported by all brokerages across all exchanges, if you know them all, you will still be better off. Market Order...

If you are new to trading stocks then taking a look at a full stock quote can be a bit overwhelming. In this section, we aim to break down the major elements of the stock quote for your reading pleasure. Just below, you will see...

## Level II Quotes

Okay, so what is level II you ask? Level II’s provide the stock trader with a lot of very useful information about the stock’s current trading. It shows at a glance all of the open orders for buys (the bid column on the left, in...

## Introduction to Moving Averages

What is a moving average, you ask? Well, instead of looking at a jagged chart moving up and down you could choose to smooth out its price movements with a moving average. Therefore, a moving average is derived from the price of a stock over...

## Simple Moving Average

A simple moving average is formulated by adding up the last X number of market days’ closing prices and dividing that total by X. For example, if you wanted to calculate a stock XYZ’s 3 day simple moving average. You would add up 3 day’s...

## Exponential Moving Average

With simple averages the calculation is, well, simple. The simplicity of the calculation can sometimes cause a bit of a flaw to the SMA. The flaw is due to spikes in the price of a security. For example, if you were to calculate the 4 day SMA of stock XYZ...

## SMA vs EMA Moving Averages

Let us first summarize the exponential moving average. When choosing a moving average that can react quickly to price changes and trends, then the exponential moving average is the one to choose. Act fast in finding a trend and you act fast in making money....

## Introduction to Technical Indicators

This chapter looks at what are called Technical Indicators. Technical Indicators are defined as, “tools that are implemented by a technical analyst to in order to determine the likelihood and direction of future price move trends.” Technical Indicators : Table of Contents Introduction Bollinger Bands MACD...