Investing 101

Introduction to Stock Market Technical Analysis

Technical analysis is a methodological approach to forecast the direction or the trend of price movements in the stock market by analyzing all available historical data on prices and volumes. The technique basically considers supply and demand forces to predict the future outcome. The methodology does not take in to account the intrinsic value of the stock, whether it is overvalued or undervalued, rather technical analysis is based on the
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Bullish Market Vs Bearish Market

Only two sentiments available in a stock market are bullish and bearish. While simply put, bull market represents the upward trend and bear market represents the downward trend, there are much more insights about these two terms. Bull market corresponds to strong demand and weak supply. As more and more investors are willing to buy and make money, only few investors are ready to sell their securities. The strong demand
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What is Stock Market Index?

Stock Market Index or Stock Index is defined as the computed numerical value for the stock market for a particular section or segment of the market. Stock Index is a representation of the stock market for the set of securities from a particular market only. Various stock market indices have their own different computational methodology and are defined for a specific market segment. Hence, the relative percentage change is always
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What is A Bear Market?

“The basic reason that the market is down has not changed. We are in a bear market, stocks are overpriced and the earnings are not very good.” – Mike Farrel Bear market is a reference term used for stock market, during which stock price consistently fall. The decreasing prices encourages selling of stocks by the investors. As more and more investors want to sell their stock, supply increases while demand
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What is A Bull Market?

“It is a classic indicator of a bull market when stocks don’t go down even on bad news.” – Elvis Picardo During this period, market is rising, NASDAQ goes up, investors are positive, economy is strong, inflation is under control, unemployment is low and the market is strongly on the buy side. These trends drive optimism and hopes of making some quick money for the investors. Most of the investors
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Beginners Guide to Day Trading

We're beginning a new series of posts to help our budding traders/investors find their comfort zone in the stock markets. We'll have our expert analysts write some posts on-demand based on what we are hearing from our readers and followers. We will also be curating some of the most useful content from various sources - online and offline - to get you all the relevant information in a single place. We're beginning with a