Middle School

Learn how to properly use chart indicators, spot chart patterns and use pivot points.

Oscillators and Momentum Indicators

There are two types of charts indicators: leading and lagging. Which one suits you better?

  1. Leading vs. Lagging Indicators

    Leading indicators give signals BEFORE a new trend or reversal occurs, while lagging indicators give signals AFTER a trend or reversal. But that’s not all!

  2. How to Use Oscillators to Warn You of the End of a Trend

    How do you spot a trend? Maybe lagging indicators can help you out!

  3. How to Use MACD to Confirm a Trend

    Is the trend you’re in ready to push forward or sputter out?

  4. Summary: Leading and Lagging Indicators

    Now that you know the pros and cons of both the leading and lagging indicators, which one do you think works better for you?

Important Chart Patterns

Price action can make cool pictures on your chart…and they actually give a clue to market behavior too!

  1. How to Trade Chart Patterns

    Chart patterns are like that funny feeling you get in your tummy right before you let a fart explode. Here’s why!

  2. How to Trade Double Tops and Double Bottoms

    Hey look, doubles isn’t just a tennis term! Read all about double tops and double bottoms!

  3. How to Trade the Head and Shoulders Pattern

    A head and shoulders pattern is also a trend reversal formation. And you thought it was something to make your hair silky smooth and flake-free!

  4. How to Trade Wedge Chart Patterns

    If you’re thinking shoes or cheese, then you’ve got another thing coming! Wedges are in your charts too!

  5. How to Use Rectangle Chart Patterns to Trade Breakouts

    Now aren’t you glad you paid attention to your shapes when you were just a tot? Who would’ve guessed rectangles are used in trading too?

  6. How to Trade Bearish and Bullish Pennants

    Similar to rectangles, pennants are continuation patterns formed after strong moves.

  7. How to Trade Triangle Chart Patterns

    Can’t get enough of basic shapes? Feast your eyes on these triangle chart patterns!

  8. Know the 3 Main Groups of Chart Patterns

    You might know what the chart patterns are, but do you know when to use them?

  9. Chart Patterns Cheat Sheet

    If you’re having trouble remembering your new chart patterns, then here’s a cheat sheet just for you!

Pivot Points

After you’re done with this section, Peter Parker won’t be the first thing that will come to your mind when you read the abbreviation “PP.”

  1. What Are Pivot Points?

    Pivot points can be used in identifying reversal or breakout areas. Read on to find out how to use these support and resistance levels.

  2. How to Calculate Pivot Points

    Wanna use pivot points in your trading but don’t know how to calculate them? Let us show you how!

  3. How to Use Pivot Points for Range Trading

    Check out these examples on how to use pivot points in range trading. Even better, we’ll show you how to combine candlestick analysis with pivot points!

  4. How to Use Pivot Points to Trade Breakouts

    As with all support and resistance levels, pivot point levels won’t hold forever. Learn how to make pips when pivot points fail!

  5. How to Use Pivot Points to Measure Market Sentiment

    Did you know that pivot points can also help you determine whether traders are more inclined to buy or sell a currency pair?

  6. Know the 3 Other Types of Pivot Points

    Most trading platforms can draw’em for ya, but you should also know how to crunch those numbers yourself in case of nuclear war…huh?

  7. Summary: Pivot Points

    Here are some easy-to-memorize tips to help you make the most out of pivot points!