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Trendline Basics

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by CI Staff

Trendline Basics

Sometimes it feels like computers can make things more complicated than they really need to be. One case in point is technical analysis. With affordable computers available to the masses, it seems like the battle between software makers is to see who can pack the most features into their programs. However, sometimes the most simple of analysis techniques can be just as useful as the most complex indicators.

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Discussion

George from PA posted over 3 years ago:

Thank you. Unlike many analytically oriented articels that was not only helpful but also simple and, most importantly, it just makes sense.

My only "complaint" is that it reminds me that I SHOULD HAVE used those techinques on my last set of transactions. If I had, I would be a few thousand dollars richer today.

Thank you again,
George MacDonald


Robert from SC posted over 3 years ago:

Which is more valid for the price axis, linear or logarithmic?


Wayne from IL posted over 3 years ago:

I prefer to use log-scale charts when plotting longer time periods. There is no hard and fast rule, more of personal preference.


Lee from VA posted over 2 years ago:

Should we be using a weekly or daily chart? Approximately how far apart should the points of the trend line be?


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