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Below you will find an exclusive collection of free, online tutorials for your reading enjoyment. For traders that prefer visual instruction, a vast variety of multimedia selections may be found within the videos and webinar series.

Diamond Patterns

A reversal pattern that is relatively rare – or perhaps envisioning it is just more uncommon – is the diamond pattern, formed by a series of prices that rally into a high, drop sharply, then rally again but fall off quickly to leave a more or less...

Head-and-Shoulders Formation

Like some other patterns, a head-and-shoulders formation may be part of a larger continuation pattern, but it often indicates a change in market direction when the neckline of the pattern is penetrated. This pattern involves several highs and lows, forms...

"M" Tops and "W" Bottoms

A close cousin of the double top and double bottom are the M top and W bottom, so-called because of the letters formed when the thrust to a previous high or previous low does not reach the same level as the first high or low. The key that confirms...

Reversal Patterns

While a continuation pattern suggests that a trend in place will continue in the same direction after a brief pause/correction, a failed continuation pattern may well turn into a reversal pattern. Like their name implies, reversal patterns suggest that...

Gap Patterns

Gaps are areas on a price chart where no trading occurs. The last bar's low is higher than the previous bar's high for a gap-higher move. The last bar's high is lower than the previous bar's low to form a gap-lower move. For example, if a market closes...

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