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When You Can Use Technical Analysis for Investing

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This Element is an excerpt from Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians, Second Edition (9780137059447) by Charles D. Kirkpatrick and Julie Dahlquist. Available in print and digital formats.

Where technical analysis works–and where it doesn’t.

For an investor to use technical analysis in a market, easy access, fungibility, sufficient liquidity, and continuous trading must characterize the market. Although there are many freely traded markets in the world in which technical analysis is used, the most common is the U.S. stock market…