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Glossary of Technical Analysis Terms
This glossary contains many of the commonly used terms for Technical Analysis and stock trading on our website.

A
A/S
Abandoned Baby
Abandonment Option
Above the Market
Absolute Breadth Index - ABI
Absolute Price Oscillator (APO)
Accumulation
Accumulation/Distribution
Actuarial Analysis
Advance Decline Line
Advance Decline Ratio
Advance-Decline Index
Advance/Decline Line - A/D
After Hours
Aggregate Exercise Price
All or None
Alpha
Alpha
American Depository Receipt (ADR)
AMEX
AMEX Composite Index
Amex Index Options
Analysis of Variance
Analyst
Andrew's Pitchfork
Andrew's Pitchfork
Annual Report
Appraisal Ratio
Arbitrage
Area Pattern
Arithmetic Mean Average
Arms Index - TRIN
Aroon
Aroon Indicator
Aroon Oscillator
Ascending Channel
Ascending Tops
Ascending Trend Channel
Ascending Triangle
Ascending Triangle
Ask
At the Money
Authorized Stock (A/S)
Autoregressive
Average Directional Index (ADX)
Average True Range (ATR)
Average True Range - ATR

B
Back Testing
Backspread
Bar
Bar Chart
Bar Chart
Barron's Confidence Index
Basing
Basing
Basis
Bear
Bear Market
Bear Spread
Bear Trap
Bearish Belt Hold
Bearish Engulfing Pattern
Bearish Harami
Below the Market
Beta
Bid
Black Box
Block
Blow-Off Top
Blowoff
Blue Chip Stock
Bollinger Band
Bollinger Band Width
Bollinger Bands
Bond Price
Bond Yield
Box Size
Box Size
BP (Buy Point)
Breadth
Breadth Indicator
Breadth of Market Theory
Breadth Thrust
Breakaway Gap
Breakaway Gap
Breakout
Breakout
Breakout Trader
Bull
Bull Bear Ratio
Bull Market
Bull Trap
Bullish Belt Hold
Bullish Engulfing Pattern
Bullish Harami
Bullish Homing Pigeon
Bullish Percent Index (BPI)
Bump and Run Reversal
Buy Signal
Buy Stop
Buy Stop
Buy Weakness
Buyback
Buying Climax
Buying on Margin

C
Call Option
Candlestick
Candlestick Chart
Capital Gain
Capital Loss
CBOE Nasdaq Volatility Index
Chaikin Money Flow (CMF)
Chaikin Oscillator
Chaikin Oscillator
Chande Momentum Oscillator
Channel
Channel
Channel Line
Chartered Market Technician - CMT
Chartist
Choppy Market
Climax
Commodities
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
Commodity Channel Index - CCI
Commodity Selection Index - CSI
Common Gap
Confirmation
Confirmation
Congestion
Consolidation
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge (CDSC)
Continuation Pattern
Continuation Pattern
Coppock Curve
Correction
Count
Countertrend Strategy
CRB Index
Crossover
Crossover
Cumulative Volume Index - CVI
Cup and Handle
Cup with Handle
Cyclical Stocks

D
Dark Cloud Cover
Dark Cloud Cover
Day Trading
Death Cross
Declining
Demarker Indicator
Depth
Descending Channel
Descending Tops
Descending Triangle
Descending Triangle
Diamond Top Formation
Directional Movement Index - DMI
Directional Movement Indicator (DMI)
Disparity Index
Displaced Moving Average
Distribution
Distribution
Divergence
Divergence
Doji
Doji
Donchian Channels
Double Bottom
Double Top
Double Top
Dow Jones Industrial Average
Dow Jones Transportation Average
Dow Jones Utilities Average
Dow Theory
Down Trendline
Down Volume
Downside Tasuki Gap
Downtick Volume
Dragonfly Doji
Dynamic Momentum Index

E
Ease Of Movement
Elder-Ray Index
Elliott Wave Analysis
Elliott Wave Theory
Energy Commodities Index
Engulfing Pattern
Envelope
Envelopes
Equivolume
ETF - Exchange Traded Fund
Evening Doji Star
Evening Star
Evening Star
Ex-Dividend Date
Exhaustion Gap
Exhaustion Gap
Exponential Moving Average (EMA)
Exponential Moving Average - EMA
Extended (in price)

F
Fade
Fakeout
Falling Three Methods
Fibonacci Arc
Fibonacci Channel
Fibonacci Clusters
Fibonacci Extensions
Fibonacci Fan
Fibonacci Numbers
Fibonacci Numbers/Lines
Fibonacci Retracement
Fibonacci Time Zones
Fifty Percent Principle
Filter
Filter Rule
Flag
Flag
Forecasting
Fully Valued
Fundamental Analysis
Futures

G
Gann Angles
Gap
Gap
Gap - Breakaway
Gap - Common
Gap - Continuation
Gap - Exhaustion
Gap - Up/Down
Gartley Pattern
Golden Cross
Gravestone Doji

H
Hammer
Hammer
Hanging Man
Hanging Man
Harami
Harami Cross
Harami Cross
Haurlan Index
Head and Shoulders Bottom
Head and Shoulders Pattern
Head and Shoulders Top
HOD
HOLDRs
Horizontal Channel

I
Ichimoku Chart
Implied Volatility
Impulse Wave Pattern
Indicator
Indicator
Industrial Metals Commodities Index
Industry
Initial Public Offering (IPO)
Intermarket Analysis
International WEBS
Intraday Intensity Index
Inverse Saucer
Inverted Hammer
Island Reversal

J
Joseph Effect

K
Kagi Chart
Keltner Channel
Key Reversal Day
Klinger Oscillator

L
Laggard
Leader
Limit Order
Line Chart
Linear (Arithmetic)
Linear Price Scale
Liquidity
Livestock Commodities Index
LOD
Logarithmic (Percentage) Scaling
Logarithmic Price Scale
Long-Legged Doji
Low Pole (LP)

M
MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence)
MACD Histogram
Market Capitalization
Market Order
Market Risk Premium
Market Technicians Association - MTA
Market versus Quote - MVQ
Marubozo
Marubozu
McClellan Oscillator
McClellan Oscillator
McClellan Summation Index
McClellan Summation Index
Mean Reversion
Mechanical Investing
Momentum
Momentum
Momo Play
Money Flow
Money Flow Index (MFI)
Money Flow Index - MFI
Morning Doji Star
Morning Star
Moving Average (MA)
Moving Average - MA
Moving Average Chart
Moving Average Ribbon
Multicollinearity

N
NASDAQ 100 Index (QQQ)
NASDAQ Composite Index
Negative Directional Indicator (-DI)
Negative Volume Index - NVI
Net Asset Value (NAV)
Net New Highs
New Highs and New Lows
Noise Trader
Noise Trader Risk
NYSE Composite Index

O
O/S
Odd Lot Theory
OHLC Chart
On Balance Volume (OBV)
On-Balance Volume - OBV
Open Interest
Optimization
Oscillator
Outside Reversal
Outstanding Shares (O/S)
Over The Counter (OTC)
Overbought
Overbought
Oversold
Oversold

P
Painting the Tape
Paper Trade
Parabolic Indicator
Parabolic SAR
Pattern
Pattern Day Trader
Pennant
Pennant
Penny Stock
Percent Investment Advisors Bullish
Percentage Price Oscillator (PPO)
Percentage Price Oscillator - PPO
Piercing Line
Pivot
Pivot Point
Pivot Point
Point & Figure Chart
Point and Figure Buy Signal
Point and Figure Price Objective
Point and Figure Sell Signal
Polarized Fractal Efficiency - PFE
Position Trading
Positive Directional Indicator (+DI)
Positive Volume Index - PVI
Precious Metals Commodities Index
Price By Volume
Price Channels
Price Oscillator (PO)
Price Patterns
Price Relative
Price/Earnings Ratio
Program Trading
Proxy
Pullback
Put Option
Put-Call Parity
Put-Call Ratio
Put/Call Ratio

Q
Qstick Indicator

R
R Squared
Range
Range
Range-Bound Trading
Rate Of Change
Rate-of-change (percent)
Ratio Analysis
Reaction High
Reaction Low
Reaction Rally
Real Body
Rectangle
Relative Strength
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Relative Strength Index - RSI
Renko Chart
Resistance
Resistance
Retracement
Retracement
Reversal
Reversal Amount
Reversal Amount
Reversal Pattern
Reversal Spike
Reverse Stock Split
Reward-to-Risk Ratio
Ripple
Rising Bottom
Rising Three Methods
Rounding Bottom
Runaway Gap
Runaway Gap
Russell 2000

S
S & P 100 Index
S & P Large Cap 500 Index
S & P Mid Cap 400 Index
S & P Small Cap 600 Index
S/R
Salomon Brothers World Equity Index - SBWEI
Saucer
Scan
Sector
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Sell Signal
Selling Climax
Selling Into Strength
Semi-Logarithmic (Percentage) Scaling
Sentiment Indicator
Sentiment Indicators
Shadow
Shakeout
Shooting Star
Shooting Star
Short Interest
Short Selling
Sideways Market
Signal Line
Signaling Approach
Simple Average
Simple Moving Average - SMA
Size
Skewness
Slope
SPDR
Specialist Short Sale Ratio
Speculation Index
Spinning Top
Split
Spread
Spring
Standard Deviation (volatility)
STIX
Stochastic Oscillator
Stochastic Oscillator
StochRSI
Stocks Above Their 200-day Moving Average
Stocks Above Their 50-day Moving Average
Stop Loss Order
Stop-And-Reversal Indicator
Summation Index
Support
Support
Sushi Roll
Swing Charting
Swing High
Swing Low
Swing Trading
Symmetrical Triangle

T
T-Bill
Tax Lien Certificate
Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis
Technical Rally
Technically Strong Market
Technically Weak Market
Test
Three Black Crows
Three White Soldiers
TICK
Tide
Time Segmented Volume - TSV
Tirone Levels
Top
Top-Down Approach
Topping
Trade Volume Index - TVI
Trailing Stop
Treasury Bill
Treasury Bond
Treasury Note
Trend
Trend
Trend Analysis
Trend Trading
Trendline
Trendlines
Triangle
Triangles
Trigger Line
TRIN
TRIN
Triple Top
TRIX
True Strength Index - TSI
Turtle Channel
Typical Price

U
Ulcer Index - UI
Ultimate Oscillator
Ultimate Oscillator
Universe of Securities
Up Trendline
Up Volume
Upside Gap Two Crows
Upside Tasuki Gap
Upside/Downside Ratio
Upthrust
Uptick Volume
US Dollar Index

V
Value Line Arithmetic Composite Average
Value Line Geometric Composite Average
Visual Analysis
Volatility
Volatility (Implied)
Volatility Index
Volume
Volume Oscillator
Volume Price Trend Indicator - VPT

W
Washout Day
Wave
Wedge
Wedge
Weekly Reversal
Weekly Reversal
Weighted Alpha
Weighted Average
Weighted Close
Whipsaw
Wilder, Welles
Williams %R
Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index
Wolfe Wave

Y
Yield Curve

Z
Zig Zag
Zig Zag
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