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Note:  The following articles/lessons are meant to help you learn from the market and DO NOT serve as investment advice for any specific group or individual.  For more information, please read the HSR Terms of Use.

Learn from the Market

There is quite a bit that happens in the market that we can learn from, but we won't learn much if we don't review market history.

These articles/lessons will help you learn from historical stock market events and improve your attention to detail.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Note:  Some of the charts related to the articles/lessons can be viewed using the provided link that's located at the end of each article/lesson.  You may want to print out the charts before reading the text.

How to Find Potential Handle Troughs within Bases
by Erik Grywalski
Would you like to learn about alternatives to base breakouts? This historical review will explain a price behavior that occurs before a breakout and it combines two common stock behaviors. . . . keep reading
Checklist for Bases with Net Distribution
by Erik Grywalski
Should you avoid a stock that contains net distribution within its base? Here are five (5) technical questions that may help you if your stock of interest has net distribution before a breakout. . . . keep reading
How to Approach September in the Stock Market (2000 vs. 2010)
by Erik Grywalski
Seasonal trends can be misleading if you don't closely follow the market. In this historical lesson, I'll give you 30+ charts that will help you understand why paying attention to market details is the best approach to implement in your market analysis regardless of the month. . . . keep reading
How to Improve Attention to Detail During Market Corrections
by Erik Grywalski
Improving attention to detail is very important to stay on the right side of the market. In this review, I'll give you three (3) stock categories to help you better track price action during market corrections. With these specific categories, you'll be focused on stock price behaviors and won't require much help to determine what the market is doing because you're watching price closely. . . . keep reading
3 Groups of Bases that Power Market Uptrends
by Erik Grywalski
A base is a precursor of market leadership and this review will help you identify three (3) groups of bases that lead most market uptrends. Once you read this article and put in the work, you'll better understand what to look for in the market. . . . keep reading
Subjective vs. Objective Technical Analysis
by Erik Grywalski
Technical analysis gets criticized because it has a tendency to be inaccurate, however, it's largely based on a personal opinion. In this article, you'll learn the difference between two (2) types of technical analysis and understand why one is harder to find, but the preferred type to stay in gear with the market. . . . keep reading
The Benefit of a Stock Chart
by Erik Grywalski
A stock chart is an essential tool that is frequently misunderstood. In this brief article, you'll learn about the benefit of a stock chart and the potential outcome for failing to consult with this widely available/free resource during stock market investing. . . . keep reading
5 Ways to Improve Objectivity Using Technical Analysis
by Erik Grywalski
Staying objective is critical within technical analysis, but it's often overlooked by many people. Without an objective view, technical analysis can be limited to an individual and not a majority opinion. This lesson will give you ideas on adding objective methods to your technical analysis so that it's more reflective of the market's majority opinion. . . . keep reading
The Risks Behind Technical Analysis
by Erik Grywalski
This video contains many good nuggets of technical wisdom from an experienced portfolio manager. Technical analysis is a great tool, but it's used in many ways that may lead to inconsistency. In this article, you'll see why most errors within technical analysis are not related to the market, but to the individual. . . . keep reading
Lessons from the 2011 Market Top and Bottom
by Erik Grywalski
Understanding human emotion is an important part of chart reading. In this lesson, I'll cover the 2011 Market Top and Bottom (S&P 500) with an emphasis on this factor. With this review, you'll be able to add another dimension to your chart reading skills apart from traditional technical analysis. . . . keep reading
5 Weekly Warning Signs Before a Stock Breaks its 10 Week MA
by Erik Grywalski
A stock that breaks its 10 Week MA may go much lower, but did you know that many stocks show distribution behaviors before they break support? In this review, I'll show you five (5) distribution/change in direction price behaviors that may occur before a stock breaks its 10 Week MA on heavy volume. . . . keep reading