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Chart analysis: What does this mean: 200 period moving average?

In a chart analysis I read the sentence the red 200 period moving average can be seen rising from the lower left of the chart. I know what a moving average is, but what is meant by the 200 period? Is ...
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Is there a more flexible stock chart service, e.g. permitting choice of colours when comparing multiple stocks?

I'm regardful that these websites can concurrently exhibit the price history/graph/chart for several stocks: http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/fund/qqq http://biz.yahoo.com/charts/guide8.html ...
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OHLC chart, is it graphed on bid prices, ask prices or executed trades?

I have a stream of bid/ask market data and a stream of executed trades. Quick question, as not too sure how to best approach this. To draw an OHLC chart, would I: a) Base calculation entirely on ...
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What is this kind of price graph called, and what is it useful for?

What is this kind of graph called? How do I interpret it? What is it useful for? I can't even tell what the axes mean.
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What software and make charts, screen stocks, like in this answer?

I looked at this question Why would I want a diversified portfolio, versus throwing my investments into an index fund? and I tried to find the software victor was talking about but I couldn't. I ...
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How is a probability cone read?

So, googled this a little bit. Everything I read was very indepth. But for starters can someone give me a quick rundown on how to read this thing? Here is my interpretation, correct me where I am ...
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Is candlestick charting an effective trading tool in timing the markets?

In the world of technical analysis, is candlestick charting an effective trading tool in timing the markets? If used correctly, how accurate can they be in picking turning points in the market?
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Price graphs: why not percent change?

Apologies if this is a dumb question but: Why do price charts for securities like stocks and foreign exchange always show the actual price numbers instead of charting everything in terms of percent ...
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Web site for overlaying graph of exchange rate (e.g. USD/EUR) on S&P 500 index chart?

I would like to overlay the US Dollar exchange-rate vs the Euro with the S&P 500. What is the simplest way to do that? Is there a website that does that type of thing?
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Is there a website with options chain charts?

I would like to see a chart in the change of the bid price of an options chain. For example I'd like to see a daily chart of the bid price of ZNGA at a strike price of $10. Is there a free website ...
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Which online services offer logarithmic charts for equities such as index funds and ETFs?

The way Google Finance does the logarithmic representation is more a cry to absurdism, rather than logarithmic. So which services offer the logarithmic valuations, not just a bit axis moving? And it ...