Welcome to's “ChartSchool.” Here you can learn all about the analysis of stock charts (also called “Technical Analysis”). This section of our site is continually growing as we add more and more articles and information so check back often and send us your feedback so we can make ChartSchool even better.

Note: ChartSchool contains articles about technical analysis in general. If you are looking for documentation about how to use the charting tools on, please visit the documentation area.

Table of Contents

  • Overview-
    Articles that help you understand what Technical Analysis is and is not, what Fundamental Analysis is, why someone should analyze securities at all, and more.
  • Chart Analysis-
    Articles that describe the various kinds of financial charts and methods for analyzing them. Topics include:
    • Trendline analysis
    • Support and resistance
    • Chart patterns
    • Point & Figure charts
    • Kagi and Renko charts
    • Japanese Candlestick charts
  • Technical Indicators and Overlays-
    Detailed descriptions and formulas for important technical indicators and chart overlays, including:
    • Moving Averages
    • MACD and RSI
    • Stochastics and StochRSI
    • Bollinger Bands and Price Channels
    • On Balance Volume and Money Flow
    • …and many more.
  • Market Indicators-
    Descriptions and formulas for significant market indicators, including:
    • Advance-Decline Line
    • VIX and TRIN
    • McClellan Oscillator and Summation Indexes
    • DecisionPoint's Market Indicators
    • Martin Pring's Indexes
    • …and many more.
  • Market Analysis-
    Articles on the different types of market analysis including Dow Theory, Intermarket Analysis, Elliott Wave Theory, DecisionPoint's analysis approach, and more.
  • Index and Market Indicator Catalog-
    Documentation for the index symbols provided by including breadth indicators, futures contracts, economic indicators and more.

Additional Resources for Users

How to Use Our Charting Tools

Complete Documentation

Technical Scanning Resources

Educational Resources