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Putting the Puzzle Together: A Miniseries on Chartreading

My blog is well over 100,000 words, covering a range of trading related topics, and spanning more than a decade of writing. This is both good and bad.

The good is that there’s a ton of content here, and most of it is pretty well indexed with tags, and topics, and it’s also easily searchable via Goggle. It’s a significant resource for anyone learning technical trading.

The bad is that there’s a ton of content here! Especially for newer traders, it can be hard to know where to start and how to follow a logical thread. 

After receiving many of the same questions in recent months, I thought it would be a good idea to do a short series of posts targeted to newer traders who are trying to learn to read charts effectively. We will cover everything from patterns, to indicators, to timeframes, and much more, but we’ll start with a framework that puts all of this in the right context and orients the trader to success from the first steps!

So… keep your eyes on this page for a series of consecutive (unless market events force a change of these plans!) blog posts that will help orient newer traders on a path to using charts effectively. If you are already a bit more experienced, I think you will likely find some ideas and perspectives that just might take your work to the next level.

I will update this post with a link to each individual post as they are published, so it will serve as table of contents for the miniseries.


Adam Grimes has over two decades of experience in the industry as a trader, analyst and system developer. The author of a best-selling trading book, he has traded for his own account, for a top prop firm, and spent several years at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He focuses on the intersection of quantitative analysis and discretionary trading, and has a talent for teaching and helping traders find their own way in the market.