Go to the Market Insight database and click on the Company tab. Enter ticker symbol WMT for Wal-Mart Stores and click on Go.
Â a. Select the Charting by Profit link on the menu. When the chart first appears you will need to reenter the WMT symbol in the box at the top left corner and click on Go. Click on the plus sign next to Technical Studies, then click on the plus sign next to Moving Averages. Double click on Simple Moving Average to see the Wal-Mart chart with a simple moving average. Do you see any patterns that might lead to a successful trading rule ?
Â b. Click on the plus sign next to Support & Resistance. Next, double click on Projection Bands. What observations do you have about how often the price has passed outside these bands and what tends to happen after the price crosses the band line?
Â c. At the top of the graph locate the selection box next to the stock symbol. The default setting is Bar. Change this to Candle to see a Candle chart for Wal-Mart. Change the frequency (three boxes to the right of the stock symbol) from â€œDâ€ (daily) to â€œWâ€ (weekly) to get a better view of the candles. As you move the cursor along the plotted data look at the price information on top of the chart to see how the Candle chart was plotted.
Â d. Explore some of the other graphs in the Technical Studies section. Do you have any favorites that you think might be particularly useful for making investment decisions?