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Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Technical Analysis

Definition:

Take the two driest words in the English language, put them together, and what do you get?

Something pretty useful, actually.

Technical analysis takes a look at past prices of stocks, trading volume, and other stuff that has gone down in the market. Using charts and formulas, the idea is that you can use this information to figure out what might happen with securities in the near future.