A huge advantage of the technical analysis of commodity charts is that the trend of underlying commodity stocks can be easily determined. By studying a daily chart of the underlying commodity, one can easily conclude whether the price trend is up, down, or sideways.
Another advantage of technical analysis lies in the fact that these charts have distinct patterns like heads, shoulders, triangles, rounding tops, and bottoms, which can present profitable trading opportunities when recognized. Charting can be accomplished quickly, and is relatively inexpensive. Finally, commodity charts provide a wealth of information ranging from momentum and volatility, as well as support and resistance.
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