Stock Market Terms Letter H


Stock Market Terms



Stock Market Terms Letter H



Hammer: candlesticks form when a security moves significantly lower after the open, but rallies to close well above the intraday low. The resulting candlestick looks like a square lollipop with a long stick. If this candlestick forms during an advance, then it is called a Hanging Man.

Hanging Man: Hanging Man candlesticks form when a security moves significantly lower after the open, but rallies to close well above the intraday low. The resulting candlestick looks like a square lollipop with a long stick. If this candlestick forms during a decline, then it is called a Hammer.

Harami: A two day pattern that has a small body day completely contained within the range of the previous body, and is the opposite color.

Harami Cross: A two day pattern similar to the Harami. The difference is that the last day is a Doji.

Head and Shoulders Bottom: A bullish reversal pattern marked by three (or more) prominent troughs with a middle trough (the head) that is lower than the other troughs (the shoulders). When the trendline (neckline) connecting the peaks at the top of the pattern is broken, the pattern is complete.

Head and Shoulders Top: A bearish reversal pattern marked by three (or more) prominent peaks with a middle peak (the head) that is higher than the other peaks (the shoulders). When the trendline (neckline) connecting the troughs at the bottom of the pattern is broken, the pattern is complete.

HOLDRs: These are HOLding Company Depository Receipts. Launched by Merrill Lynch, HOLDRs trade just like stocks on the American Stock Exchange. Each HOLDR is a basket of stocks designed to track the performance of a particular industry segment. For example, the Regional Bank HOLDRs (RKH) consist of stock from about 20 regional banks.

Horizontal Line: A price overlay consisting of a straight, horizontal line on the chart at a specified price level. Note that you can add multiple horizontal lines to a SharpChart by enter several price levels separated by commas.




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