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Chartist

A trader that uses charts as his/her main reasons for executing a trade. Technical trader.

Cash flow definition

Cash flow is the amount of money coming into and going out of a company’s accounts, as reported in earnings announcements.

Chaikin Money Flow (CMF)

An oscillator that is used to show accumulation or distribution. An oscillator that helps signal if a stock is undergoing accumulation or distribution. The CMF is unlike a momentum oscillator in that it is not influenced by the daily price change. Instead, the indicator focuses on the location of the close relative to the range for the period (daily or weekly).

Channel

When the price of a security stays within a defined range for a period of time.

Commodities

Raw materials such as gold, oil, silver. Traders in commodities buy and sell contracts (also called futures) for such materials.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

Developed by Donald Lambert, the CCI is an indicator designed to identify cyclical turns in commodities.

Continuation Pattern

Usually a flag or pennant formation found in the middle of a trend.

Contrarian

A trading or investing style based on sentiment. Contrarians are typically bullish when sentiment is excessively bearish. Contrarians are typically bearish when sentiment is excessively bullish.

Correction

Often seen after a big upside or downside move. Also, known as a retracement.

Crossover

Where two lines or points intersect. Often used for MACD, RSI and moving averages as means of trend sighting.

Cup and handle

A bullish pattern. When the price moves up then consolidates and breaks out it looks like a cup with handle.

Coiled

When a chart is being accumulated, and have been stuck in a range it is considered to be “coiled” or spring loaded.

Chop

Whipsaw or very indecisive trading atmosphere.

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