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Divergence

There are two kinds of divergences: positive and negative. A positive divergence occurs when the indicator moves higher while the stock is declining. A negative divergence occurs when the indicator moves lower while the stock is rising.

Double top

A technical pattern where the highs of the chart can be connected with a horizontal line.

Double bottom

A technical pattern where the lows of the chart can be connected with a horizontal line.

Down trend

A continuous downward movement of price action.

Dividends

A % portion of a company that is allowed to be returned to its shareholders.

Dark cloud cover

Candlestick bearish reversal pattern where 75% of the previous candle is covered in the opposite direction.

Day trading

Day trading is a strategy of short-term investment that involves closing out all trades before the market closes.

Death cross

When the 50-day moving average crosses under the 200-day moving average.

Descending triangle

A bearish chart formation where the chart makes lower highs but the low side of the triangle remains flat.

Distribution

Systematically selling of a security without disturbing the normal price reaction.

Doji

A candlestick where the open and close are relatively close with wicks at the top and bottom.

Dragonfly doji

A candlestick where the open and close are at the top of the candlestick. Typically predicts reversal.

Dark pools

Dark pools are networks – usually private exchanges or forums – that allow institutional investors to buy or sell large amounts of stock without the details of the trade being released to the wider market.

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