January 21, 2019
#2101: Technical Analysis
[A series of red and green box-and-whisker plots form a line that starts in the bottom left corner of the image and wiggles up to the top right corner, with a series of peaks and troughs that resemble a typical stock market diagram. The diagram is annotated with lines, arrows and text.]
[Title in top left corner]
The basics of technical analysis
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[Slope becomes slightly negative. Mostly red boxes, bordered with a black line above and below:]
[A roughly horizontal section with mostly green boxes, bordered with a black line above and below:]
[Line curves upwards with mostly green boxes, with a dashed black line below:]
[Three green boxes at minor peaks in the line are circled and indicated with arrows:]
[A section with slight positive slope and a mixture of red and green boxes, with a solid black line below:]
[Slope increases. All green boxes, with a black line through the centre:]
[A sharp upwards incline, with two large green boxes:]
Hark! The cliffs!
[Two black dots and a dashed black line connect two major peaks:]
These two points define a line! Promising signal
[Inside trough between two major peaks is a roughly drawn black triangle:]
[Slope becomes negative, mostly red boxes with a black line through the centre:]
[At the lowest point of the trough:]
[Slope becomes positive, mostly green boxes with a black line through the centre:]
[Slight negative slope, with large error bars. Mixture of red and green boxes. One red box is marked with an arrow:]
[Negative slope, all red boxes. Gap between two central boxes is circled:]
[Line rises then falls. Mixture of red and green boxes with non-parallel dashed black lines above and below:]
If I add some lines here I can convince myself I’m doing something more than just seeing patterns in a graph of a random walk.
[Positive slope, all green boxes with a black line through the centre:]
[One error bar on a green box is circled:]
Could be an omen?
[Arrow indicating peak:]
Red + Green = Christmas!
[Positive slope, all green boxes with a wiggly black arrow through the centre. A separate arrow points off the edge of the page:]
Likely to continue forever