Stock Long and Short and Stock Trading Charts
In Stock trading , there are two types of stock trades, these are:
- Long (buy) - long is if the stock trading trend is buy/bullish.
- Short (sell) - short is if the stock trading trend is sell/bearish.
Buying/Long and Selling/short in Stock Trading
Both terms in Stock Trading, refer to things we do when open a stock trade.
Buying Long - stock trading term to use when buying and when opening a stock trade.
Selling short - stock trading term to use when selling and when opening a stock trade.
Long - Long is another term used to refer to buying in stock trading, If a stock trader goes long it means that he buys the stock trading instrument that is heading in an upward trend direction. When the stock trading stock price is moving in an upward stock trading trend the stock trading trend is referred to as bullish stock trend.
Short - Short is a term used to refer to selling of a stock trading instrument that is going in a downward trend direction. when the stock trading stock price is going downwards then it is referred to as a bearish stock trend.
Basically the term, “selling short” can be refer to selling in the stock trading markets. Selling short is used to transact a stock trading instrument that is predicted to depreciate in value compared to another, when this stock trading instrument is sold then it is the same as not holding value in this stock trading instrument and holding the same value in another form against which this stock trading instrument is traded against - mostly US Dollars.
If the stock trading stock price is going up we buy, this is referred to as going long - Therefore long is just another name for buy. When the stock trading market stock trading trend is going up it is referred to as a bullish, this is when a stock trading buy stock trade is placed. A bullish stock trading trend is identified by drawing an upward stock trading trend line on a stock trading chart. The example below shows a long/buy stock trading signal .
If the stock price pair is going down we sell, this is referred to as going short. When the stock trading market stock trading trend is going down it is referred to as a bearish. The example below shows a downward trend, this is when a short sell is placed. The short/sell is identified by drawing a downward stock trading trend line on a stock trading chart. The example below shows a short/sell stock trading signal .
Sell/Short - Stock Trading Buy Trade and Stock Trading Sell Trade
Stock Trading Charts
A Stock trading chart provides a visual representation of stock trading stock prices (drawn on the y-axis) against time (drawn on the x-axis) for a given stock trading instrument. The movement of stock trading stock prices is drawn on these stock trading charts. The stock trading chart can be drawn as candlestick stock trading charts like the one below or as line stock trading charts or bar stock trading charts .
Stock Trading Chart - Candlesticks Stock Trading Charts
The three common types of stock trading charts used in Stock trading are:
- Candlesticks Stock Trading Charts
- Line Stock Trading Charts
- Bar Stock Trading Charts
These 3 types are covered in the topic Stock Trading Chart Types.
Stock Trading Platform
This is the stock trading software that is provided by a stock trading broker to help stock traders place their stock trading transactions. Once you download and installs this stock trading software on your computer you can then begin to trade in the Stock Trading market . All stock trading transactions are executed through this stock trading platform. If you want to learn a stock trading platform, MetaTrader 4 Stock Trading Platform is a good stock trading platform to start with.
To set these stock trading orders open MetaTrader 4 Stock Trading Platform, open a "chart ", right click on the "chart ", select "New Order ", then select the stock trading order either sell or buy as shown below. (Short Cut Keys - Press F9)
Setting Buy Long Stock Trading Order and Sell Short Stock Trading Order on MetaTrader 4 Stock Trading Platform