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 trend is buy/bullish.
- Short (sell) - short is if the stock 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 trading stocks price is moving in an upward stock trend the stock trend is referred to as bullish stocks 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 trading stocks price is going downwards then it is referred to as a bearish stocks trend.
Basically the term, “selling short” can be refer to selling in the stocks 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 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 trading stocks price is going up we buy, this is referred to as going long - Therefore long is just another name for buy. When the stocks trading market stock trend is going up it is referred to as a bullish, this is when a stock buy trade is placed. A bullish stock trend is identified by drawing an upward stock trend line on a stocks trading chart. The example explained below shows a long/buy stock signal.
If the stocks price pair is going down we sell, this is referred to as going short. When the stocks trading market stock trend is going down it is referred to as a bearish. The example explained below shows a downward trend, this is when a short sell is placed. The short/sell is identified by drawing a downward stock trend line on a stocks trading chart. The example explained below shows a short/sell stock signal.
Sell/Short - Stock Trading Buy Trade and Stock Trading Sell Trade
Stock Trading Charts
A stock chart provides a visual representation of trading stock prices (drawn on the y-axis) against time (drawn on the x-axis) for stock. The movement of trading stock prices is drawn on these stock charts. The stock chart can be drawn as candlestick stock charts like the one below or as line stock charts or bar stock charts .
Stock Trading Chart - Candlesticks Stock Trading Charts
The three common types of stock 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 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, MT4 Stock Trading Platform is a good stock trading platform to start with.
To set these stock orders open MT4 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 Keyboard Keys - Press F9)
Setting Buy Long Stock Trading Order and Sell Short Stock Trading Order on MT4