I recommend going to www.clearstation.com Create an account there and read the "Education" portion of the site beginning to end. It will teach you the basics of chart patterns. You will also find the posts on that site are 10 times more usefull than the ones here. Also try www.ragingbull.com The boards there are often good for finding more substance and less hype and fluff. Another thing to do is go to www.moneycentral.com and click on Investor. Inside here is another area filled with knowledge. You can also bring up charts there that have some functionality that clearstation's don't. It's a Microsoft site, which is a dirty word in some circles, but there you can do things like put your cursor over the price chart anywhere and a small box will pop up with the date and closing price for that day. Most important never, ever stop looking for new ways to learn. And then spread the wealth(knowledge). Good luck!