The purpose of this article is to introduce the reader to some of the tools used to spot stock market trends.
We will utilize a data set consisting of five years of daily stock market data for Analog Devices. The time period we consider starts on January 1, 2013 and ends on December 31, 2017. We will start analyzing the data using line plots, then introduce candlestick charts. Patterns that can be seen in the candlestick chart will be introduced which can be used to spot changes in the market. We add another of level analysis by overlaying moving averages and discussing how these can help confirm trend changes. Finally, we construct a figure that concisely summarizes the stock price data for any company.