You can make a chart do circles by plugging in the convenient tool or looking at the right timeline, etc to make a story look compelling. Agree completely. But there are some pretty well established chart signals that a lot of traders and automated platforms move on such as the 200 day moving average. You prly know what a candlestick chart does, but just in case, its useful because it tells you 4 things, the open, high, low and close of a price for any given duration. It's a good way to measure volatility and identify support or loss thereof. If a candlestick is uncolored, it means the close was higher than the open, and dark means the opposite. In conjunction with, for example, a bollinger band, it can tell you when the price is *looking* overbought or sold, and *might* be a good time to enter or exit. Most recently, I took a small stake in UPS, and I opened the 2 minute chart to see what it looked like that day. It was in the middle of the band, on a series of dark candles, indicating that it had a bit more selling off to do before an uptick. So I set my price like $0.11 below the current and withing about 5 minutes I got it. I could have just bought and not cared about that tiny amount, but I get a kick out of it. Of course it went down further that day but I got a small discount in the time window I had available.