The large price chart shows the daily price history with high/low closing. When the stock closed higher (lower) than the open, the daily range is green (red). The shaded area represents the range between the top and lower Bollinger range for the day. If a stock is at the top (bottom) Bollinger line, it may be overbought (oversold). The chart also provides simple 20, 50 and 200 day moving averages. Traders are often bullish (bearish) on a stock when shorter term moving averages are above (below) longer term averages.
The bottom of the large chart shows the daily volume distinguished by up (green) or down (red) days.
The second chart from the top shows the relative strength index for the stock. At a reading over 70, the stock is often considered overbought while a reading under 30 is often considered oversold.
The third chart shows when the MACD line (a measure of the difference between the exponential 26-day and 12-day moving averages) is above (bullish) or below (bearish) its 9 day trend line. When the MACD is above (below) its trend line, the green bars are positive (negative). Some traders also watch for the MACD line moving above (bullish) or below (bearish) the zero line.
Traders may also look for times when the MACD makes a lower high at the same time a stock makes a new high (bearish divergence). Alternatively, traders may also keep an eye out for times when the MACD makes a higher low at the same time the stock makes a new low (bullish divergence).
The second chart from the bottom shows insider buying (green) or selling (red) trading volume for the day. A jump in insider buying as the stock is falling (rising) is often a contrarian (momentum) bullish long-term (short-term) sign. A jump in insider selling when the stock is rising (falling) is often a contrarian (momentum) bearish long-term (short-term) sign.
The bottom chart shows the trend in overall insider equity holdings for the stock where the total insider holding are plotted for each day. If holdings move higher on a day when insider volume is red in the chart above it, it may mean insiders are exercising options or rights, but not selling all the newly acquired stock into the market (often bullish). A jump in insider holdings as the stock is falling (rising) is often a contrarian (momentum) bullish long-term (short-term) sign. A drop in insider holdings when the stock is rising (falling) is often a contrarian (momentum) bearish long-term (short-term) sign.