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Martha Stokes

Martha Stokes, CMT, is the co-founder and CEO of TechniTrader® and a former buy-side technical analyst. Since 1998, she has developed over 40 TechniTrader stock and option courses. She specializes in Relational Analysis™ for stocks and options, and Market Condition Analysis. An industry speaker and writer, Ms. Stokes is a member of the Market Technicians Association and earned the Chartered Market Technician designation with her thesis, “Cycle Evolution Theory.”

The market impact of corporate buybacks

So far this year, an estimated $1.2-plus trillion in corporate buybacks are scheduled, and this number may increase. Buybacks affect stock prices in several ways. Therefore, it is important for investors to understand how this might alter their return...

Understanding a trading-range market

Since mid-January of this year, the indexes and most of their components have been in a sideways technical formation called a “trading range.” A trading-range market condition is simply a wide sideways price action that moves between a low and a high...