@Insider1983 Apologies for the delayed reply, been busy + wanted to give a proper answer. Firstly: I have never read a book on TA. For me, it's like how they say the best way to learn chess is to watch great chess players. You can learn a lot watching people, trying to see what they see and even watching the tape - how a ticker you're interested in moves. "TA" is simply: A tool to try & understand what buyers & sellers are doing (or likely doing) within the auction; to try and anticipate where price is likely to go. Trading is all probability and risk management. You're trying to gain an edge to tilt probability in your favor. You'll find experienced, consistently profitable traders better understand the mechanics & fundamentals behind these chart patterns. Some people toss around "cup & handle" (goes up), "head & shoulders" (goes down), "under DTL, failed at resistance", etc without REALLY understanding what's going on. I'll thread a post with a recent example, to explain..