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Interestingly, technical analysts don’t tend to use half-yearly charts. Daily, weekly and monthly bar or candlestick charts are the most common currency, hourly, quarterly and annual charts for the keen. This contrasts with fund managers who favour taking stock at six-monthly intervals, presumably to extrapolate potential annual performance. This same thinking underpins most economic forecasts where the recent past is assumed to continue ad nauseam.

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