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Technical Analyst

A person who engages in technical analysis, especially professionally. Technical analysts use statistics to determine trends in security prices, and make or recommend investment decisions based on those trends. They do not attempt to determine the intrinsic value of securities, but instead focus on matters such as trade volume, demand, and volatility. Technical analysts often evaluate short-term trends almost exclusively, which is both a strength and a weakness in their analysis. They are sometimes called chartists because of the importance charts have in technical analysis. See also: Fundamental analysis.


A person who uses technical analysis to determine the selection and timing of security purchases and sales. Also called market technician. Compare fundamentalist. See also chartist.
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I called one of the PC technicians, and he was able to get the guy offline before the worm actually got out of where it was," thus saving more than 40 backend SQL servers from being compromised.
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Main features: the service provider must set up a stand-by service: - Monday, May 16, 2016: Establishment of ADSL lines for the whole site, production office, computer server configuration provided computers and personal computer technicians present (estimate: ten) personal computers - Tuesday, May 17, 2016: setting PC technicians present (estimate: ten) personal computers.
This study guide for PC technicians covers the A+ Essentials exam (220-601) and the three optional advanced exams for certification as depot technician (220-604), remote support technician (220-603) and general IT technician (220-602).