Most traders use moving averages when studying chart patters. A moving average is the average price of a security over a set amount of time. The three most common types of moving averages are simple, linear and exponential.
I have been asked several times lately by new traders how to overcome the fear of placing trades. Called in the MOJO room FOPB = Fear of Pressing the Button. Another is FOMO = Fear of missing out. All common 4 letter metaphors for the dreaded mess up.