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The ways of Wall Street are a mystery to many of those on the outside. For insiders, this is not necessarily a bad thing. They can use their superior knowledge and understanding to take advantage of those who haven't been properly schooled in what things mean and how they work.

Regardless, even those who might not be able to grasp certain concepts and perspectives that have not been spelled out in clear and convincing detail can look at an eye-catching chart pattern and get the gist of what it means. In "The Almost Daily 2¢ - A Picture Says Over 300 Billion Words," the Paper Economy blog offers up a great example.

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