How many times have you seen a trader on CNBC talking about a chart set up that should result in a profitable trade. As a fundamental analyst, this really irked me because chart patterns shouldn't dictate the direction of share prices. For years, I'd heard bad trades being suggested because the chart looked good. It became so bad that at one firm the technical analyst ended up with the nickname "Crayons". One day I realized that the price chart is a picture that embeds all the fundamental information that the smartest analysts, portfolio managers and traders could gather. Large mutual funds spend millions of dollars researching and idea and the chart gives you a glimpse into what other smart people believe. I still don't believe that stocks move because of a chart but a chart pattern can be a signal to start doing work. Now rather than simply looking for the companies that have the biggest market opportunity, I use fundamental set ups to add ideas to my watch list and wait chart patterns to signal when to buy. In the series "What's Working". I highlight and discuss the fundamentals behind technically strong stocks. The chart may look good but why does it look good. Is the fundamental reason for the move sustainable? Is it too expensive to chase? The goal is to offer you new ideas with a fundamental understanding of why the stock is working; a short article to jump start for your own process.