Interesting analogies and I myself, trade primarily on technicals. That being said, in the words of Tom Sossnoff, co-founder of Thinkorswim, "there is a chart in every ship at the bottom of the ocean."
So, I recommend the same as other posters, study the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 index more so than one single stock.
The S&P, like the DJIA generally provides minimal foresight into the market, judging by the charts I would expect volatility will be suppressed (as it is being currently) as big investors quietly liquidate positions before a panic ensues. The problem with the S&P is the tells usually don't come with much advance, big money trends in AAPL are much more visible and personal in my opinion.