Technical Analysis is the basic thing to do if you want to learn to trade. It provides multiple tools to do a basic research about a stock or broader market indices.
With Technical Analysis,you employ those multiple tools to find the trend in any security, your entry point for the trade,your exit point when you should exit the trade and target prices for the security.
Many technical charts, chart patterns, technical indicators and oscillators are employed to reach at a conclusion. This gives you a specific trading plan which is necessary to minimize your risks in the market and increase the profits from trading.
Technical Analysis gives you the basic insights into the market behavior. This is important part of trading education and to learn how to trade stocks.