Financial Times Guide to Technical Analysis: How to Trade like a Professional
Product Author Bios
Jacinta Chan trades full time for a living. She was the head of the derivative desk of a large investment bank in South East Asia where her responsibilities included the sales and dealing of futures and options contracts. She also conducts continued professional education for other professionals in her field, besides giving lectures for her online university course. Jacinta is the author of Pearson Malaysias book, Everything Technical Analysis.
Beginning with the very basics of technical analysis and market price behaviour, this book teaches you how to apply these concepts and principles to your own trading.
With this comprehensive and straight talking guide you will soon be using the same successful techniques and formulas as the professionals.
Learn how to:
- Understand those trading systems that will generate high returns
- Identify price patterns and trends
- Use the right technical indicators to get the best out of the markets
- Write and execute a trading plan that increases your chances of beating the market
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Almost too much concision.,
This review is from: Financial Times Guide to Technical Analysis: How to Trade like a Professional (Financial Times Guides) (Paperback)This primer on technical analysis, emphasizing the usefulness of charting and technical indicators, is concise, direct, and well-organized. In spite of its compactness, the author manages to rely on one of the time-honored benchmarks of education: repetition. In each short chapter, she introduces her main points via bullet points, briefly describes her points with graphic examples, and concludes by reproducing her bullet points. A reader could (and this one did) wish for more examples, exceptions to the rule, even anecdotes. A professional trader, the author makes clear which indicators she feels are more reliable than others, and in what contexts each indicator might provide value. While she acknowledges that a trade has a 50-50 chance going either in your direction or the other, she states that a disciplined, knowledgeable trader can tilt the odds in his favor by deploying a mechanical, scientific method to his trading. This book aims to equip the reader with that method. A... Read more
Very good basic book,
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This review is from: Financial Times Guide to Technical Analysis: How to Trade like a Professional (Financial Times Guides) (Paperback)Good book, has some helpful information, but I'm not sure if her system will work on multiple markets and she leaves the last key to the reader to figure out.
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Table of Contents
Part 1: What do traders know?
Introduction The market technicians
1. Know the market: how to read and construct charts
2. History has a habit of repeating itself
3. Spot the bubble and win
4. Follow the winners: trading with the trend
5. The tools that professionals use
6. Leading technical indicators in the market
7. The profit opportunities
8. Wave after wave
9. Booms and busts: risks and returns
Part 2: Trading with professional technical systems
Introduction: the trading game plan
11. Technical indicators to use
12. Principles of a technical algorithm trading system
13. Understanding market characteristics and what to do
14. Simple formulas to design your own trading models
15. Programming trading rules into your system
16. How to write a good trading plan
17. Losing a little to grow your capital
18. Practise stop loss
19. Fine tuning the trading wheel
20. The total trader winning trading psychology
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