Investing with Volume Analysis: Identify, Follow, and Profit from Trends
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Buff Pelz Dormeier, CMT (Fort Wayne, IN), First Vice President Investments / Portfolio Manager for Wells Fargo Advisors, manages portfolios for high net worth individuals and institutions. After serving as Investment Advisor at PaineWebber, he joined Charles Schwab in a division handling the firm’s largest and most active accounts; there, he helped launch Schwab’s Technical Analysis Team. He later served as lead portfolio manager and chief technical analyst at T.P. Donovan Investments. His work has been published and referenced in Barron’s, SFO, Technical Analysis, and Active Trader, and earned the 2007 Charles Dow Award for innovative technical analysis research.
In the continual pursuit for higher profits, investors and traders alike often assume significantly higher risks while chasing the next hot opportunity. Other more sophisticated investors attempt to employ complicated indicators while not fully understanding the information the indicator was designed to reveal. On the other hand, savvy investors employ analysis to gauge the market, positioning themselves to potentially earn higher profits with significantly less risk. Volume analysis attempts to delve deep inside the market trends to help identify shifts within the markets. Investing with Volume Analysis: Identify, Follow, and Profit from Trendspresents an enlightened perspective on the role of volume, not only in pragmatic terms but also in terms of apprehending the underlying rationale of how and why. Award-winning technical analyst Buff Pelz Dormeier teaches state-of-the-art methods for analyzing the relationship of volume to price movements and the evolution of market trends.
41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
New ideas are rare, but Buff offers many,
This review is from: Investing with Volume Analysis: Identify, Follow, and Profit from Trends (Hardcover)Recognized with the Dow Award for his 2006 paper on volume, Buff is already a recognized expert on the subject. In that paper, he introduced the Volume Confirmation Price Indicator (VCPI). With this book, he furthers not only his reputation as probably the foremost expert on the subject but he also demonstrates that he is a talented story teller as he makes the history of technical analysis come alive for readers.
If we are perfectly honest, at least in my opinion, too many technical analysis books devote their first few chapters to the basics of technical analysis with a few comments on its historical perspective. I usually barely skim these sections because I've already read the story several dozen times and wonder why it needs to be repeated. Buff tells it differently, starting in the beginning with examples from Biblical times and moving forward through time to draw on Wyckoff and Schabacker rather than simply the standard facts about Edwards and Magee. He offers a... Read more
48 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Same old same old,
This review is from: Investing with Volume Analysis: Identify, Follow, and Profit from Trends (Hardcover)This book starts out great.The first 80 pages are tremendous trading theory. Then I started to get that sick feeling in my gut when I saw candlestick analysis and chart patterns. The book began to turn into a VSA (Volume Spread Analysis)primer. The next shock was the 4 quotes by Harold M. Gartley that shaped the research for the rest of the book. They are antiquated and given to an era where they hardly had the insight available to a trader today. What follows that is a list of volume indicators that could be found on any trading based website and then some information on market breadth indicators that also have been more thoroughly written of in Greg Morris' book on Market Breadth Indicators.
The book gave some original thoughts concerning cap weighted volume and a trend thrust indicator made by Dormier but the usefulness of such things is torn apart by Buff himself in the final chapter when he tells us all that due to dark pools we are left with an erroneous picture of market... Read more
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Groundbreaking Concepts and Research on Volume,
This review is from: Investing with Volume Analysis: Identify, Follow, and Profit from Trends (Hardcover)I have read many books on investing and trading, and this is one of the very best.
It is the single most complete, yet concise book I know on the subject of volume analysis - more than 300 pages packed with useful information.
Buff Dormeier writes clearly, even about deep material. The book goes through all the basics but also offers advanced and new concepts for the more experienced.
Unfortunately many investors overlook the benefit of understanding and learning volume analysis, focusing only on price and price momentum.
How to combine volume with many of the best known price momentum indicators is of profound value to an investor.
The book discusses no less than 7 types of volume indicators - from pure volume indicators to inter- and intraday indicators, VWMAs and
of course Buff Dormeier's own VPCI - The Volume Price Confirmation Indicator.
Especially informative I found:
-> How to use the VPCI in combination with other... Read more
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Two Perspectives of Market Analysis 5
Chapter 2: The History of Technical Analysis 12
Chapter 3: Price Analysis 27
Chapter 4: Volume Analysis 32
Chapter 5: Volume: The Force of the Market 39
Chapter 6: How to Read the Market Like a Book 53
Chapter 7: Volume in Trends 73
Chapter 8: Volume in Patterns 93
Chapter 9: Measuring Volume Information 112
Chapter 10: Pure Volume Indicators 118
Chapter 11: Interday Volume Accumulation Indicators 127
Chapter 12: Intraday Volume Accumulation Oscillators 132
Chapter 13: Price Range Volume Indicators 140
Chapter 14: Price Accumulation Based on Volume Indicators 147
Chapter 15: Tick-Based Volume Indicators 151
Chapter 16: Volume-Weighted Price Indicators 157
Chapter 17: The Volume Price Confirmation Indicator 182
Chapter 18: A Compendium of Breadth Indicators 209
Chapter 19: Buff Up Your Volume: Introducing Capital Weighted Volume 226
Chapter 20: Risky Business 241
Chapter 21 Putting It All Together: Volume-Dictated Strategies 259
Chapter 22: Modern Day Volume Issues 281
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