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Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians, Portable Documents, 2nd Edition

Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians, Portable Documents, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2011
  • Dimensions: 7 X 9-1/4
  • Pages: 704
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-259960-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-259960-3

Already the field's most comprehensive, reliable, and objective guidebook, Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians, Second Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the field's latest advances. Selected by the Market Technicians Association as the official companion to its prestigious Chartered Market Technician (CMT) program, this book systematically explains the theory of technical analysis, presenting academic evidence both for and against it. Using hundreds of fully updated illustrations, the authors explain the analysis of both markets and individual issues, and present complete investment systems and portfolio management plans. They present authoritative, up-to-date coverage of tested sentiment, momentum indicators, seasonal affects, flow of funds, testing systems, risk mitigation strategies, and many other topics. This edition thoroughly covers the latest advances in pattern recognition, market analysis, and systems management. The authors introduce new confidence tests; cover increasingly popular methods such as Kagi, Renko, Kase, Ichimoku, Clouds, and DeMark indicators; present innovations in exit stops, portfolio selection, and testing; and discuss the implications of behavioral bias for technical analysis. They also reassess old formulas and methods, such as intermarket relationships, identifying pitfalls that emerged during the recent market decline. For traders, researchers, and serious investors alike, this is the definitive book on technical analysis.

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction 1

1 Introduction to Technical Analysis 3

2 The Basic Principle of Technical Analysis--The Trend 9

3 History of Technical Analysis 23

4 The Technical Analysis Controversy 33

Part II Markets and Market Indicators 55

5 An Overview of Markets 57

6 Dow Theory 75

7 Sentiment 89

8 Measuring Market Strength 131

9 Temporal Patterns and Cycles 163

10 Flow of Funds 177

Part III Trend Analysis 197

11 History and Construction of Charts 199

12 Trends--The Basics 223

13 Breakouts, Stops, and Retracements 255

14 Moving Averages 275

Part IV Chart Pattern Analysis 299

15 Bar Chart Patterns 301

16 Point-and-Figure Chart Patterns 335

17 Short-Term Patterns 359

Part V Trend Confirmation 405

18 Confirmation 407

Part VI Other Technical Methods and Rules 447

19 Cycles 449

20 Elliott, Fibonacci, and Gann 477

Part VII Selection 501

21 Selection of Markets and Issues: Trading and Investing 503

Part VIII System Testing and Management 527

22 System Design and Testing 529

23 Money and Risk Management 559

Part IX Appendices 579

A Basic Statistics 581

B Types of Orders and Other Trader Terminology 607

Bibliography 611

Index 637

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