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Now any trader (stock market, commodity, option, etc.) or prospective trader can master the skills of technical analysis with this up-to-date, hands-on study guide to accompany the popular text selected by the Market Technicians Association as the principal text for its prestigious CMT program. Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie Dahlquist help readers learn, review, and master all key elements of technical analysis, preparing them to earn the Market Technician Association's prestigious CMT certification -- and, if they choose, apply their CMTs towards earning indispensable SEC Section 86 credentials. Fully aligned with the current Second Edition of Technical Analysis, this workbook-style book includes chapter learning objectives, chapter summaries, reviews of key terms and concepts, chapter questions, problems, solutions for all of the problems in the main text, additional questions and activities, multiple choice questions, student self quizzes, and more. It covers the full spectrum of issues, including tested sentiment, momentum indicators, seasonal affects, flow of funds, testing systems, risk mitigation strategies, and new advances in market analysis, portfolio selection, and systems management, and more.
Part I Introduction
1 Introduction to Technical Analysis 1
2 The Basic Principle of Technical Analysis--The Trend 5
3 History of Technical Analysis 17
4 The Technical Analysis Controversy 21
Part II Markets and Market Indicators
5 An Overview of Markets 27
6 Dow Theory 49
7 Sentiment 57
8 Measuring Market Strength 65
9 Temporal Patterns and Cycles 73
10 Flow of Funds 83
Part III Trend Analysis
11 History and Construction of Charts 93
12 Trends--The Basics 109
13 Breakouts, Stops, and Retracements 125
14 Moving Averages 137
Part IV Chart Pattern Analysis
15 Bar Chart Patterns 151
16 Point-and-Figure Chart Patterns 167
17 Short-Term Patterns 175
Part V Trend Confirmation
18 Confirmation 195
Part VI Other Technical Methods and Rules
19 Cycles 217
20 Elliott, Fibonacci, and Gann 227
Part VII Selection
21 Selection of Markets and Issues: Trading and Investing 235
Part VIII System Testing and Management
22 System Design and Testing 243
23 Money and Risk Management 251
Part IX Appendices
A Basic Statistics 259
Answer Key 269