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Master technical analysis, step-by-step! Already the field's most comprehensive, reliable, and objective introduction, this guidebook 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, Technical Analysis, Third Edition systematically explains the theory of technical analysis, presenting academic evidence both for and against it. Using hundreds of fully updated illustrations and examples, 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 effects, flow of funds, testing systems, risk mitigation strategies, and many other topics.
Offering 30% new coverage, Technical Analysis, Third Edition thoroughly addresses recent advances in pattern recognition, market analysis, systems management, and confidence testing; Kagi, Renko, Kase, Ichimoku, Clouds, and DeMark indicators; innovations in exit stops, portfolio selection, and testing; implications of behavioral bias, and the recent performance of old formulas and methods. For traders, researchers, and serious investors alike, this is the definitive guide to profiting from technical analysis.
Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Introduction to Technical Analysis 1
Chapter 2: The Basic Principle of Technical Analysis--The Trend 7
Chapter 3: History of Technical Analysis 21
Chapter 4: The Technical Analysis Controversy 33
Part II: Markets and Market Indicators
Chapter 5: An Overview of Markets 57
Chapter 6: Dow Theory 77
Chapter 7: Sentiment 91
Chapter 8: Measuring Market Strength 143
Chapter 9: Temporal Patterns and Cycles 177
Chapter 10: Flow of Funds 195
Part III: Trend Analysis
Chapter 11: History and Construction of Charts 219
Chapter 12: Trends--The Basics 249
Chapter 13: Breakouts, Stops, and Retracements 281
Chapter 14: Moving Averages 305
Part IV: Chart Pattern Analysis
Chapter 15: Bar Chart Patterns 333
Chapter 16: Point and Figure Chart Patterns 367
Chapter 17: Short-Term Patterns 393
Part V: Trend Confirmation
Chapter 18: Confirmation 439
Part VI: Other Technical Methods and Rules
Chapter 19: Cycles 481
Chapter 20: Elliott, Fibonacci, and Gann 509
Part VII: Selection
Chapter 21: Selection of Markets and Issues: Trading and Investing 533
Part VIII: System Testing and Management
Chapter 22: System Design and Testing 559
Chapter 23: Money and Portfolio Risk Management 589
Part IX: Appendices
Appendix A: Basic Statistics 611
Appendix B: Types of Orders and Other Trader Terminology 639