The Encyclopedia Of Technical Market Indicators, Second Edition [NOOK Book]

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Overview

Advantages of Using Technical Market Indicators
Which to Use, How and When to Use Them, and Why





This new edition offers an accumulated treasury of nearly all known technical market indicators, including many new ones and better ways to use long-established ones. It offers precise formulas, performance over all available market history, and how to maximize reward/risk potentials. Now you can apply tested indicators immediately to your own investment decision making.





Praise for the first edition:



"Objective. Systematic. Honest. Pulls no punches. Thorough. Extensively researched. Provides in-depth coverage of more than one hundred indicators, clearly revealing both their strengths and weaknesses. Shows you how to select indicators that work best to achieve your objectives while taking the guesswork out of your investing and trading. The source for the actual facts about technical market timing indicators."­­
--Alan R. Shaw, CMT, Managing Director, Senior Advisor, Technical Research Department, Salomon Smith Barney





"The most thoroughly documented research that I have ever seen. Shows hard evidence. Highly recommended."


--­­Gerald Appel, Signalert Corporation





"Credible. Must reading."­­
--Norman G. Fosback, The Institute for Econometric Research, Inc.





"Terrific. The most helpful text."­­
--Paul Rabbitt, RabbittAnalytics.Com





The same technical market indicators used by top-performing traders and investors are available now. This book offers the necessary knowledge on how to formulate and test technical market indicators in an orderly, step-by-step fashion. Specific technical market indicator parameters shown in this book would have maximized reward/risk performance over actual market history.





Technical market indicators offer:





  • Logical, practical, efficient, effective, systematic, and precisely quantified frameworks for organizing information about actual observed market behavior, providing a firm foundation for making speculative decisions, grounded on historical precedent

  • Flexibility and adaptability to any time frame and any trading instrument

  • Clear-cut, precise, and objective signals that allow us to confidently execute trades while eliminating uncertainty, guesswork, confusion, anxiety, and stress, and freeing us from forecasts, opinion, bias, ego, hope, greed, and fear

  • A sensible and orderly procedure for selecting specific decision rules that would have maximized reward/risk performance over actual past market behavior

  • Simple, intuitive, easy-to-understand, and precisely defined formulas based on a manageable number of variables, enabling us to execute decisions with the timely and disciplined consistency that is vital for success in the financial markets

  • Accessibility, based on readily available technology and data

  • Conservation of capital and precisely defined methods for risk control

  • Risk reduction means greater consistency of profitable returns





This book shows you how to find a trading system that is right for you and how to apply it for best results­­increased profit, decreased risk, and the self-confidence of gaining control over your investment decision making.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071711623
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/22/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 1,128,357
  • File size: 33 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert W. Colby, CMT, is a leading authority on investing. He is widely known as an independent researcher who consults with both individual and institutional investors, and he is a featured speaker on investment research methods and the investment outlook at conferences and seminars worldwide. For his latest ongoing research, go to www.robertwcolby.com.





To further your own independent research, Robert W. Colby has arranged for your benefit a discount on the same MetaStock® technical analysis software he used for this book. Call 1-800-882-3040 and mention "Offer Code COLBY" to purchase MetaStock® at a special discount price.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. I Evaluating Technical Market Indicators 1
Ch. 1 Introducing Technical Market Indicators 3
Ch. 2 Walk-Forward Simulation of Technical Market Indicators Offers the Potential for Consistent Profits Through Time 10
Ch. 3 Finding a Technical Market Indicator That Is Right for You 27
Ch. 4 What Others Say about Technical Market Indicators, Models, and Trading Systems 36
Pt. II Technical Market Indicators 45
About the Author 795
Special Discount Offer from MetaStock and Robert W. Colby 796
Index 799
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2003

    An Essential and Great Analysis Book

    Like the first edition, the new SECOND EDITION simply, clearly and completely explains all the technical market indicators that are used in examining stock trends. At more than 800 pages, this book is double the size of the first edition and is COMPLETELY updated. I bought three copies of the second edition as soon as it came out and I gave two copies to my friends. This book tells what the indicators measure, what their components are, how they are formulated, and what exactly they purport to indicate. It describes their various realms of usefullness and their limitations. The book is packed with charts and examples and is very, very interesting to read. I bought the first edition about six years ago and have found it the only useful reference of its type. The second edition is entirely updated and expanded and is ESSENTIAL for understanding technical market indicators and stock trends. I recommend that EVERYONE in the industry and all serious independant traders and researchers get the new SECOND EDITION of this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2003

    A Valuable Resource

    Robert Colby's book is a valuable resource for any practitioner of technical analysis, or consumer of technical analysis reports. Every TA method one is likely to encounter is explained clearly, and in detail. This is a noteworthy step forward in bringing the sometimes obscure field of TA into focus. Colby¿s bent is toward the science of TA, which is both a strength and a weakness here. His book places considerable emphasis on the backtesting he has done on the TA methods presented, which is interesting, but would have served as better material for an Appendix. This book might have been more likely destined for greatness had more time been devoted to the human factor, namely, ¿What is going on in terms of market psychology that a particular indicator is trying to identify?¿ Such considerations helped to elevate Edwards and Magee¿s ¿Technical Analysis of Stock Trends¿ to cult status. However, Colby has created here a solid reference volume; and being the clear and meticulous technical analyst and writer that he seems to be, I have no doubt that we will be hearing much more about Mr. Colby in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2002

    One of the best books in the field - certainly the most up to date

    I find the new second edition to be an outstanding benchmark reference and a significant leap forward over the great first edition. It is the only book in the field that clearly and concisely describes the methodology and philosophy behind every indicator and technique I have ever heard of. It is a truly invaluable tool to traders on all levels! furthermore it is the only book that has been able to describe processes such walk forward optimization in a clear and logical way - something that I have been looking for everywhere.

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