Getting Started in Chart Patterns

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Your plain-English guide to understanding and using technical chart patterns

Chart pattern analysis is not only one of the most important investing tools, but also one of the most popular. Filled with expert insights and practical advice from one of the best in the business, Getting Started in Chart Patterns, Second Edition helps new and seasoned traders alike profit by tracking and identifying specific chart patterns.

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Overview

Your plain-English guide to understanding and using technical chart patterns

Chart pattern analysis is not only one of the most important investing tools, but also one of the most popular. Filled with expert insights and practical advice from one of the best in the business, Getting Started in Chart Patterns, Second Edition helps new and seasoned traders alike profit by tracking and identifying specific chart patterns.

Substantially revised and expanded, this new edition stay true to the original, with author Thomas Bulkowski's frank discussion of how trading behavior can affect the bottom line. Interwoven throughout the technical presentations are fascinating anecdotes drawn from the author's quarter-century as a professional trader that vividly demonstrate how one of the best in the business leverages the power of chart patterns.

  • Includes additional charts for ETFs and mutual funds
  • Introduces more than 40 key chart formations, as well as trading tactics that can be used in conjunction with them
  • Supplies actual trades, with their corresponding dollar amounts

If you're looking to gain a better understanding of this discipline, look no further than the Second Edition of Getting Started in Chart Patterns.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471727668
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/21/2005
  • Series: Getting Started In..... Series, #60
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,450,520
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

THOMAS BULKOWSKI is a successful investor with more thanthirty years of experience trading stocks. He is also the author ofEncyclopedia of Candlestick Charts and Encyclopedia of ChartPatterns. His work has appeared in magazines such asTechnical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, SFO, ActiveTrader, The Technical Analyst, The Trader's Journal, andTraders'. Before earning enough from his investments to"retire" from his day job at age 36, Bulkowski was a hardwaredesign engineer with Raytheon and a senior software engineer forTandy Corporation.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The smart money's footprints 1
Ch. 2 Trading psychology 5
Ch. 3 The truth about trendlines 15
Ch. 4 Support and resistance : the most important chart patterns 33
Ch. 5 Special situations 49
Ch. 6 The top 10 performing bottoms 73
Ch. 7 Common patterns for the toolbox 123
Ch. 8 Event patterns : what they are and how to trade them 185
Ch. 9 Busted patterns : making money by trading failure 215
Ch. 10 More trades : putting it all together 239
Ch. 11 The art of trading : checklists 261
Ch. 12 Crunching the numbers 279
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Hidy

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    This is a very disappointing book. By the time I got to page 18

    This is a very disappointing book. By the time I got to page 18 I wanted to throw it out the window! Why? Because the author uses this fictitious person, a guy named "Jake," for some completely stupid attempt at levity, I suppose, or maybe the author is making a similarly stupid attempt at the ancient technique of dialogues. In any event, "Jake" falls on his face and so does this book. In several places, the book seems to contain useful information, or it seems to be leading up to useful information when this idiot fictitious character shows up again and completely obscures the point being made. Yuck. I don't think I am going to be able to continue reading, maybe skimming would be better; NO, there is Jake again. What an ass.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2008

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    Good for beginners maybe, but Bulkowski's other books are much better

    This is a good basic introduction to using chart patterns as a stock trading tool. Unfortunately I can't recommend it, because there are several other books I consider better and more complete. I also found the fictional newbie trader, who constantly demonstrates what not to do, annoying and not very useful.<BR/><BR/>Instead of this lightweight material, I recommend reading:<BR/><BR/>1) "Way of the Turtle", by Curtis M. Faith. It's a great book about the methods and psychology of trading.<BR/><BR/>2) "Fooled by Randomness" and/or "The Black Swan", both by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Both are vastly entertaining and thought provoking.<BR/><BR/>3) Bulkowski's "Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns", "Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts", and "Trading Classic Chart Patterns"<BR/><BR/>Faith and Taleb will give you a good introduction to the mindset of successful traders and the reality that none of us are really half as smart or half as much in control of things as we think we are. Then the three Bulkowski books (or any one of them) will put a wealth of statistical data and specific methods at your fingertips for quick reference or in-depth study.

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