Getting Started in Technical Analysis

Overview

Revered by many, reviled by some, technical analysis is the art and science of deciphering price activity to better understand market behavior and identify trading opportunities. In this accessible guide, Jack Schwager demystifies technical analysis for beginning investors, clearly explaining such basics as trends, trading ranges, chart patterns, stops, entry, and exit and pyramiding approaches. The book's numerous examples and clear, simple explanations provide a solid framework for using technical analysis to ...
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Overview

Revered by many, reviled by some, technical analysis is the art and science of deciphering price activity to better understand market behavior and identify trading opportunities. In this accessible guide, Jack Schwager demystifies technical analysis for beginning investors, clearly explaining such basics as trends, trading ranges, chart patterns, stops, entry, and exit and pyramiding approaches. The book's numerous examples and clear, simple explanations provide a solid framework for using technical analysis to make better, more informed investment decisions and as the basis for mechanical trading systems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118858530
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/22/2015
  • Series: Getting Started In..... Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

JACK D. SCHWAGER is the CEO of Wizard Trading, a commodity trading advisory firm that has been managing client funds since 1990. He is the author of The Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, Market Wizards, The New Market Wizards, Fundamental Analysis, and Technical Analysis.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: The Great Fundamental versus Technical Analysis Debate 1
Pt. 1 Basic Analysis Tools 5
Ch. 1 Charts: Forecasting Tool or Folklore? 7
Ch. 2 Types of Charts 17
Ch. 3 Trends 33
Ch. 4 Trading Ranges and Support and Resistance 51
Ch. 5 Chart Patterns 73
Ch. 6 Oscillators 110
Ch. 7 Is Chart Analysis Still Valid? 120
Pt. 2 Trading Issues 127
Ch. 8 Midtrend Entry and Pyramiding 129
Ch. 9 Choosing Stop-Loss Points 136
Ch. 10 Setting Objectives and Other Position Exit Criteria 143
Ch. 11 The Most Important Rule in Chart Analysis 152
Ch. 12 Real-World Chart Analysis 178
Pt. 3 Trading Systems 219
Ch. 13 Charting and Analysis Software 221
Ch. 14 Technical Trading Systems: Structure and Design 226
Ch. 15 Testing and Optimizing Trading Systems 253
Pt. 4 Practical Trading Guidelines 275
Ch. 16 The Planned Trading Approach 277
Ch. 17 Eighty-Two Trading Rules and Market Observations 288
Ch. 18 Market Wiz(ar)dom 299
App Additional Concepts and Formulas 315
Glossary 325
Index 333
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