Investing with Volume Analysis: Identify, Follow, and Profit from Trends

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“I found Investing with Volume Analysis of great interest. Any new study of volume and its great technical importance demands immediate attention. It is good to have Buff’s new ideas and discoveries added to the history and importance of volume in technical analysis. My sincere thanks to Buff for his great work and contribution.”

Joseph E. Granville, The Granville Market Letter

“The author has gathered in one place all the major methods and theories that deal with volume in the stock market and has recognized volume as an equal partner with price in the workings of market and stock movements. He puts it all together into usable and readable guidance, using effective analogies and occasional humor.”
—Richard W. Arms, Jr., Arms Advisory

“Buff presents a thorough discussion of the utility of volume and volume-based market indicators, both traditional and of his own creation. Fellow market analysts can be glad for this resource and the fact that the VPCI on Buff himself is in a strongly rising trend.”
—Robert Prechter and Dave Allman, Elliott Wave International

“I really enjoyed and appreciated the author’s ability to combine volume with many of the basic indicators used by technicians today.”
—Ralph J. Acampora, CMT, Managing Director, Altaira Investment Solutions

“I trade for a living and don’t have time for fluff and puff. Buff tossed facts and figures in my face like a silver cross in front of a vampire. He is on to much here, as you will see. This book is not a morsel; it’s a nine-course meal. Dig in.”
—Larry Williams, Private Trader, World Cup Trading Champion

“For every stock trade that takes place, three key pieces of information are recorded: price, time, and size. It is from these three pieces of data that we derive all the key information that technical analysts use to examine a stock’s behavior. If you are only looking at prices, then you are throwing out a whole lot of key information.

Buff’s book teaches you how to take that information about the size of trades and turn it into the seven types of volume indicators. Better still, he teaches you how to use those tools to improve your own trading.”
—Tom McClellan, Editor, The McClellan Market Report

If price is the market’s testimony, then volume is the market’s polygraph. More than any other indicator, volume tells you the real force and extent of investors’ convictions about prices. By analyzing the market’s volume-oriented “lie detector tests,” you can uncover trends sooner with more reliability–and thus be better positioned to capture the profits those trends might deliver.

In Investing with Volume Analysis, award-winning technical analyst Buff Dormeier reveals how volume validates, interprets, and leads price. Using volume analysis, you’ll learn to uncover surprising shifts in investor enthusiasm, identify disparities in market opinion, and sniff out coming trend reversals.

Dormeier reviews many traditional volume indicators, introduces his own groundbreaking approaches, and shows you exactly how to apply them. You’ll learn how to assess strength and weakness in both supply and demand; identify common market narratives buried beneath volume data; integrate volume analysis with other portfolio allocation techniques; and much more.

Volume analysis speaks volumes. Read this book and discover what the market has been telling you if only you had turned on the volume!

Volume: what it says that you can’t learn any other way

Uncover the market’s true convictions about present prices

Apply the classical laws of motion in securities analysis

Achieve more profitable trading strategies

Is market movement accelerating– or is it about to halt and reverse?

Use volume analysis to evaluate the “state of the trend”

Go beyond standard volume analysis by discovering new breakthrough techniques

Buff up your market analysis with Capital Weighted Volume and overcome volume distortions while improving visibility

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137085507
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Armed with proprietary indicators and investment programs, Buff Pelz Dormeier, CMT dynamically manages private investment portfolios for affluent individuals, institutions, trusts, and endowments. Buff builds customized strategies designed to meet or exceed a client’s specific investment objectives in what is often uncertain market conditions. This is accomplished by utilizing proprietary state-of-the-art portfolio management tools designed to grow and preserve wealth in a risk-conscience manner.

In Buff’s 15+ years in the securities industry, he has been employed as a financial advisor, an analyst, and a portfolio manager. An award-winning industry innovator, Buff is the developer of Volume Weighted Moving Averages (VWMA), the VW-MACD, the Volume Price Confirmation Indicator (VPCI), VPCI Stochastics, the Anti-Volume Stop Loss (AVSL), the Trend Thrust Indicator (TTI), Capital Weighted Volume Indexes, and a host of cap-weighted, volume-based breadth indicators.

As a celebrated source of investment knowledge, Buff’s work with market indicators and trading system design has been published and/or referenced in Barron’s, Stock’s & Commodities, SFO and Active Trader magazines, and the IFTA & MTA Journals. A Chartered Market Technician, Buff received the 2006 Charles Dow Award recognizing research papers breaking new ground or which make innovative use of established techniques in the field of technical analysis. The Charles H. Dow Award is considered one of the most important recognitions in the field of technical analysis. He has also been a featured speaker at national and international conferences including Expo Trader Brazil, the TradeStation World Conference, and the Moneyshow International Trader’s Expo.

Buff was a double major graduate of Indiana State University participating in varsity track and cross country as a student athlete. Still an avid runner, Buff is a former Indiana Marathon champion.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Two Perspectives of Market Analysis 5

Chapter 2: The History of Technical Analysis 12

Chapter 3: Price Analysis 27

Chapter 4: Volume Analysis 32

Chapter 5: Volume: The Force of the Market 39

Chapter 6: How to Read the Market Like a Book 53

Chapter 7: Volume in Trends 73

Chapter 8: Volume in Patterns 93

Chapter 9: Measuring Volume Information 112

Chapter 10: Pure Volume Indicators 118

Chapter 11: Interday Volume Accumulation Indicators 127

Chapter 12: Intraday Volume Accumulation Oscillators 132

Chapter 13: Price Range Volume Indicators 140

Chapter 14: Price Accumulation Based on Volume Indicators 147

Chapter 15: Tick-Based Volume Indicators 151

Chapter 16: Volume-Weighted Price Indicators 157

Chapter 17: The Volume Price Confirmation Indicator 182

Chapter 18: A Compendium of Breadth Indicators 209

Chapter 19: Buff Up Your Volume: Introducing Capital Weighted Volume 226

Chapter 20: Risky Business 241

Chapter 21 Putting It All Together: Volume-Dictated Strategies 259

Chapter 22: Modern Day Volume Issues 281

Bibliography 306

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2011

    Great volume book!

    I just finished reading a new book authored by Buff Dormeier, CMT titled Investing With Volume Analysis. I found it was filled with great knowledge, indicators, and investment techniques that utilize volume analysis. Many analysts focus on price alone and forget the valuable information that volume conveys. Buff has put volume back in its rightful place next to price as one of the most valuable metrics an analyst can study.

    The book begins with a broad overview of fundamental versus technical analysis. Some background is given on TA, such a Dow Theory and a bit of general history. Buff then sets the stage for volume analysis by reviewing some of the broad studies and some general rules for how to interpret volume.

    A review of volume in the context of traditional price patterns a la Edwards and Magee is very helpful for a focused review.

    Following this broad review, the book begins to focus on the detail not found elsewhere. Volume indicators are broken down into logical groups. The indicators are then compared apples to apples according to their strengths and weaknesses. This section contains some of the gold within this book. It is clear and well defined and one soon finds it easy to agree with Buff's argument that there is value in a new area of study: volume-weighted price indicators.

    Buff goes on to describe the formulas for many custom indicators, including Volume Weighted Moving Averages, Volume Weighted MACD, The Trend Thrust Indicator (TTI), Volume-Price Confirmation Indicator (VPCI), CAP-Weighted Volume, and the Anti-Volume Stop Loss.
    Finally, Buff gives an overview of how one could picks stocks using a Market Positioning System. Modern day volume issues including high frequency trading is also covered.

    Overall, I found Buff's Investing With Volume Analysis to be extremely helpful in focusing on an underutilized tool - Volume. The book is well written and provides great context and backtested studies to prove the worth of his concepts and ideas. My only criticism of the book is that some of the charts need to be enlarged. Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone serious about the investing in the market. In addition, All CMTs would benefit greatly from this book. - Kyle Crystal

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