The Investor's Guide To Technical Analysis / Edition 1

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Everything You Need to Know to Increase Your Investing Profits, and Cut Your Losses, Using the Easy-to-Understand Tools of Technical Analysis

Praise for The Investor's Guide to Technical Analysis:

"Curt Renz's review of the common patterns seen throughout financial markets gives you that spark of insight that is so necessary to investment success."

—Robert R. Prechter, President, Elliott Wave

"Curt Renz has triumphed in this indispensable guide to technical analysis. His talent for making complicated technical concepts easy to understand is amazing."

—Phil Flynn, Senior Market Analyst, Alaron Trading

"Curt Renz, one of the giants of financial television, teaches the investor how to 'read the market's mind' through technical analysis."

—Bernie Schaeffer, Chairman and CEO, Schaeffer's Investment Research, Inc.

"Curt Renz's closely reasoned and well-illustrated book plus clear examples belongs in the collection of every trader and investor."

—Robert Stovall, CFA, Managing Director, Wood Asset Management, Inc.

"Curt has written the definitive introduction to technical analysis, with clear explanations of sometimes difficult concepts in layman's language and easy-to-understand chart examples. I use it in my own analysis every day."

—Michael Murphy, CFA, Editor, Technology Investing, Founder, California Technology Stock Letter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071389983
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/17/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Curt Renz is the market analyst for WebFN, a widely followed financial news service. He also anchors and produces an evening business telecast distributed by Weigel Broadcasting.

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Table of Contents

Preface: 2000: The Year of Dashed Dreams
Introduction: What's in This for Me?: A Better Way to Time Your Trades
Pt. 1 Basics
Ch. 1 How Stock Prices Are Set: Not the Way It's Done at the Grocery Store 3
Ch. 2 Cycles: The Lessons of History 13
Ch. 3 Indicators: Pointing the Way 23
Pt. 2 Technical Analysis
Ch. 4 Not So Fundamental: Why the Value Game Lets You Down 35
Ch. 5 The Market's Mind: You Can Read It in the Charts 37
Ch. 6 Basic Anatomy: The ABCs of Charting 39
Ch. 7 Uptrending Patterns: The Trend Is Your Friend 45
Ch. 8 Downtrending Patterns: Endless Pressure 55
Ch. 9 Topping Formations: Time to Step Away from the Crowd 65
Ch. 10 Bottoming Formations: Time to Prepare Your Shopping List 75
Ch. 11 The Crystal Ball: Using Moving Averages 83
Ch. 12 Other Systems: Oscillating Waves 95
Pt. 3 Practicalities
Ch. 13 Mutual Fund Switching and Stock Timing: It's Your 401(k) - Run It 105
Ch. 14 Final Exam: Diploma Time 111
Index 243
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