The Investor's Guide To Technical Analysis / Edition 1

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Everything investors need to know to understand, utilize, and profit from the basic tools of technical analysis

Technical analysis (TA) doesn't have to be difficult or intimidating. In fact, many TA tools are remarkably simple to use and have helped millions of individual investors dramatically improve their results.

The Investor's Guide to Technical Analysis provides investors with practical strategies, cut-to-the-chase explanations, and detailed introductions to the basic tools and concepts of technical analysis.

More than just an overview of technical analysis, this results-based book shows investors how to apply the most efficient and reliable TA tools to their investment programs and greatly increase both their confidence and their results. Straightforward examples and descriptions show investors of every type how to:

  • Understand market cycles and their value in choosing optimal buy and sell points
  • Identify and make use of basic indicators as well as sentiment indicators
  • Use trend lines to accurately track market movement
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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
  • Sales rank: 1,343,589
  • 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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