The Investor's Guide To Technical Analysis / Edition 1

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Overview

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
  • Sales rank: 1,477,035
  • 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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