MIDAS Technical Analysis: A VWAP Approach to Trading and Investing in Today's Markets [NOOK Book]

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A comprehensive look at an expanded and more power MIDAS technical analysis system

In life, timing is everything, especially if your life is trading or investing. Paul Levine's MIDAS system?although until recently a somewhat neglected technical analysis tool?laid the foundation for increasing trading effectiveness by improving one's ability to time the market. Now, in MIDAS Technical Analysis, authors Andrew Coles and David Hawkins build upon the foundation of the original MIDAS...

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MIDAS Technical Analysis: A VWAP Approach to Trading and Investing in Today's Markets

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Overview

A comprehensive look at an expanded and more power MIDAS technical analysis system

In life, timing is everything, especially if your life is trading or investing. Paul Levine's MIDAS system?although until recently a somewhat neglected technical analysis tool?laid the foundation for increasing trading effectiveness by improving one's ability to time the market. Now, in MIDAS Technical Analysis, authors Andrew Coles and David Hawkins build upon the foundation of the original MIDAS system, providing a framework for today's traders and investors that greatly expand upon the approach's use and effectiveness.

  • Introduces new approaches the authors have created based on the original MIDAS system
  • Details how to use MIDAS alone or with other, more conventional indicators to recognize set ups, entry points, stops, and price targets
  • Supplies new computer code that goes beyond what Paul Levine has previously contributed

MIDAS Technical Analysis offers a comprehensive look at the MIDAS system, from a basic introduction anyone can understand, through the most advanced uses every trader and investor needs to know.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118063217
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/23/2011
  • Series: Bloomberg Financial, #148
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 440
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Andrew Coles, PhD, is an active trader running a private investment fund. He has a diploma in technical analysis from STA–UK and from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). He is also a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe). He holds a master's and a doctorate and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the British Academy.During his graduate and postdoctoral years, he worked at a number of institutions, including King's College (KQC) London, the Institute of Classical Studies, and Oxford University. He is the author of a previous book on the history and philosophy of science.

David G. Hawkins is a successful full-time trader. He holds an MS in physics from Brown University, has taught physics at Roger Williams University, and has designed optical and ultrasound components for graphics, medical, and telecom systems. He presents on MIDAS and other technical analysis topics at AAII conferences.

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Table of Contents

Introduction (Andrew Coles).

Biographical Sketch, Paul H. Levine (David G. Hawkins).

Acknowledgments.

PART I: STANDARD MIDAS SUPPORT AND RESISTANCE CURVES.

CHAPTER 1 MIDAS and Its Core Constituents: The Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) and Fractal Market Analysis (Andrew Coles).

CHAPTER 2 Applying Standard MIDAS Curves to the Investor Timeframes (David G. Hawkins).

CHAPTER 3 MIDAS Support and Resistance (S/R) Curves and Day Trading (Andrew Coles).

PART II: THE MIDAS TOPFINDER/BOTTOMFINDER.

CHAPTER 4 The MIDAS Topfinder/Bottomfinder on Intraday Charts (Andrew Coles).

CHAPTER 5 Applying the Topfinder/Bottomfinder to the Investor Timeframes (David G. Hawkins).

PART III: THE LONGER-TERM HORIZON, OTHER VOLUME INDICATORS, AND BROADER PERSPECTIVES.

CHAPTER 6 Applying MIDAS to Market Averages, ETFs, and Very Long-Term Timeframes (David G. Hawkins).

CHAPTER 7 EquiVolume, MIDAS and Float Analysis (David G. Hawkins).

CHAPTER 8 Putting It All Together (David G. Hawkins).

PART IV: NEW DEPARTURES.

CHAPTER 9 Standard and Calibrated Curves (David G. Hawkins).

CHAPTER 10 Applying the MIDAS Method to Price Charts without Volume: A Study in the Cash Foreign Exchange Markets (Andrew Coles).

CHAPTER 11 Four Relationships between Price and Volume and Their Impact on the Plotting of MIDAS Curves (Andrew Coles).

CHAPTER 12 MIDAS and the CFTC Commitments of Traders Report: Using MIDAS with Open Interest Data (Andrew Coles).

CHAPTER 13 Price Porosity and Price Suspension: The Causes of these Phenomena and Several Partial Solutions (Andrew Coles).

CHAPTER 14  A MIDAS Displacement Channel for Congested Markets (Andrew Coles).

CHAPTER 15 MIDAS and Standard Deviation Bands (Andrew Coles).

CHAPTER 16 Nominal–On Balance Volume Curves (N-OBVs) and Volume–On Balance Curves (V-OBVs) (Andrew Coles).

CHAPTER 17 Extensions, Insights, and New Departures in MIDAS Studies (Andrew Coles).

APPENDIX A Programming the TB-F (David G. Hawkins).

APPENDIX B MetaStock Code for the Standard MIDAS S/R Curves (Andrew Coles).

APPENDIX C TradeStation Code for the MIDAS Topfinder/Bottomfinder Curves (Bob English).

Notes.

About the Authors.

Index.

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