New Frontiers in Technical Analysis: Effective Tools and Strategies for Trading and Investing

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In today's financial markets, there is a growing demand todiversify an investment strategy and a continuous search forincreasing alpha. Paul Ciana, Bloomberg LP's top liason totechnical analysts worldwide, understands these challengesvery welland that is why he has created New Frontiers in TechnicalAnalysis.

Ciana, along with in-depth contributions from some of theworld's most accomplished market participants, developed thisreliable guide that contains some of the newest tools ...

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Overview

In today's financial markets, there is a growing demand todiversify an investment strategy and a continuous search forincreasing alpha. Paul Ciana, Bloomberg LP's top liason totechnical analysts worldwide, understands these challengesvery welland that is why he has created New Frontiers in TechnicalAnalysis.

Ciana, along with in-depth contributions from some of theworld's most accomplished market participants, developed thisreliable guide that contains some of the newest tools andstrategies for analyzing today's markets. All of the contributionsto this book can be considered work that has not been seen beforein this much detail.

You'll quickly discover how to excel in today's financialmarkets as:

  • Paul Ciana discusses previously undisclosed evidence of what themost popular chart types and technical indicators are, and thenprovides a succinct description of how to use the popular tools
  • Julius de Kempenaer offers insight on formalizing a sectorrotation strategy for world markets by tracking relativeperformance and momentum through a unique visualization tool calledthe Relative Rotation Graph.
  • Phil Erlanger presents quantitative work oninvesting withseasonality and his four-stepapproach to trading using bias,setups, triggers, and monitoring
  • Cynthia Kase explains her "KASE" trading strategies using amultitude of tools that address challenging subjects such asappropriate stop levels, adjusting for volatility, and theconfluence of multiple time frames
  • Andrew Kezeli discusses how TAS Professional LLC hasincorporated the advantages of the unorthodox,yet extremelypowerful, Market Profile into a suite of technical indicators thatare applied to the more traditional bar chart
  • Rick Knox, through the application of ATM studies, introducesthe methods he uses to identify and track Elliott Wave structures,when to enter and exit a trade while considering price and timerisk management, and the importance of higher time frame analysisto your investment strategy.

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned veteran,there is much tobe gained by reading this book. The information found here will notonly sharpen your investment strategies, but will also improve theway you view the financial market.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576603765
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Series: Bloomberg Financial Series, #116
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

PAUL CIANA is an Application Specialist at Bloomberg LP where he consults with market participants on developing technical strategies, directs a week long class on technical analysis and proposes the development of new technical tools on Bloomberg. He is the author of the Bloomberg Global Technical Strategy report and contributes quarterly to Bloomberg Markets magazine. He has guest presented at the Traders Expo, Market Technicians Association Annual Symposium, International Federation of Technical Analysts Annual Conference, CFA Institute, MBA programs, and many Bloomberg events. He is the New York Chapter Chair of the Market Technicians Association and is an instructor in the CMT Institute. He graduated from the University at Albany with honors, majoring in finance and management, and minoring in economics.

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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

CHAPTER 1: Evidence of the Most Popular Technical Indicators1
Paul Ciana, CMT

Defining Technical Analysis 2

Defining Chart Types 5

Evidence of Chart Type Popularity 10

Evidence of Technical Indicator Popularity 14

Applying the Most Popular Technical Indicators 18

Conclusion 45

CHAPTER 2: Everything Is Relative Strength IsEverything 49
Julius de Kempenaer

"This Time It's Different" 50

What Is Comparative Relative Strength? 51

The JdK RS-Ratio and JdK RS-Momentum 65

Relative Rotation Graphs 75

Conclusion 83

CHAPTER 3: Applying Seasonality and Erlanger Studies 85
Philip B. Erlanger, CMT

Testing for a Valid Seasonal Cycle 86

Applying Cycles as a Strategy 94

Monitoring Seasonal Data 101

Erlanger Studies: The Art of the Squeeze Play 108

CHAPTER 4: Kase StatWareTM and Studies: Adding Precision toTrading and Investing 155
Cynthia A. Kase, CMT, MFTA

Introduction to KaseSwing 157

Kase DevStops 169

Kase Momentum Divergence Algorithm 177

Kase PeakOscillator and KaseCD 188

Why Use KasePO and KaseCD? 189

Kase Permission Stochastic and Screen 199

Entering Trades and the Kase Easy Entry System 201

About the Kase Easy Entry System 206

Trading with Kase StatWare 209

Kase Bar Chart (Equal TrueRange Bar Chart) 211

Summary 215

CHAPTER 5: Rules-Based Trading andMarket Analysis UsingSimplified Market Profile 217
Andrew Kezeli

Technical Analysis Is Simple in Theory—Difficult inPractice 218

Rules-Based Trading: Automated Strategy Trading versusDiscretionary Trading 221

Balance versus Imbalance: Distinguishing the Two Phases ofMarket Activity 222

There Are Only Three Market Segments: Nontrending, Uptrending,and Downtrending 224

Four Market Participants—and Then a Fifth . . . 228

Market Profile 231

Market Movement: The Four Steps of Market Activity 234

Market Structure 236

The Relative Speed of the Market's Building-Block Components239

Vertical Nondevelopment ("Minus Development") 240

Simplifying Market Profile 245

TAS PRO VAP Map 247

Rules-Based Trading and Analysis with TAS PRO Navigator 255

TAS PRO Indicator Application Examples 257

Conclusion 280

CHAPTER 6: Advanced TradingMethods 283
Rick Knox

From the CBOT to the Charts 283

Trading by Gut Feeling 287

Understanding the Background of an Opportunity 288

They Say Entry Is Easy, but Not in My Book 295

Trade When the Odds Are in Your Favor 299

Don't Fight the Trend 300

Trade Location Is Key to Long-term Success 301

Adjusting to Volatility 302

Anticipating What Needs to Happen 303

Using Time as Part of Your Risk Management 304

Learning to Control Your Emotions 306

The Hardest Part of Any Strategy Is the Exit 306

Putting It All Together: Two Examples 307

Picking Up the Right Tools 310

Recommended Reading 313

About the Authors 315

Index 319

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