Pattern, Price & Time: Using Gann Theory in Technical Analysis / Edition 2

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Overview

While W. D. Gann continues to be one of the most controversialfigures in technical analysis, many of his theories have beensuccessfully adapted by several generations of traders.

In this fully revised and updated Second Edition of Pattern,Price & Time, expert technician James Hyerczyk presents anaccessible overview of Gann Theory, its basic principles, and itsproper application to real markets. And while Gann's concepts are aprominent part of the book, Hyerczyk adds some of his own originalideas to the discussion and offers insights into using technicalanalysis to trade today's Forex, futures, and equities markets.

Written with both the expert and aspiring trader in mind, thisreliable resource skillfully examines the key elements of technicalanalysis—pattern, price, and time—by highlighting theproven trading techniques of Gann, and explores how these threeelements can help you anticipate market movements and make moreinformed trading decisions. Unlike other analysis or tradingdisciplines, Gann analysis can be used in conjunction with otherpopular trading tools such as pivot points and candlestick charts.In fact, Pattern, Price & Time, Second Edition is written sothat the reader can use Gann techniques to complement most tradingstrategies. The procedures highlighted will enhance a trader'sability to make sound market decisions because it teaches theimportance of balancing analysis with the right amount of pattern,price, and time.

Opening with a brief introduction to Gann, his theory, and theimportance of having accurate data and charts, Pattern, Price &Time, Second Edition moves on to address other essential issuesassociated with this discipline, including:

  1. Building swing charts using the minor trend, the intermediatetrend, and the main trend
  2. Using horizontal support and resistance levels to find balancepoints in the market
  3. Calculating Gann angles for different markets
  4. Understanding the various ways that time can be used todetermine tops, bottoms, and changes—from the most difficultmethod (natural cycles) to the most popular method (the squaring oftime)
  5. Combining pattern, price, and time into an effective analysisand trading tool
  6. And much more

After the first edition of Pattern, Price & Time waspublished, Hyerczyk received criticism that he was holding back onGann's secrets. This couldn't be further from the truth, and inorder to prove this, Hyerczyk points traders, who want to study themetaphysical aspects of Gann analysis, in the right direction.Hyerczyk also reveals what he believes is the source of Gann's Lawof Vibration and, in an effort to further enhance your tradingperformance, includes a link to the TradeStation code for his trendindicator. This will allow you to create swing charts in the samemanner as W. D. Gann.

To profitably trade today's markets, you can't rely on pattern,price, or time independently. You must apply a combination of thesethree elements to improve your analysis and trading—and withthe Second Edition of Pattern, Price & Time as your guide,you'll quickly discover exactly how.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470432020
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/20/2009
  • Series: Wiley Trading Series, #408
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,529,205
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

James A. Hyerczyk is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor withthe National Futures Association and owner of J.A.H. Research andTrading. His firm publishes Forex Pattern, Price & Time Reportand the Futures Pattern, Price & Time Report newsletters andoffers daily, weekly, and monthly advisory service on the futures,Forex, ETF, and equities markets as well as providing educational,research, and consulting services. Hyerczyk, who has been activelyinvolved in the futures markets since 1982, has been published inprint in SFO and Futures magazines as well as on various financialWeb sites including FuturesHound.com and ForexHound.com.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1. Why Pattern, Price and Time?

Chapter 2. Who Was W. D. Gann?

Chapter 3. Gann Theory in a Nutshell.

The Basis of Gann Theory: The Law of Vibration.

Pattern.

Price.

Time.

Squaring the Price Range with Time.

Advanced Price and Time Techniques.

Gann Theory and Its Application to Trading.

Chapter 4. Chart Basics.

Gann-Format Charts.

Proper Chart Construction.

Charting Programs.

Types of Charts.

Summary.

Chapter 5. Pattern: Trend Indicator Charts.

Minor Trend Indicator.

Intermediate Trend Indicator.

Main Trend Indicator.

Trend Indicator Construction.

Stop Orders.

Using the Information Generated.

Characteristics of the Trend Indicator Chart.

Summary.

Chapter 6. Pattern: Swing Chart Trading.

Reviewing the Trend Indicator Chart Rules.

Basic Trading Instructions.

Two Ways to Determine a Change in Trend.

Other Swing Chart Trading Strategies.

Swing Trading Rules.

Swing Chart Negatives.

Summary.

Chapter 7. Pattern: Other Chart Formations.

The Double Bottom.

The Double Top.

Prolonged Rally or Break Rule.

Balancing Swings.

Signal Tops and Signal Bottoms.

Other Important Formations.

Other Popular Patterns.

Summary.

Chapter 8. Price: Horizontal Support and Resistance.

The Swing Charts.

Percentage Retracement Price Levels.

Other Retracement Levels.

Multiples of Bottoms and Divisions of Tops.

Pivot Price Calculations.

Moving Averages.

Summary.

Chapter 9. Price: Gann Angles.

Importance of Gann Angles.

How to Construct Gann Angle Charts.

Summary.

Chapter 10. Combining Pattern and Price.

Chapter 11. Time.

Natural Cycles.

Anniversary Dates.

Seasonality.

Swing Charts.

Square Charts.

Summary.

Chapter 12. Combining Pattern Price and Time.

The Euro/U.S. Dollar Forex Market.

The Intermediate Trend Indicator.

The Signal Bottom.

The Signal Bottom: The First Leg Up.

Gann Angles.

Percentage Retracement Zones.

Percentage Retracement Zones and Gann Angle Combinations.

Time Indicators.

The Forecast.

Conclusion.

About the Author.

Index.

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