Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians / Edition 1

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Overview

Now, there's a comprehensive, objective, and reliable tutorial and reference for the entire field of technical analysis. For traders, researchers, and serious investors alike, this is the definitive book on technical analysis. Individual investors and professional investment managers are increasingly recognizing the value of technical analysis in identifying trading opportunities. Moreover, the SECs requirement for analysts and brokers to pass Section 86 exams can now be fulfilled with the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) certification.

Author Charles D. Kirkpatrick II has spent decades using technical analysis to advise major investing institutions -- and he currently teaches the subject to MBA candidates, giving him unique insight into the best ways of explaining its complex concepts. Together with university finance instructor and CMT Dr. Julie Dahlquist, Kirkpatrick systematically explains the theory of technical analysis, presenting academic evidence both for and against it. Using 200+ illustrations, the authors explain the analysis of markets and individual issues, and present a complete investment system and portfolio management plan. Readers will learn how to use tested sentiment, momentum indicators, seasonal affects, flow of funds, and many other techniques. The authors reveal which chart patterns and indicators have been reliable; show how to test systems; and demonstrate how technical analysis can be used to mitigate risk.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131531130
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles D. Kirkpatrick II, CMT, is president of Kirkpatrick & Company, Inc., a technical analysis research firm. He has appeared on CNBC and Wall Street Week, and has been quoted in Barron’s, Money, and BusinessWeek. An instructor in finance at the School of Business Administration, Fort Lewis College, he is a two-time winner of the Market Technicians Association’s prestigious Charles H. Dow Award for research in technical analysis. He is a Chartered Market Technician, a member of the board of directors of the Market Technicians Association and the Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation, and editor of the Journal of Technical Analysis. He is a graduate of both Harvard (AB) and the Wharton School (MBA).

Julie R. Dahlquist, Ph.D., received her B.B.A. in economics from University of Louisiana at Monroe, her M.A. in theology from St. Mary’s University, and her Ph.D. in economics from Texas A&M University. Currently, she is a senior lecturer, Department of Finance, at the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business. Dr. Dahlquist serves on the UTSA Executive-MBA faculty and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. She is the coauthor (with Richard Bauer) of Technical Market Indicators: Analysis and Performance (John Wiley & Sons, 1999). Her research has appeared in Financial Analysts Journal, Journal of Technical Analysis, Managerial Finance, Applied Economics, Working Money, Financial Practices and Education, and the Journal of Financial Education. She serves on the board of the Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation, on the editorial board of the Southwestern Business Administration Journal, and as a reviewer for a number of journals, including the Journal of Technical Analysis.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xxv

About the Authors xxvii

Part I: Introduction 1

Chapter 1: Introduction to Technical Analysis 3

Chapter 2: The Basic Principle of Technical Analysis–The Trend 9

Chapter 3: History of Technical Analysis 21

Chapter 4: The Technical Analysis Controversy 31

Part II: Markets and Market Indicators 53

Chapter 5: An Overview of Markets 55

Chapter 6: Dow Theory 73

Chapter 7: Sentiment 85

Chapter 8: Measuring Market Strength 125

Chapter 9: Temporal Patterns and Cycles 155

Chapter 10: Flow of Funds 169

Part III: Trend Analysis 189

Chapter 11: History and Construction of Charts 191

Chapter 12: Trends–The Basics 215

Chapter 13: Breakouts, Stops, And Retracements 247

Chapter 14: Moving Averages 271

Part IV: Chart Pattern Analysis 299

Chapter 15: Bar Chart Patterns 301

Chapter 16: Point-and-Figure Chart Patterns 341

Chapter 17: Short-Term Patterns 365

Part V: Trend Confirmation 409

Chapter 18: Confirmation 411

Part VI: Other Technical Methods and Rules 453

Chapter 19: Cycles 455

Chapter 20: Elliott, Fibonacci, and Gann 485

Part VII: Selection 509

Chapter 21: Selection of Markets and Issues: Trading and Investing 511

Part VIII: System Testing and Management 537

Chapter 22: System Design and Testing 539

Chapter 23: Money and Risk Management 571

Part IX: Appendices 591

Appendix A: Basic Statistics 593

Appendix B: Types of Orders and Other Trader Terminology 621

Bibliography 625

Index 645

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2006

    Comprehensive and Excellent

    The authors have written a comprehensive review of the field, but I especially like that they have given some of the history and background of the origins and of the creators of many of the technical indicators they discuss.

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