Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications

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"One way to get started in technical analysis is to read a good book on the subject. One of my favorites is Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications by John J. Murphy. It's an easy read."
-Ralph J. Acampora, CMT, Managing Director, Prudential Securities Inc.

"No one in this generation has contributed more to technical analysis than John Murphy. Through his series of books, he has ...
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Overview

"One way to get started in technical analysis is to read a good book on the subject. One of my favorites is Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications by John J. Murphy. It's an easy read."
-Ralph J. Acampora, CMT, Managing Director, Prudential Securities Inc.

"No one in this generation has contributed more to technical analysis than John Murphy. Through his series of books, he has both opened the door to many and raised the standard for all who use technical analysis. His book should be required reading for everyone in the securities business and are never more than a step away from my desk."
-Gail M. Dudack, Chief Investment Strategist, Warburg Dillon Read

"John Murphy appears to have done it again...only this time in a more contemporary fashion. Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets is a must read for the novice and the professional and most important the Chartered Market Technician (C.M.T.) candidate. As a long-time point-and-figure chart devotee, I was enthused to see the book's point-and-figure chapter no only cover some of the more popular methods such as Chartcraft and Dorsey Wright, but also explore the usefulness of the original point-and-figure methodology which we practice here at Salomon Smith Barney"
-Alan R. Shaw, Managing Director, Salomon Smith Barney

Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets expands upon and updates Murphy's classic Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets. Packed with some 400 real-life charts that clarify every key point, it covers:
-The fundamentals of technical analysis and chart construction
-What you must know about trends and the building blocks of chart analysis
-Price patterns, including major reversal and continuation patterns
-Methods of analysis--moving averages, oscillators, contrary opinion, and other indicators
-Time cycles, market interrelationships, money management, and trading tactics
Beginners and experienced traders alike will find a wealth of immediately useful information in this authoritative, yet easy-to-follow guide.



In the late 1980s, John J. Murphy's massive Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets created an uproar when it burst upon the scene. The most comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow guide to the concepts of technical analysis and their application to the futures markets, it swiftly became a classic--cited in research studies by the Federal Reserve and used as a primary source in the Market Technicians Association testing program. Today, it is widely considered the bible in its field.

In response to widespread demand, John Murphy has completely updated and revised this landmark volume, broadened its scope, and expanded it to cover all financial markets.

While it retains the clarity, simplicity, and logical structure that made the earlier book so popular, Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets thoroughly covers all the new techniques in charts and charting and the many recent developments in this fast-changing field. Every chapter has been updated.

There is new emphasis on the stock market, hundreds of up-to-date illustrations, and three completely new chapters featuring extensive information on:

Stock market indicators--advancing versus declining issues, new highs versus new lows, up volume versus down volume, and other tools to gauge market breadth and provide early warning of potential trend changes.

Candlestick charting--how to best use these fascinating, visually appealing charts that deliver data with such impact it seems to literally jump off the page or computer screen.

Intermarket analysis--a much-needed clear explanation of the vital interrelationships between the various financial markets
In addition, the guide provides extensive new sections covering systems development, advanced technical indicators, and such newer forms of charting as market profiling.
An invaluable tool for traders of all levels of experience, Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets guides you from the first application of the Dow Theory and the basics of charting through the latest computer technology and most advanced analysis systems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735200661
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 178,003
  • Product dimensions: 7.33 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.83 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
About the Contributors
Introduction
Acknowledgments
1 Philosophy of Technical Analysis 1
2 Dow Theory 23
3 Chart Construction 35
4 Basic Concepts of Trend 49
5 Major Reversal Patterns 99
6 Continuation Patterns 129
7 Volume and Open Interest 157
8 Long Term Charts 181
9 Moving Averages 195
10 Oscillators and Contrary Opinion 225
11 Point and Figure Charting 265
12 Japanese Candlesticks 297
13 Elliott Wave Theory 319
14 Time Cycles 343
15 Computers and Trading Systems 377
16 Money Management and Trading Tactics 393
17 The Link Between Stocks and Futures: Intermarket Analysis 413
18 Stock Market Indicators 433
19 Pulling It All Together - A Checklist 453
A Advanced Technical Indicators 463
B Market Profile 475
C The Essentials of Building a Trading System 493
D Continuous Futures Contracts 505
Glossary 511
Selected Bibliography 523
Selected Resources 527
Index 531
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2000

    Excellent Text Book

    This is an excellent book for learning the stock market. It goes throught many facets of the stock market in an organize manner. It reminds me of the text books that I read for Calculus, Physic, etc. ORGANIZED. However, I was told that this book is more for the professionals of the trade. But don't let that intimidate you if you really want to learn the market. You will see that after reading this book, you will have the knowledge to go on to reading more technical books with greater understanding than if you didn't have the knowlegde from reading this book.

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  • Posted July 18, 2009

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    ok generic introduction, lack technical details and explainations

    ok generic introduction, lack technical details and explainations

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2005

    Simplicity in the form of Geometry

    This book is one of my greatest possessions. It allows you to forego the boring fundamental analysis and look at the markets through different eyes, Geometrical Eyes. Easy to use on any market that is trending (in reality that's every market) Murphy's ideas transcend the stock market and allow you to navigate the Forex Market with ease

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