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The Classic Introduction to Technical Analysis—Fully Updated and Revised!

The most reliable method for forecasting trends and timing market turns, technical analysis is as close to a "scientific" trading approach as you can get—and it is particularly valuable in today's volatile markets. The Technical Analysis Course, Fourth Edition, provides the know-how you need to make this powerful tool part of your overall investing strategy.

Through a series of lessons and exams, you'll master the techniques used by the most successful technical analysts in the market today. Updated with hundreds of real market examples, The Technical Analysis Course provides the essential foundation for using time-tested technical analysis techniques to profit from the markets. You'll learn how to:

  • Identify profitable chart patterns, including reversals, consolidation formations, and gaps
  • Utilize key analytical tools, including trendlines and channels, support and resistance, relative strength analysis, and volume and open interest
  • Perform advanced analysis using moving averages, trading bands, Bollinger Bands, oscillators, the Relative Strength Index, stochastics, and moving average convergence-divergence
  • Purchase stocks, bonds, futures, and options when prices are near their bottoms and sell when prices are close to their highs


"If you are a neophyte in the markets, this may be the book for you. It won't turn you into an overnight market wizard. You will, however, acquire an excellent grasp of market terminology and be a step ahead toward trading success and fortune."

Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071749022
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/11/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,009,325
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas A. Meyers, CPA, CFA , CPCU, was senior vice president and chief financial officer of a large insurance company, where he was responsible for the management of billions of dollars of investments. He has written more than 100 articles on investing and technical analysis and coauthored the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Technical Market Indicators.

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Table of Contents

How to Take this Course; Part 1: INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1. The Philosophy of Technical Analysis; Part 2: CONSTRUCTING CHARTS; Chapter 2. Basic Chart Construction; Part 3: PROFITABLE CHART PATTERNS; Chapter 3. Major Reversal Chart Patterns; Chapter 4. Consolidation Formations; Chapter 5. Gaps; Part 4: KEY ANALYTICAL TOOLS; Chapter 6. Trendlines and Channels; Chapter 7. Support and Resistance; Chapter 8. The True Value of Failed Signals; Chapter 9. Relative Strength Analysis; Chapter 10. Volume and Open Interest; Part 5: ADVANCED ANALYSIS; Chapter 11. Using Moving Averages; Chapter 12. Trading Bands and Bollinger Bands; Chapter 13. Confirmation and Divergence; Chapter 14. Oscillators; Chapter 15. Relative Strength Index; Chapter 16. Stochastics; Chapter 17. Moving Average Convergence-Divergence Part 6: PUTTING IT ALL TOGEATHER;Chapter 18. A Structured Approach to Technical Analysis; Chapter 19. A Final Case Study; Part 7: FINAL EXAM; APPENDIX A; APPENDIX B; APPENDIX C; APPENDIX D; INDEX;

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