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W.D. Gann?s works helped to pioneer the discipline of technical analysis, and they still offer immense potential value to investors and traders. However, Gann?s original publications are esoteric and can be challenging to read and use. In this book, long-time trader and expert technical analyst Hima Reddy brings these works to life for modern traders and investors. She distills Gann?s tenets into crystal-clear, bite-size explanations, and illuminates them with exceptionally intuitive charts and illustrations. ...
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The Trading Methodologies of W.D. Gann: A Guide to Building Your Technical Analysis Toolbox

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Overview

W.D. Gann’s works helped to pioneer the discipline of technical analysis, and they still offer immense potential value to investors and traders. However, Gann’s original publications are esoteric and can be challenging to read and use. In this book, long-time trader and expert technical analyst Hima Reddy brings these works to life for modern traders and investors. She distills Gann’s tenets into crystal-clear, bite-size explanations, and illuminates them with exceptionally intuitive charts and illustrations. Drawing on extensive personal experience, Reddy explains how Gann’s insights into price, pattern and time can be applied in all types of markets and market conditions. Using this book, any experienced trader can discover the value of Gann’s approach, and start utilizing it in his or her own trades. Then, with Reddy’s discussion as a foundation, traders and investors can delve even more deeply into all of Gann’s works, identifying even greater opportunities for profit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132734394
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 10/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,228,226
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Hima Reddy, CMT, was first introduced to technical analysis, and to the works of W.D. Gann, during her high school years by her father, who has had a passion for trading and the markets since the early 1980s. However, it wasn’t until after she completed an undergraduate Finance degree at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and returned to her home state of New York in 2001, that she immersed herself in the markets. She simultaneously volunteered as a sponsorship coordinator for several Market Technicians Association conferences, traded equity and commodity futures under the tutelage and guidance of her father, and completed the Chartered Market Technician certification. In 2006, she joined Informa Global Markets, an independent financial research firm providing live, 24-hour market analysis. As Senior Technical Analyst, she was responsible for producing timely and accurate short-term technical analysis and trading strategies for fixed income and FX markets. With analysis ranging through multiple timeframes, her team also prepared written updates covering longer-term trends. Hima’s “guru” has always been Gann—the first market analysis book she ever studied in-depth was How to Make Profits in Commodities—and to this day that is her go-to guide to the markets. Since 2011 she has returned to trading independently and continues to write about the financial markets. Her primary methods of technical analysis include pattern recognition and time duration relationships within markets based on Gann’s methodology, momentum assessment through the use of the Relative Strength Index (RSI), Fibonacci relationships, and moving average systems including the use of channels for trade management. Hima now resides with her husband in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xv

Preface xvii


Chapter 1 The Work of W.D. Gann 1
Market Predictions 1
Publications 3
Focus of This Book 5
Trading Rules 6

Chapter 2 Elements of the Market 9
Basic Market Movement 9
Price Is King 10
Patterns Repeat 11
The Construct of Time 20

Chapter 3 Interpreting the Market 27
Gann’s View of Price Movement 27
Projections Based on Existing Price Movement 32

Chapter 4 Trading the Market 39
Exceeding Moves in Time 41
Triple Bottoms/Tops 49
Double Bottoms/Tops 57
Exceeding Moves in Price 63
Buy Old Tops/Sell Old Bottoms 69
Rapid Moves 74
Trading Ranges 80

Chapter 5 Application of Gann’s Principles 85
Gann’s Favorite Numbers 85
Gann’s Principles Applied Outside of Price 95
The Importance of the Closing Price 108

Chapter 6 Trade and Capital Management 119
Risk Assessment 120
Placement of Orders 123
Trade Initiation 126
Management of Trade 127
Trade Exit 135
Review 136

Chapter 7 Bringing It All Together 139
Exploring Gann’s Examples 139
Rigid Rules, Flexible Observation 150

Chapter 8 Beyond Trading Basics 155
Looking to the Left of the Chart 155
Recommended Reading 160
Obtaining Charts 161
Gann’s Writing Style and References 162
A Study “Partner”—an Invaluable Tool 167
The End...of the Beginning 170

Appendix A Gann’s 28 Trading Rules 173
Appendix B Affirmative Versions of Gann’s 28 Rules 177
Appendix C Gann’s Buying and Selling Points 181
Appendix D Gann’s Soybean Chart 185
Appendix E Google, Inc. (GOOG) Highs and Lows by Calendar Month 187


Index 189

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2014

    Ok

    There's descriptive, and there's /too/ descriptive.

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    Posted December 8, 2014

    Lin ☼

    *le gasp* You said the as<_>s word!! <br>
    That's my sad sense of humor for you. :3 <br>
    Great job. Now all you need is a fancy author name, and you're all set for continuing awesomeness!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2014

    Lark ~ with character application

    Excellent! I added a bad guy..Here is his bio.<p>Name: DarkenedFury.<br>Gender: &male<br>Age: You pick.<br>Other: sorry not to do a full bio, but he is a badas<_>s....

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    Posted December 7, 2014

    ¿Snake

    It is good so far! My only suggestion is go back and reread it for spelling errors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2014

    Sorrelwing's Destiny: Chapter One

    Thank you all for reviewing my story. I will keep what you said in mind and try to use your characters. Please spread the news and i need more good catsevil cats. Galaxy, could Thunderkit have a crush on Nightkit instead? She plays a big part. Go to res 5 for info. Three good reviews and i will continue
    Though it was the middle if leafbare and the days were cloudy and gloomy, the nursery was buzzing with excitement. Sorrelkit, Nightkit, Stormkit, Berrykit, Thunderkit, a black tom with white paws and brown eyes, Graykit, a tabby gray shecat with blue eyes, Kestrelkit, a tabby brown tom with green eyes, Ashkit, a dark gray tom with amber eyes, and Dawnkit, a dark ginger shecat with blue eyes were all 6 moons old."I can't beleive we are going to be apprenticed today!!!!!" Exclaimed Sorrelkit. "I hope my mentor is a good one." "I am sure you will be getting a great mentor." Leaftail replied as she gazed at her kits with her amber eyes glowing with pride. Berrykit, a white tom with sky blue eyes who was also getting apprentivef, saud,"I hope I get to be apprenticed to Brckenfur. I really want to be a medicibe cat." I am sure yiu will be." Replied Stirmkit a large gray tom with peircing blue eyes to his brother. "Everycat kniws you want to be a medicine cat. I hope i get apprenticed to Sunheart. He is my idol." "Niw now kits. Dont get ahead of yiurselves." Scolded poppyfrost, a light brown tabby queen with drk green eyes and Stirmkits berrykits and thunderkits mother. "Shadowstar knows whi the best mentor for each of you will be. Now make yourselves look presentable." Each kit quickky went to work in smoothing their fur. Then they heard the familiar yowl of Shadowstar. "Let all cats who are old enough to catch their own pray gather around the High Tree." Many cats began to move to the base of the High Tree. The excited kits tumbled over each in their haste to get out of the nursery. The wiry black leader gazed at her clan proudly with her purple eyes. "This is an exciting day for Stormclan." She announced. "Nine kits are ready to be apprenticed." The kits sat up straight. "Sorrelkit, do you promise to uphold the warrior code and protect the clan with your life?" "Yes" The kit said. "Then you shall now be known as Sorrelpaw. Dappledpelt," She said to a tortishell shecat with a white belly and green eyes. "You have learned much about hunting and fighting from your former mentor. You shall mentor Sorrelpaw. Please pass along all your knowledge and wisdom to her.' The newly named apprentice eagerly touched noses with her mentor. Thunderkit became Thunderpaw and was apprenticed to Oakclaw, Graykit became Grayoaw and was apprenticed to Merrygaze, a light brown tom with a white tail tip and green eyes, and Ashkit became Ashpaw and was apprenticed to Darkfire, a black tom with amber eyes. Dawnkit became Dawnpaw and was apprenticed to Yewfeather, a pretty cream colored shecat with brown tabby patches and gorgeus blue eyes, Kestrelkit became Kestrelpaw and was apprenticed to a tabby ginger shecat with brown eyes called Vixenshade, Nightkit became Nightpaw and was apprenticed to Tigerdawn, a brown shecat with black stripes and vivid yello eyes, and Stormkit became Stormpaw and was apprenticed to the deputy, Sunheart, a large golden tom with green eyes. And last but not least, Berrykit became Berrypaw and was apprenticed to Brackenrain. "Sorrelpaw, Nightpaw, Graypaw, Kestrelpaw, Thunderpaw, Stormpaw, Berrypaw, Ashpaw, Dawnpaw!!!" The clan cheered.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2014

    New character!

    #fabulous! Also a character discription:
    Name- Deathflame | Gender- female | Apperance- red brown shecat with black dimond on chest and white tipped ears | Personality- cruel, unkind, tratorous | Rank- deputy or warrior | Clan- not the clan their in, shes a bad guy | Mate- none | Kits- none | Crush- you can choose | Other- nothing else

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    Posted December 6, 2014

    Scarlet☼

    Great job! Plz plz plz continue! I lurv it! And tank u for using my characters! &hearts

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    Posted February 5, 2013

    Mia

    Giggles and says" mama thats fun!"

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