The Visual Investor: How to Spot Market Trends [NOOK Book]

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"John Murphy is one of a rare breed: an expert technical analyst who can actually write. This combination of skills helped make his Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets a classic. Now John has written the perfect overview aimed specifically at the stock investor who wants to learn technical analysis. . . . The Visual Investor offers a complete course in technical analysis, lucid enough to be accessible to ...
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The Visual Investor: How to Spot Market Trends

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Overview


Praise for THE VISUAL INVESTOR

"John Murphy is one of a rare breed: an expert technical analyst who can actually write. This combination of skills helped make his Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets a classic. Now John has written the perfect overview aimed specifically at the stock investor who wants to learn technical analysis. . . . The Visual Investor offers a complete course in technical analysis, lucid enough to be accessible to the novice, yet thorough enough to range well beyond the basics. . . . [It] is must reading for the stock and mutual fund investor who wants to start incorporating technical analysis as a decision-making tool."

—Jack D. Schwager Author, The New Market Wizards and Technical Analysis

"The challenge of technical analysis is that it can be so technical. Now John Murphy, through The Visual Investor, explains everything for the common investor who wants to use technical analysis but doesn't want an overly complicated presentation."

—Thom Hartle Editor, Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine

"As my research group relies heavily on market analysis for its research product, we get numerous inquiries from professional investors on where to find books on this topic. John Murphy's The Visual Investor is my first recommendation to the novice investor as well as the investment professional. . . . [It] is the simplest and most helpful first look at markets that I have seen."

—John Kozey III, CFA, CMT Equity Research Director, Bridge Trading Company
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470486689
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/23/2009
  • Series: Wiley Trading , #443
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 586,890
  • File size: 11 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

John J. Murphy is a former technical analyst for CNBC and has over forty years of market experience. He is the face of StockCharts.com, which provides financial information to online investors via technical analysis tools. Murphy has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNN's Moneyline, Nightly Business Report, and Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser. In 1992, he was given the first award for outstanding contribution to global technical analysis by the International Federation of Technical Analysts, and was the recipient of the 2002 Market Technicians Association Annual Award. In addition to the First Edition of The Visual Investor, he is also author of Intermarket Technical Analysis and Intermarket Analysis, all of which are published by Wiley. He also authored Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets. Murphy has a bachelor of arts in economics and a master of business administration from Fordham University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 What Is Visual Investing? 5
Ch. 2 The Trend Is Your Friend 15
Ch. 3 Pictures That Tell a Story 41
Ch. 4 Your Best Friend in a Trend 73
Ch. 5 Is It Overbought or Oversold? 95
Ch. 6 How to Have the Best of Both Worlds 119
Ch. 7 Market Linkages 137
Ch. 8 Stock Sectors 159
Ch. 9 Relative Strength and Rotation 177
Ch. 10 Sectors and Industry Groups 195
Ch. 11 Mutual Funds 215
Ch. 12 Global Investing 235
Getting Started 263
Resources 267
Appendix A Market Breadth 273
Appendix B Japanese Candlesticks 281
Glossary 289
Index 299
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