Trend Qualification and Trading: Techniques To Identify the Best Trends to Trade [NOOK Book]

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Technical analysis expert L.A. Little shows how to identify and trade big market moves

Significant money can be made in the stock market by following big trends. In Trend Qualification and Trading, market technician L.A. Little explains how to identify and qualify these trends to determine the likelihood that they will continue and produce better trading results.

By combining price, volume, different timeframes, and the relationship between the...

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Trend Qualification and Trading: Techniques To Identify the Best Trends to Trade

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Overview

Technical analysis expert L.A. Little shows how to identify and trade big market moves

Significant money can be made in the stock market by following big trends. In Trend Qualification and Trading, market technician L.A. Little explains how to identify and qualify these trends to determine the likelihood that they will continue and produce better trading results.

By combining price, volume, different timeframes, and the relationship between the general market, sectors, and individual stocks, Little shows how to measure the strength of stock trends. Most importantly, he demonstrates how to determine if a trend has what it takes to develop into a major move with greater profit potential or if it is basically a false signal.

  • Takes a proven technical approach to identifying and profiting from financial market trends
  • Shows how to best time entries, when to take profits, and when to exit trades
  • Introduces Little's proprietary concept, The Trading Cube, which visually combines time and trend for a given trading instrument

Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this guide will help you make more of your time in today's markets by providing an in-depth explanation of how to identify and qualify trends.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118056592
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/23/2011
  • Series: Wiley Trading , #497
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

L.A. Little is what Jim Cramer called a "technician extraordinaire" on his Mad Money television show. Little is a professional trader, money manager, and senior contributor to RealMoney.com and TheStreet.com. His columns on those sites generally receive 50,000 to 75,000 views. Little also provides daily market analysis and the tools to implement the trading strategies covered in this book on his web site TAToday.com. He has contributed articles to well-known technical trading publications such as Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities and Traders World. With a trading philosophy centered on capital protection first and the accumulation of consistent gains over time, Little exposes a simplistic technical approach to trading the markets that is a throwback to the days of past.
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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I Trend Theory.

Chapter 1 Redefining Trend.

Chapter 2 Classical Trend Model.

Objective of the Model.

Inputs.

Model Definition.

Rules for the Model.

Applying the Model.

Summary.

Chapter 3 Neoclassical Trend Model.

Objective of the Model.

Inputs.

Model Definition.

Rules for the Model.

Summary.

Chapter 4 Determining Trends.

Fundamentals for the Long Term.

Swing Point Logic.

Identifying and Labeling Trends.

Summary.

Chapter 5 Qualifying Trends.

Using Swing Point Tests.

Trend Continuation and Transitions.

Retest and Regenerate.

Summary.

Part II Application of Trend Theory.

Chapter 6 Preparing to Trade.

Overview of Trading Strategies.

Risk versus Reward.

Time Frames.

Summary.

Chapter 7 Entering and Exiting Trades.

Support and Resistance.

Price Zones, Not Lines.

Defining Entry and Exit Points.

A Trading Example: Combining Technical Events.

Summary.

Chapter 8 Reversals and Price Projections.

Price Reversals.

Price Projections.

Summary.

Chapter 9 Time Frames.

Time Frame Analysis.

Time Frame Integration.

Establishing a Trading Bias.

Trade Trend Matrix.

Summary.

Chapter 10 Markets, Sectors, and the Trading Cube.

General Market.

Market Sectors.

The Trading Cube.

Summary.

Chapter 11 Trading Qualified Trends.

Example of a Qualified Trend.

Entering a Trade.

Exploiting the Trend.

Exiting the Trade.

Flipping Trading Positions.

Concluding Thoughts.

Notes.

Glossary of Key Terms.

About the Author.

Index.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    You may have to read this book more than once and come back to it often but chances are, if you're serious about trading, it will take pride of place on your bookshelf.

    No empty promises here but instead a systematic way of aligning price action and volume at key points in time to help you recognize the price trend as well as assign a measure of confidence to it indicative of how likely it is to continue. It then combines this with the use of anchored support and resistance zones to identify when you should look for changes to the trend.

    It is extremely thorough with a detailed and exhaustive list of examples and also does an excellent job on timeframe analysis. In particular, it introduces the trading cube that provides you with a one-stop view of the prevailing trend across multiple timeframes for the stock, its sector and the overall market.

    All in all a great resource. Read it, re-read it and refer to it often.

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