George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis: Trading Systems of a Market Master (Paperback)

George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis: Trading Systems of a Market Master (Paperback)

by Ed Carlson

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Eight months in advance, one eccentric genius predicted the start of history's greatest bull market–accurate to within 17 days and 7 Dow Jones points. Then, days before his death, he called its end–precisely. Louis Rukeyser called him "uncannily accurate." The Stock Traders Almanac called his work "the finest long-term forecast we have ever seen."


Honored by his peers, admired for his profound knowledge of history and markets, George Lindsay is now nearly forgotten. Much of his most significant research has been relegated to yellowing, typed newsletters. Until now.


In George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis, Ed Carlson demonstrates the immense power of Lindsay's methods in today's markets. Using visual models, Carlson explains Lindsay's models clearly, simply, and intuitively. Using this book, investors and traders can apply these techniques without strong mathematical expertise, and without deciphering Lindsay's dense writing style. Carlson walks through using Lindsay's "Three Peaks and a Domed House" model to uncover surprising patterns in "haphazard" short-lived movements… using Lindsay's "Timing Method for Traders" to identify tradeable market tops and get out of bull markets in time… predicting "decisive, often violent" market movements, and more. This book is an indispensable addition to any technical analysis library–and every technician's trading arsenal.


Awarded "Best Investment Book of the Year" - Stock Traders Almanac 2012

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132699075
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 07/22/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 99998
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Ed Carlson, CMT, is an independent trader and consultant based in Seattle, Washington. He hosts the MTA Podcast Series: Conversations and manages the website Seattle Technical Ed spent 20 years as a stockbroker; he is a chartered market technician and holds an M.B.A. from Wichita State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1

Part I: Biography and “The Other History”

Chapter 1: Biography      7

Chapter 2: The Other History     23

Part II: Three Peaks and a Domed House

Chapter 3: The Phenomenon     39

Chapter 4: Three Peaks     49

Chapter 5: A Domed House     59

Chapter 6: The Tri-Day Method     79

Part III: The Lindsay Timing Model

Chapter 7: Overview of the Lindsay Timing Model     93

Chapter 8: Key Dates     103

Chapter 9: The Low-Low-High Count     119

Chapter 10: Combining the Counts     129

Part IV: The Counts

Chapter 11: Long-Term Cycles and Intervals     143

Chapter 12: Basic Movements     161

Chapter 13: Counts from the Middle Section     189

Chapter 14: Case Study: The 1960s     203

Glossary     227

Index     235

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George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RBHord More than 1 year ago
Ed Carlson has taken an obscure "market guru" from the '60's and '70's and researched the methodology of George Lindsay. By tracing his background doing design in the advertising industry, working on the Chicago Board of Trade, and then as an engineer with McDonnell Douglas during WWII, you develop an appreciation for the eclectic background which made Lindsay unique. Lindsay's notoriety peaked in the 1980's, when he predicted the bottom of the bear market in 1982 eight months beforehand. Before his death in August, 1987, he called a market top, which was followed by one of the biggest crashes in Wall Street history the following October. Carlson's research into the "how" of Lindsay's work was gathered from newsletters and correspondence. Lindsay focused on intervals of time. The pattern he labelled "Three Peaks and a Domed House" was the focus of his work, since he observed that this pattern could be found at 60% of bull market tops and at the peaks of rallies in bear markets. The book is a reference manual for technical analysis, with calculations and counts for 'floors, walls, roofs, separating declines', etc. Casual readers without a desire for detailed explanation and multiple interpretations of market chart patterns may get bogged down in much of the book. However, serious market technicians will find a trove of information, including historical dates and patterns, giving insight into why George Lindsay became one of the most accurate market forecasters of his day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jerry Favors was the acknowledged expert on George Lindsay's work. He understood Lindsay's "dense" writing style (by way of personal notes and documents) and made the 3 Peaks and Domed House indicator understandable to those who invested time learning about it. Hope your book does justice to Lindsay and his outstanding work.