A practical guide covering everything the serious trader needs toknow
While a variety of approaches can be used to analyze financialmarket behavior and identify potential trading/investingopportunities, no approach is completely accurate. The challengefor traders is to find a method that they feel comfortable with andare able to implement consistently, through the normal ups anddowns of trading.
The Trading Course provides you with a detaileddescription of the methods used to analyze markets, spot profitabletrading opportunities, and properly execute trades. Page by page,this book references different trading methodologies, but focusesspecifically on applying them when attempting to identify goodtrades.
- Discusses the principles of price behavior, trends, trade setups, trade execution, and intermarket relationships
- Details different trading tools and techniques, includingJapanese Candlesticks, Elliott Wave, Dow Theory, momentumindicators, and much more
If you want to become a successful trader, you have to beprepared. This book will show you what it takes to make it in thisfield and how you can excel without getting overwhelmed.
About the Author
COREY ROSENBLOOM, CMT, founded the trading education site www.afraidtotrade.com, where he offers a variety of services and market analysis. A Chartered Market Technician, he speaks regularly at industry trading conferences. Rosenbloom's work appears on a number of trading Web sites, such as greenfaucet.com, traderkingdom.com, moneyshow.com, dailymarkets.com, wallstreetcheatsheet.com, bestwaytoinvest.com, and others. His strategies have also appeared in Dr. Brett Steenbarger's book The Daily Trading Coach. Rosenbloom earned a master's degree in political science and bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Table of Contents
PART I Foundational Principles.
CHAPTER 1 Supremacy of the Trend.
What is a Trend?
Methods for Defining Trends.
Pinpointing the Trend Reversal in 2009.
CHAPTER 2 Momentum's Leading Edge.
The Science of Momentum.
Momentum in the Stock Market.
Gaps Reveal Momentum.
The Momentum Indicator.
The Rate of Change Indicator.
The 3/10 MACD Oscillator.
Where Momentum Is Strongest.
CHAPTER 3 Price Alternation Principle.
Defining the Principle.
Price Contraction Phase.
Price Expansion Phase.
Viewing the Market as Buyers and Sellers.
Choosing the Right Indicators.
PART II Strategies and Tools.
CHAPTER 4 Candlestick Charting.
Benefits of Using Candlestick Charts.
Construction of Candlestick Charts.
Basic Terms Used to Describe Candlesticks.
Three Trading Scenarios.
A Little Knowledge Goes a Long Way.
CHAPTER 5 Examining Price Patterns.
What Are Price Patterns?
Introduction to the Most Popular Patterns.
Head and Shoulders.
Inverse Head and Shoulders.
Using Price Patterns in the Real World.
CHAPTER 6 Fibonacci Tools.
What is Fibonacci in Trading?
How to Identify Fibonacci Retracement Confluence Zones.
The Multiple Uses of Fibonacci Tools.
CHAPTER 7 Following the Life Cycle of a Price Move.
Three Phases of a Large-scale Price Move.
Visualizing the Stages through Charts.
Ralph Elliott's Wave Theory.
The Three Rules of Elliott Wave.
Elliott Waves Example: Research in Motion.
Final Tips for Applying the Life Cycle in Real Time.
PART III Execution and Trade Set-Ups.
CHAPTER 8 Edge, Expectancy, and Execution.
All about Edge.
Edging Out Your Expectancy.
Trade Execution Tactics.
CHAPTER 9 Four Basic Trade Setups.
Common Components of Every Trade.
How to Classify Trade Set-ups.
Mean Reversion Strategies.
Mean Departure Strategies.
Where Trades Fit in the Life Cycle.
CHAPTER 10 Specific Trade Setups for Today's Markets.
The Cradle Trade.
The Impulse Buy and Impulse Sell Trade.
Using Multiple Timeframes to Enter an Impulse Buy Trade.
About the Author.