All About Technical Analysis The Easy Way to Get Started

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  • Copyright: 2002-12-30
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ALL ABOUT . . . SERIESAll About TECHNICAL ANALYSISWary of trusting their trading fortunes to chance, investors are increasingly turning to the proven tools of technical analysis to help them make better trading and investing decisions.All About Technical Analysisexplains what technical analysis is, why so many savvy investors rely on it to help forecast market movements, and how to successfully blend it into an overall investing program.

Author Biography

Constance Brown, C.M.T. (Chartered Market Technician), is president of Aerodynamic Investments, Inc., and a fund manager who has traded global markets for fifteen years. She wrote Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional, which was selected by the Market Technicians Association to prepare candidates for the professional certification exam.

Table of Contents

What Is Technical Analysis, and Who Can Benefit?
Could Charts Have Called the Enron Collapse?p. 2
What Is Technical Analysis and Who Uses It?p. 16
Can Mutual Fund Investors Use Technical Analysis?p. 27
How to Create Charts
How to Get the Data into Your Computerp. 38
Weekly, Monthly, and Intraday Time Intervals: How to Display the Datap. 44
How Asian Traders Prefer to Display Datap. 53
Why the U.S. Dollar Dictates the Longevity of an American Equity Bull Marketp. 60
Help! Short- and Long-Term Interest Rates Are Really Confusingp. 66
Why a North American Needs International Market Datap. 78
Wait a Minute! Isn't That Real Estate Data?p. 84
How to Read the Data to Make a Decision
A Big-Picture Summary of the Different Approaches within Technical Analysisp. 90
Directional Patterns and Signals within the Datap. 94
Why Are There Holes in My Data?p. 110
Understanding Trends and Basic Market Geometryp. 120
Using Market Geometry for Price Projectionsp. 135
Ways to Detect Market Extremes Using Price, Breadth, and Sentimentp. 152
The Hottest Stock since Green Ketchup! How to "Listen" to the Media with a Technical Mindsetp. 182
How to Handle Specific Problems
Price Targets for Stocks Just Listed and Other Challengesp. 190
Lessons from Global Market Shock Waves
Lessons from Global Market Shock Wavesp. 216
Why Does Technical Analysis Work?
What Do Seashells, Hurricanes, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average All Have in Common?p. 254
A Universal Higher Order and How All Things Are Indeed Connectedp. 266
Market Cycles and Long-Term Cycles of Importance
Market Cycles and Long-Term Cycles of Importancep. 279
Putting it All Together with Risk Exposure in Mind
A Broker Has Just Recommended that You Buy a Stock. What Do You Do Next?p. 290
The 27 Million Dollar Lunchp. 297
The Growth of Technical Analysis in Universities and Collegesp. 301
Indexp. 304
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