A Short Course in Technical Trading

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 25, 2003 - Business & Economics - 326 pages
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Learn to trade using technical analysis, market indicators, simple portfolio analysis, generally successful trading techniques, and common sense with this straightforward, accessible book. Essentially a course in making money, A Short Course in Technical Trading teaches proven long- and short-term trading techniques (with an emphasis on short-term), covering basic indicators and how you can best use them to your advantage.

The book includes a trading game so you can trade along with the lessons, posing likely problems that you'll encounter once trading begins. As trading becomes more complicated, so do the problems..

You'll get a running start as a trader with usage tips on the most popular trading tools. A Short Course in Technical Trading is unlike any other book on the market and is available at a convenient low price.

 

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Contents

Timing Is Everything
1
Charting the Trend
18
Breakout Trends
36
Calculating the Trend
51
The Trading Game
78
Channels and Bands
91
EventDriven Trends
107
Controlling the Risk of a Trade
118
Top and Bottom Formations
153
Retracements Reversals Fibonacci Numbers and Gann
167
Volume Breadth and Open Interest
180
Momentum and MACD
199
OverboughtOversold Indicators and Double Smoothing
213
Managing Your Entry and Exit
235
Volatility and Portfolio Management
243
Dow Theory
262

OneDay Chart Patterns and Reversals
130
Continuation Patterns
145

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PERRY J. KAUFMAN is a leading expert in trading systems and the developer of successful investment programs for over thirty years. He is actively involved in the practical analysis needed to support international investment management. Kaufman is the author of Trading Systems and Methods, 3rd Edition (Wiley) as well as eight other books. He has published numerous articles in Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, Futures Industry, and Futures magazine. This book is the result of a graduate course taught at Baruch College in the Spring of 2002. Mr. Kaufman can be reached at pjk@perrykaufman.com.

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