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Breakthroughs in Technical Analysis: New Thinking From the World's Top Minds

Book Description

Technical analysts build trading strategies based on trends and patterns in the markets' movements. Their task requires mastery of the world's markets and an understanding of the latest techniques.

Breakthroughs in Technical Analysis reveals the new trading methods used by the world's top technicians. Building on the success of New Thinking in Technical Analysis (Bloomberg Press, 2000), this book, edited by Bloomberg L.P.'s own expert on technical analysis, David Keller, brings together market masters from the around the world.

Some of their techniques have never left their country's borders before and are not widely known or used in other parts of the world.

Showing what the best and the brightest are currently using to deliver extraordinary results, this book will be eagerly sought out by all market technicians.

Table of Contents

  1. Praise
  2. Also available from BLOOMBERG PRESS
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. About the Contributors
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Introduction
  8. CHAPTER 1 - Drummond Geometry: Picking Yearly Highs and Lows in Interbank Forex Trading
    1. Drummond Geometry
    2. Applying Drummond Geometry to a Long-Term Forex Trade
  9. CHAPTER 2 - Trend Spotting With TD Combo
    1. Opposing the Marketplace
    2. Aggressive Settings for TD Combo and TD Sequential
    3. What to Do Next
  10. CHAPTER 3 - Charting With Candles and Clouds
    1. Candle Basics
    2. Working With the Elements
  11. CHAPTER 4 - Reading Candlestick Charts
    1. What Are Candlesticks?
    2. How to Read Candlesticks
    3. Reversal Patterns
    4. Indecision Patterns
    5. Special Patterns Worth Noting
    6. Sakata’s Five Tactics
  12. CHAPTER 5 - Price and Time
    1. Fibonacci Price Targets
    2. Price Projection Using Geometric Proportion
    3. Using RSI to Define Trend
    4. Using the Composite Index to Detect RSI Divergence Failures
    5. Detrending
    6. W.D. Gann
    7. Time Analysis
    8. Retrograde Motion
    9. Gann Angles
  13. CHAPTER 6 - Unlocking Gann
    1. Choosing Your Path
    2. Following Gann’s Lead
    3. Forecasting
    4. War and Market Cycles
  14. CHAPTER 7 - Options-Based Technical Indicators for Stock Trading
    1. Why Options?
  15. CHAPTER 8 - Point and Figure Analysis: Modern Developments in an Old Technique
    1. Point and Figure Charts: One Hundred Years of Change
    2. Time Horizons
    3. Internal 45° Trend Lines
    4. Using Point and Figure Price Targets Effectively
    5. Risk-Reward Ratios From a Point and Figure Chart
    6. Log Scaling
    7. Point and Figure Charts of Indicators
    8. Moving Averages, Parabolic SAR, and Bollinger Bands
    9. Indicators of Point and Figure Charts
    10. Market Breadth Indicators
    11. Flipping Point and Figure Charts
  16. CHAPTER 9 - Deconstructing the Market: The Application of Market Profile to ...
    1. Market Profile and the Bell Curve
    2. The Four Stages of Sticker Shock
    3. Application to Spreads
    4. Finding a Larger Context
  17. CHAPTER 10 - The Ten Commandments
    1. Analytics
    2. Trading Rules
  18. Index
  19. About Bloomberg
  20. About the Editor