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New Frontiers in Technical Analysis: Effective Tools and Strategies for Trading and Investing

Book Description

An essential guide to the most innovative technical trading tools and strategies available

In today's investment arena, there is a growing demand to diversify investment strategies through numerous styles of contemporary market analysis, as well as a continuous search for increasing alpha. Paul Ciana, Bloomberg L.P.'s top liason to Technical Analysts worldwide, understands these challenges very well and that is why he has created New Frontiers in Technical Analysis.

Paul, along with in-depth contributions from some of the worlds most accomplished market participants developed this reliable guide that contains some of the newest tools and strategies for analyzing today's markets. The methods discussed are based on the existing body of knowledge of technical analysis and have evolved to support, and appeal to technical, fundamental, and quantitative analysts alike.

  • It answers the question "What are other people using?" by quantifying the popularity of the universally accepted studies, and then explains how to use them

  • Includes thought provoking material on seasonality, sector rotation, and market distributions that can bolster portfolio performance

  • Presents ground-breaking tools and data visualizations that paint a vivid picture of the direction of trend by capitalizing on traditional indicators and eliminating many of their faults

  • And much more

Engaging and informative, New Frontiers in Technical Analysis contains innovative insights that will sharpen your investments strategies and the way you view today's market.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. CHAPTER 1: Evidence of the Most Popular Technical Indicators
    1. Defining Technical Analysis
    2. Defining Chart Types
    3. Evidence of Chart Type Popularity
    4. Evidence of Technical Indicator Popularity
    5. Applying the Most Popular Technical Indicators
    6. Conclusion
  9. CHAPTER 2: Everything Is Relative Strength Is Everything
    1. “This Time It's Different”
    2. What Is Comparative Relative Strength?
    3. The JdK RS-Ratio and JdK RS-Momentum
    4. Relative Rotation Graphs
    5. Conclusion
  10. CHAPTER 3: Applying Seasonality and Erlanger Studies
    1. Testing for a Valid Seasonal Cycle
    2. Applying Cycles as a Strategy
    3. Monitoring Seasonal Data
    4. Erlanger Studies: The Art of the Squeeze Play
  11. CHAPTER 4: Kase StatWare™ and Studies: Adding Precision to Trading and Investing
    1. Introduction to KaseSwing
    2. Kase DevStops
    3. Kase Momentum Divergence Algorithm
    4. Kase PeakOscillator and KaseCD
    5. Why Use KasePO and KaseCD?
    6. Kase Permission Stochastic and Screen
    7. Entering Trades and the Kase Easy Entry System
    8. About the Kase Easy Entry System
    9. Trading with Kase StatWare
    10. Kase Bar Chart (Equal TrueRange Bar Chart)
    11. Summary
  12. CHAPTER 5: Rules-Based Trading and Market Analysis Using Simplified Market Profile
    1. Technical Analysis Is Simple in Theory—Difficult in Practice
    2. Rules-Based Trading: Automated Strategy Trading versus Discretionary Trading
    3. Balance versus Imbalance: Distinguishing the Two Phases of Market Activity
    4. There Are Only Three Market Segments: Nontrending, Uptrending, and Downtrending
    5. Four Market Participants—and Then a Fifth ...
    6. Market Profile
    7. Market Movement: The Four Steps of Market Activity
    8. Market Structure
    9. The Relative Speed of the Market's Building-Block Components
    10. Vertical Nondevelopment (“Minus Development”)
    11. Simplifying Market Profile
    12. TAS PRO VAP Map
    13. Rules-Based Trading and Analysis with TAS PRO Navigator
    14. TAS PRO Indicator Application Examples
    15. Conclusion
  13. CHAPTER 6: Advanced Trading Methods
    1. From the CBOT to the Charts
    2. Trading by Gut Feeling
    3. Understanding the Background of an Opportunity
    4. They Say Entry Is Easy, but Not in My Book
    5. Trade When the Odds Are in Your Favor
    6. Don't Fight the Trend
    7. Trade Location Is Key to Long-term Success
    8. Adjusting to Volatility
    9. Anticipating What Needs to Happen
    10. Using Time as Part of Your Risk Management
    11. Learning to Control Your Emotions
    12. The Hardest Part of Any Strategy Is the Exit
    13. Putting It All Together: Two Examples
    14. Picking Up the Right Tools
  14. Recommended Reading
    1. Online Resources
  15. About the Authors
  16. Index