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Profiting from Market Trends: Simple Tools and Techniques for Mastering Trend Analysis

Book Description

An accessible guide to identifying and profiting from financial market trends

Profiting from long-term trends is the most common path to success for traders. The challenge is recognizing the emergence of a trend and determining where to enter and exit the market. No body is more familiar with this situation than author Tina Logan. Now, in Profiting from Market Trends, she shares here extensive insights in this area with you.

Divided into four comprehensive parts trend development, change in trend direction, reading the market, and profiting from technical analysis this reliable resource skillfully describes how to identify the emergence of a new trend; quantify the strength of the trend; identify signals that confirm the trend or warn that the trend may be ending; and place trades to profit from trends. Written in an easy to understand and engaging style, Profiting from Market Trends effectively addresses how to apply the information provided to make money in today's dynamic markets.

  • Examines essential tools for making the most of trend analysis

  • Offers insights on how to execute the techniques discussed in real-world situations

  • Written by a well-respected trader and trainer of traders

Understanding and identifying trends is one of the most important factors in successful trading. This book will show you how to achieve this elusive goal.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Series Page
  4. Title Page
  5. Copyright Page
  6. Preface
    1. What Makes This Book So Valuable?
    2. Format of This Instruction
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Part I: Trend Development
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction to Trend Analysis
      1. What Is a Market Trend?
      2. It's All About the Trend
      3. Profiting from Market Trends
      4. Let's Build a Clock
    2. Chapter 2: Trend Direction
      1. Price Peaks and Bottoms
      2. Trendlines
      3. Moving Averages
      4. Determining Trend Direction
      5. Building upon the Basics
    3. Chapter 3: Trend Duration
      1. Long-Term Trend
      2. Intermediate-Term Trend
      3. Short-Term Trend
      4. Longer Trends Are Dominant
      5. Trends within a Trading Range
      6. Rapid Price Moves
      7. Starting and Ending Points of Trends
      8. Drawing Trendlines
      9. Trends within Trends
    4. Chapter 4: Trend Interruptions
      1. Minor Trend Interruptions
      2. Larger Trend Interruptions
      3. Trend Reversals
      4. Profiting from Trend Interruptions
    5. Chapter 5: Early Trend Reversal Warnings
      1. Climax Move
      2. Divergence
      3. Failure to Break a Prior Peak or Bottom
      4. Change in Trendline Slope
      5. Break of a Tight Trendline
      6. Approaching a Strong Ceiling or Floor
      7. Candlestick Reversal Patterns
      8. Responding to Early Warnings
    6. Chapter 6: Later Trend Reversal Warnings
      1. Break of Support or Resistance
      2. Break of a Strong Trendline
      3. Break of a Strong Moving Average
      4. Change in Direction of Peaks or Bottoms
      5. Multiple Warnings
      6. Why Not Just Let Stops Get Me Out?
      7. Swing Trading Tips
      8. Categorizing and Quick Reference Guides
  9. Part II: Putting Trend Analysis to Work
    1. Chapter 7: The Broad Market
      1. The Business Cycle
      2. Let the Market Be Your Guide
      3. Monitoring the Market
      4. Market Statistics
    2. Chapter 8: Bull Markets
      1. Bull Markets of the Past 50 Years
      2. Early Development of a Bull Market
      3. An Intermediate-Term View of a Reversal
      4. Further Development of the Major Uptrend
      5. The Trends Create Support and Resistance
      6. End of a Bull Market
    3. Chapter 9: Bear Markets
      1. Bear Markets of the Past 50 Years
      2. Early Development of a Bear Market
      3. Further Development of the Major Downtrend
      4. End of a Bear Market
    4. Chapter 10: Monitoring the Market Trends
      1. Monitoring the Intermediate-Term Uptrends
      2. Monitoring a Bull Market Correction
      3. Be Ready to Pounce after the Correction
      4. Monitoring Bull Market Consolidation
      5. Beware of a Break in the Market's Rhythm
      6. Profiting through Working the Trends
    5. Chapter 11: Current Bull Market—Case Study
      1. The Reversal from Bear to Bull Market
      2. The Intermediate-Term Market Trends
      3. Evaluation of the Intermediate-Term Trends
      4. Conclusion
    6. Chapter 12: Conclusion
      1. A Strong Core of Knowledge Leads to Profitable Strategies
      2. My Trading Philosophy
  10. Bibliography
  11. About the Author
  12. Index