Technical Analysis

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John Wiley & Sons, 1996 - 775 pages
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The definitive guide to technical analysis . . . written from a trader's perspective

With the keen insight and perspective that have made him a market legend, Jack D. Schwager explores, explains, and examines the application of technical analysis in futures trading. In the most in-depth, comprehensive book available, the bestselling investment writer demonstrates why he is one of today's foremost authorities. Here is the one volume no trader should be without.

"Jack Schwager has accomplished the rarest of feats in this book. He has presented material in a way that both the professional and layman can profit from. It is a must read for traders on all levels." - Stanley Druckenmillern Managing Director, Soros Fund Management

"Jack Schwager's Technical Analysis is exactly what one should expect from this expert on futures. The book is comprehensive, thoroughly insightful, and highly educational. I recommend it to the beginner as well as the expert." - Leo Melamed Chairman, Sakura Dellsher, Inc.

"Jack Schwager possesses a remarkable ability to extract the important elements of complex, market-timing approaches, and distill that into something intelligible and useful. Not only is he able to present these ideas cleverly in an easily understood format, but he also demonstrates their application to the markets with clarity and precision." - Thomas R. DeMark Author, The New Science of Technical Analysis

"Jack Schwager's book, A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, was one of the best books I have read on futures trading. We give a copy of it to all our new analysts. Jack's latest work, Technical Analysis, looks like a gold mine of information, adding significantly to the existing investment literature." - Monroe Trout President, Trout Trading Management Co.

Jack Schwager is one of the most important and visible figures in the futures industry today. His Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards are two of the bestselling finance titles of all time. Now, in the latest volume in the Schwager on Futures series, Technical Analysis, Schwager has created the most comprehensive guide ever for using technical analysis for futures trading. What makes Technical Analysis unique, besides its in-depth coverage, is that it is written from a trader's perspective. Schwager doesn't merely cover the subject, he explores what works and doesn't work in the real world of trading.

Contains a comprehensive guide to chart analysis written with a particular focus on trading applications
* Includes a separate 200+ page section illustrating the use of chart analysis in the real world
* Details and illustrates several original trading systems
* Includes a self-contained primer on cyclical analysis
* Describes popular oscillators, the pitfalls in their common use, and guidelines to their successful application in trading
* Explains the concept and use of "continuous futures" and compares 10-year continuous futures charts with conventional nearest futures charts for all major U.S. futures markets
* Contains a section on trading strategy and philosophy, including over 100 trading tips

Hundreds of charts, tables, and examples illustrate key points throughout, while the text is written in the informative, insightful, and nontechnical style that has made Jack Schwager one of the most highly regarded and bestselling investment authors ever. This invaluable book by one of the world's foremost authorities is destined to become the premier industry guide on technical analysis for many years to come.

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User Review  - David Robins - Goodreads

Excellent book on trading (primarily futures-oriented and not much on intraday, but generally applicable), with a nice collection of real world chart analyses (bar, not candle, unfortunately). Read full review

Review: Technical Analysis

User Review  - Goodreads

Excellent book on trading (primarily futures-oriented and not much on intraday, but generally applicable), with a nice collection of real world chart analyses (bar, not candle, unfortunately). Read full review


Forecasting Tool or Folklore?
Types of Charts
Trading Ranges
Support and Resistance
Chart Patterns
Is Chart Analysis Still Valid?
Midtrend Entry and Pyramiding
RealWorld Chart Analysis
Oscillators by Thomas A Bierovic
Cycle Analysis of the Futures Markets
Examples of Original Trading Systems
Selecting the Best Futures Price Series
Testing and Optimizing Trading Systems
Measuring Trading Performance

Choosing StopLoss Points
Setting Objectives and Other Position Exit Criteria
The Most Important Rule in Chart Analysis
An Introduction to Japanese Candlestick Charts
The Planned Trading Approach
EightyTwo Trading Rules and Market Observations
Market Wizardom

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About the author (1996)

JACK D. SCHWAGER is the CEO of Wizard Trading, a Commodity Trading Advisor firm that currently manages over $75 million. He is also the Director of Futures Research for Prudential Securities, Inc. and has 22 years' experience heading up futures research departments.

Mr. Schwager is the author of the highly regarded A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets, published by Wiley, and the bestselling Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards. His writing has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times and Forbes. Much in demand as a speaker, he has lectured on a range of analytical topics, with a particular focus on great traders, technical analysis, and trading system development and evaluation.

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