A Handbook of Technical Analysis: The Practitioner's Comprehensive Guide to Technical Analysis

  • 13h 5m
  • Mark Andrew Lim
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2016

A self study exam preparatory guide for financial technical analysis certifications. Written by the course director and owner of tradermasterclass.com, a leading source of live and online courses in trading, technical analysis, and money management, A Handbook of Technical Analysis: The Practitioner's Comprehensive Guide to Technical Analysis is the first financial technical analysis examination preparatory book in the market. It is appropriate for students taking IFTA CFTe Level I and II (US), STA Diploma (UK), Dip TA (Aus), and MTA CMT Level I, II, and III exams in financial technical analysis, as well as for students in undergraduate, graduate, or MBA courses. The book is also an excellent resource for serious traders and technical analysts, and includes a chapter dedicated to advanced money management techniques. This chapter helps complete a student's education and also provides indispensable knowledge for FOREX, bond, stock, futures, CFD, and option traders.

  • Learn the definitions, concepts, application, integration, and execution of technical-based trading tools and approaches
  • Integrate innovative techniques for pinpointing and handling market reversals
  • Understand trading mechanisms and advanced money management techniques
  • Examine the weaknesses of popular technical approaches and find more effective solutions

The book allows readers to test their current knowledge and then check their learning with end-of-chapter test questions that span essays, multiple choice, and chart-based annotation exercises. This handbook is an essential resource for students, instructors, and practitioners in the field. Alongside the handbook, the author will also publish two full exam preparatory workbooks and a bonus online Q&A Test bank built around the most popular professional examinations in financial technical analysis.

About the Author

MARK ANDREW LIM graduated from King's College London in Special Physics. He was awarded the Bronwen Wood Memorial Prize in financial technical analysis by the Society of Technical Analysis (UK) in 2007 and holds IFTA's CFTe designation. Mark is the author of The Profitable Art and Science of Vibratrading and also a contributing author of The Wiley Trading Guide Volume II. He conducts a range of technical analysis and trading Masterclasses via online webinars and onsite seminars, covering intermediate to advanced profit extraction methodologies for directional and non-directional trading. He can be reached at www.tradermasterclass.com.

In this Book

  • Introduction to the Art and Science of Technical Analysis
  • Introduction to Dow Theory
  • Mechanics and Dynamics of Charting
  • Market Phase Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Volume and Open Interest
  • Bar Chart Analysis
  • Window Oscillators and Overlay Indicators
  • Divergence Analysis
  • Fibonacci Number and Ratio Analysis
  • Moving Averages
  • Envelopes and Methods of Price Containment
  • Chart Pattern Analysis
  • Japanese Candlestick Analysis
  • Point-and-Figure Charting
  • Ichimoku Charting and Analysis
  • Market Profile
  • Basic Elliott Wave Analysis
  • Basics of Gann Analysis
  • Cycle Analysis
  • Volatility Analysis
  • Market Breadth
  • Sentiment Indicators and Contrary Opinion
  • Relative Strength Analysis
  • Investor Psychology
  • Trader Risk Profiling and Position Analysis
  • Integrated Technical Analysis
  • Money Management
  • Technical Trading Systems


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