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Applying Elliott Wave Theory Profitably Hardcover – July 18, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0471420071 ISBN-10: 0471420077 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 18, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471420077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471420071
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #494,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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During the late 1920s, Ralph Nelson Elliott theorized that stock markets do not behave in a random, chaotic manner, but rather that they move in repetitive cycles, which reflect the actions and emotions of humans caused by exterior influences or mass psychology. Elliott believed that the ebb and flow of mass psychology reveals itself in the same repetitive patterns––illustrated by recognizable "waves." It was at this point that Elliott Wave theory was born.

Since its discovery, numerous books have tried to capture the essence of this revolutionary forecasting method, but they either made Elliott more complicated than it needed to be, or, in an effort to overcome the perceived complexity of analysis using Elliott, oversimplified the process.

In Applying Elliott Wave Theory Profitably, author and Elliott Wave expert Steven Poser makes sense of this proven trading strategy and gives you the most well-rounded and straightforward lesson on how to make money using Elliott Wave theory. Drawing from his many years of Elliott Wave experience, Poser:

  • Reviews how and why technical analysis works, and shows you where the Elliott Wave theory fits into that picture
  • Reveals each of the basic and advanced patterns that the market might trace out and discusses the market conditions that typically produce these patterns
  • Outlines how to build an efficient trading plan
  • Illustrates how to continuously update your plan in real time as the market provides you with further information by way of a constant stream of prices, volume, and news
  • Examines how to review the market from multiple time frames, so you know what degree of price retracements to expect, as well as what your risks and rewards may be

Filled with in-depth insights, expert advice, and a set of sample trading plans, this book will take you step by step through the process of understanding how and why Elliott Wave theory works––as well as show you when and where you are most likely to profitably apply Elliott Wave to improve your trading. You don’t need to trade every day to gain substantial profits, but when it is time to trade, using Elliott Wave theory can make all the difference.

From the Back Cover

"I have always found Elliott Wave difficult to understand and more difficult to apply, but finally Steve Poser has written a book that makes sense and is born from real experience. This is not Elliott made easy but Elliott that makes sense. Hats off to Poser for creating the book the marketplace has needed for so long."
–Bruce M. Kamich, CMT
Adjunct Professor of Finance at Baruch College and Rutgers University
Past President of the Market Technicians Association

"Steve Poser is one of the few people I’ve met who can integrate Elliott Wave analysis into a normal conversation on the markets and make sense."
–Michael Kahn
Editor, Quick Takes Pro technical newsletter
Technical Analysis Columnist, Barron’s Online

Numerous books have tried to capture the essence of Elliott Wave theory, but they either made Elliott more complicated than it needed to be, or, in an effort to overcome the perceived complexity of analysis using Elliott, oversimplified the process.

In Applying Elliott Wave Theory Profitably, author and Elliott Wave expert Steven Poser takes a fresh approach to this proven trading strategy, giving you the most well-rounded and straightforward lesson on how to make money using Elliott Wave theory. Drawing from his many years of Elliott Wave experience, Poser:

  • Explores how and why technical analysis works, and shows you where Elliott Wave theory fits into that picture
  • Reveals each of the basic and advanced patterns that the market might trace out and discusses the market conditions that typically produce these patterns
  • Outlines how to build an efficient trading plan
  • Illustrates how to continuously update your plan in real time as the market provides you with further information by way of a constant stream of prices, volume, and news
  • Examines how to review the market from multiple time frames, so you know what degree of price retracements to expect, as well as what your risks and rewards may be

Written in a clear, easy-to-understand manner, Applying Elliott Wave Theory Profitably is a thorough and essential resource for any trader looking to better understand a proven trading strategy and boost their bottom line.


More About the Author

Steven Poser is a renowned Elliott Wave expert. Mr. Poser, in addition to writing "Applying Elliott Wave Theory Profitably", authored a chapter on Elliott Wave in "New Thinking in Technical Analysis". He was a top finisher in the Bridge (Knight Ridder) News trading game and was a top ranked technical analyst covering fixed income, foreign exchange, equity and commodity markets during his time at Deutsche Bank. He famously called the bottom in the Japanese stock market to the day (and was quoted in Barrons Online that day). He also forecast the the 2000 peak in the S&P 500 within 2-3 points in "New Thinking in Technical Analysis".

Mr. Poser still teaches technical analysis, while working as Managing Director, Strategic Analysis at the New York Stock Exchange.

Customer Reviews

I recommend reading the book in small bites.
Donald Mitchell
I highly recommend this book to anyone taking the CMT exam, especially those who don't use Elliott Wave in their trading and/or analysis.
David Keller
First, we know that most books on trading are padded with lots of filler and stuff that isn't really relevant to the main topic.
A. Fabrizio

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By David Keller on July 17, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I recently completed the CMT (Chartered Market Technician) exam process- this is a professional exam for technical analysis, consists of three levels. The third level has a substantial section on Elliott Wave. I have read other books on Elliott, but this book was in my opinion the best written. Mr. Poser made a difficult subject much easier to digest. The real strength here is in discussing what NOT to do when using Elliott Wave- by keeping these tips in mind you will find you can readily apply the techniques to charts from various financial markets.

I highly recommend this book to anyone taking the CMT exam, especially those who don't use Elliott Wave in their trading and/or analysis.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 25, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Poser has put together a very good book. He shows you how to use Elliott Wave without turning it into some sort of mystical religion. He does not say that there are times that you cannot trade with Elliott, but he does tell you what to look for when the patterns start to get sloppy. He also shows you how to do your research (and turn it into a trading or investing strategy) and very importantly shows the link between market psychology and the wave patterns. The book also explains how to use Elliott along with technical indicators and classic chart patterns.
No book is perfect, and although Poser does give you detailed trading plans, and also presents some trading tips, I wish he would have made the tips a more consistent feature throughout the book. His clear writing style and clear depth of knowledge makes this an excellent choice for somebody who want to learn how to use Elliott Wave and why it actually works.
In the end, the book is aimed at showing you how to use Elliott to trade, which is why this book is a buy for anybody interested in learning how to use the Elliott Wave Principle in their trading.
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 10, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Having read and reviewed a number of books on Elliott Wave theory, I found this one to be much more helpful to me than any of the others.
I strongly agree with the author that Elliott Waves make more sense when considered in the context of other fundamental and technical information, the business environment, and key social circumstances. I found the way he described how to combine these data to be the most valuable part of the book.
The issue of Elliott Waves or any other technical tool is that it is ambiguous what is going on at any point in time. Even after the fact, many technicians will disagree about what the charts show. So how do you decide what trade to make? This book contains many excellent detailed examples that will help you understand, and gives you a format to follow for the future. The essence is to find potential trades with much more likelihood of gain than loss . . . and a gain potential that is much larger than the loss potential as well. How do to that is well described here for stock indices, stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities.
What if you just want to better understand Elliott Waves? The book is superb in that dimension, as well. I found that I improved my understanding of how to apply Elliott Waves to stocks by looking at how they work in commodities more than I would ever have simply by looking at lots of stocks.
Mr. Poser is a clear writer. The material is dense though. You are taken through detailed analyses of many charts. These discussions take time to think through, but are rewarding. I recommend reading the book in small bites. I reviewed about 5 pages a day, and found it worked well at that pace.
I especially enjoyed the last chapter where Mr. Poser took a look at what may lie ahead for the stock market.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Rob Ryley on December 15, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Most of the literature on technical analysis focuses on easily compuerized techniques, such as moving averages, momentum divergences, volume/price comparisons, etc.
The authors of these books advocate a mechanical approach to technical analysis, and stress the benefits of objective rules to reduce emotional errors. These techniques have become quite sophisticated, from examining the effect of various money management algorithms, to using out of sample data to test the ability of the system to trade in different conditions.
I do not dispute that these techniques have substantial value for some traders. Yet, for all of this sophistication, I think most of this research is of limitted utility, for the simple reason that past performance has NO RELATION to future results. If a clearly definable system is discovered by a significant number of people, the markets inevitably change to render that system useless.
Then, once the system is deemed useless by the majority, it's likely they will turn profitable again.
Even system traders need to understand market psychology and logic in order to develop robust systems. This book will help them do it.
Mechanical systems neglect the underlying psychology of market participants. In an environment where the only constant is change, a successful trader needs an underlying philosophy to guide him on what is likely to lead to profits NOW, as opposed to what has happened before. This is where Mr. Poser's book comes in.
Poser teaches you that technical analysis is about understanding CURRENT market psychology. He does this through the framework of Elliott Wave theory.
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