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Better than Steve Nison's book
on September 14, 2008
I had already read this book and Steve Nison's Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques.
If you want to buy a book about candlestick both books have the same content about all the candlestick patterns and the descrition about them.
Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques:
- has chapters about the relationship of candlestick with Volume, Support and Resistence, trendlines, Indicators (MACD,IFR,etc). This is VERY GOOD. Realy good.
- It has many examples discussed too. More than this book.
This book has:
- a chapter about Trading with Candlesticks that has content about trendlines, supports, etc.
- a lot of statistics of the patterns.
One great difference is that this book is easier to use. It has a standardized format for all the patterns with Commentary, Rules, Psychology Behind the Pattern, Flexibility, Pattern Breakdown, Related Patterns, Examples. This is VERY GOOD. It's only search the pattern and read what you want to know. It has a table with a resume about the pattern too.
Steve Nison's book isn't objective and it is not hands-on. You are reading an example, but... where is the picture?? You have to turn the pages searching the picture and them back to the curretly page to keep going. To do that for more than 300 pages is very, VERY BAD. Really. Trust me. You need to have a lot of patience.
Well, if you read one of these books, don't worry: you will know all about candlesticks. But this book is easier to use and to consult.
And it is cheaper than Steve Nison's book.