From the Inside Flap
Intermarket analysis, as the name implies, is the analysis of two or more related asset classes or financial markets to determine the strengths or weaknesses of the financial markets or asset classes being considered. Instead of looking at financial markets or asset classes on an individual basis, it looks at several strongly correlated markets or asset classesmost often, stocks, bonds, commodities, and currencies. Although once viewed with skepticism, intermarket analysis has now become an accepted part of technical market analysis. Trading with Intermarket Analysis will show you that it has also become an increasingly indispensable part of it.
Drawing on his vast experience as both an educator and an expert trader, John Murphy explains what he calls the "new normal" in intermarket relationships that exists as we enter the second decade of the new century. Through a combination of sound economic principles and striking color graphic illustrations, he reveals what those "new normal" relationships are and how you can take advantage of them. In addition, Murphy shows how intermarket analysis plays an important role in asset allocation and sector rotation strategies, both of which are tied to the business cycle, and details how exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have greatly facilitated the application of intermarket strategies.
From the Back Cover
PRAISE FOR TRADING WITH INTERMARKET ANALYSIS
"John Murphy makes it absolutely clear that all markets are interrelated. It would be silly to trade stocks without keeping an eye on interest rates, currencies, and gold. In this valuable new book, the master of technical analysis teaches all of us how to monitor and profit from intermarket relationships."—Dr. ALEXANDER ELDER, author of Trading for a Living, www.elder.com
"Murphy's basic premise is that a trader's analysis needs to extend beyond the market itself to also encompass interrelationships with other markets—a broader perspective that is essential not only in understanding the big picture but also in providing valuable early warning signs through lead-lag relationships. The best part of Trading with Intermarket Analysis is that these critical market interactions are vividly illustrated with more than 150 color charts, providing valuable food for thought not only for chartists but also fundamentalists, as an understanding of intermarket connections is essential for all traders. One lesson I have learned from interviewing market wizards is that intermarket price action provides essential trading clues. In this context, Murphy's book offers traders a valuable resource and idea repository."—JACK SCHWAGER, author of Market Wizards and the Schwager on Futures book series
"In today's lightning-fast, interconnected global markets, savvy traders capitalize and profit on intermarket movements. Murphy's new book shows traders how to read the charts and understand intermarket dynamics in an easy-to-understand visual fashion. Learn how to utilize ETFs to trade and profit off these key market drivers. Long a friend to the TraderPlanet.com community, Murphy once again shines with his latest must-read book for all traders."—LANE J. MENDELSOHN, founder, TraderPlanet.com