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Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques: A Contemporary Guide to the Ancient Investment Techniques of the Far East Paperback – 1997

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: New York Institute of Finance (1997)
  • ISBN-10: 957845712X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9578457126
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,083,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I have a few books on candlesticks. I bought others which were cheaper, even though many reviews pointed towards Nisons' work. Note that in Australia, we are talking about $35 (other books) compared to $150 (Nison's book) ... so anyway, after buying many others, and looking all over the 'net for info. on Candlesticks, I ran into Nisons' book in a shop, looked through it and had to have it.
It has a LOT LOT LOT more depth than the others. There is more to candlesticks (or any price movement analysis) than just a bunch of patterns, names, formations ... the other books are far far too brief. I cannot emphasise this enough.
Look at all the other reviews for this book, many many good words said.
It is very readable, very clear, the examples are excellent, but most valuable are the insights for all the patterns ... that other books simply do not have.
Sure, it costs a bit more than the other candlestick books, but hey, how much money are you trading? Does an extra 30 or 50 bucks make that much difference for the extra insight you will gain?
This is not just the best ~Candlestick~ book, but it is a very very good TA book as well. Candlesticks are, after all, just a way of plotting price movements.
Note that, in searching the web for info. on TA and investing, this book came up time and time again as ~highly~ recommended. Now I pass that recommendation on.
Note also Nison has another book, "Beyond Candlesticks", and while I think that this is also a good book, get this one first and learn it all, the second book concentrates more on a few "Advanced" techniques, I don't know if they are so much advanced as they are just a few more techniques + brushing over what is in the first book.
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If you have heard of candlesticks but know nothing about them, look no further, this is THE book for you. In beautiful form and style, Steve Nison brings you into the world of Japanese candlestick charts and patterns. First giving you a fascinating history of the birth of the futures markets in Japan. Armed with that knowledge, Mr. Nison delves into the "psychology" behind the patterns that develope in the chart. He provides a thorough explaination of each pattern, down to it's historic name, and what to anticipate when the pattern unfolds. There is also a large part of the book devoted to using candlestick charts with various indicators i.e., stochastics, moving averages, relative strength, etc. You name it, he's got it. Actual charts are provided to visually enhance Steve Nison's explainations. Not only does he tell, but he showes you using various markets from coffee futures to the S&P market. This book is a must addition to the library of any trader who relies on technical analysis, from the beginer to the master.
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By A Customer on March 11, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I came across this book in 1998, read it reread it and memorized all the patterns. THe patterns are interesting and have meaningful names.
I can say that candlesticks have kept me away from losses. But you can hardly make good money following candlesticks alone.
THe continuation patternss are more important than the reversal patterns. Reversals can be treacherous. Reversals MUST be confirmed by a break in trend. Indeed candlestics alone can be dangerous. See it for yourself, only 35 percent of hammers are harbingers of a reversal.YOu have to combine candles with western moving averages.
All in all I have purchased hundreds of trading books and threw them in the garbage. This is the one I keep and regularly refer to.
Candlestics are superb in calculating stops.
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Whether you are a short or long term trader, this book is a must have. Once you read this book, you will want to use no other charting method but candlesticks. More important than teaching very common chart patterns, you come away with a good understanding of what each type of candlestick is telling you about the psychology of the market you are studying. Although his clear illustrated examples use mostly futures, these methods definitely apply to equities as well. You will no longer fear shorting a stock when you can clearly see the "dark cloud cover" on strong volume. If you want to know more about technical charting and have money for only one book, this is it.
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I had learned the basics of candlestick charting before I purchased this book. I wouldn't always remember to do a candlestick analysis of my stocks, but when I would remember, I benefited. I came across this book when browsing and decided it would be a great way to extend my skills in candlesticks. I've read the book now got a lot out of it. I plan to make it the basis for all my future trades. I was also surprised, when CNBC interviewed a successful daytrader who started trading with this very book. Candlesticks are the way to go in this market, and this is an excellent book to get you started.
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The most important reason to read this book is to learn candlestick charting. The next best reason is that this is a fine well written book for novices and experts alike. Nison gives clear explanations of the indicators important in candlestick charting, and then goes on to explain why the indicators are strong or weak. The result for me was that I learned some very concrete techniques while also gaining a deeper understanding of market behavior in general. In many areas the Japanese interpretation of chart events differ from the Western view, and this is most fascinating. I highly recommend this book for novices and beyond.
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