- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (March 5, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764540440
- ISBN-13: 978-0764540448
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 96 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,150,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
The tools to perform your own analysis and beat the market
Study the data, measure your risk, and win in the market!
Sick of losing in the market? Tired of relying on other peoples investment advice? Dont worry! Technical Analysis For Dummies is the smart way to get on a winning track. This straightforward, non-intimidating guide explains the principles of technical analysis and provides tools you need to develop guidelines you can trust your own.
Praise for Technical Analysis For Dummies
"Barbara Rockefeller shows that technical analysis works without math and formulas. Her back-to-basics approach is practical and comprehensive . . . This is a great way to learn technical analysis, or a valuable review of how we should trade."
Perry Kaufman, author of "Trading Systems and Methods" and "A Short Course in Technical Trading"
"This book is written in a clear, concise, no-nonsense style with lots of common-sense ideas . . ."
Martin J. Pring, President of pring.com, Editor Intermarket Review
Discover how to:
- Identify the trends
- Improve your timing
- Never take a big loss again
- Plan the trade from start to finish
- Treat trading and investing as a business
- Learn when to sell
About the Author
Barbara Rockefeller is one of the worlds foremost authorities on technical analysis and is the author of two newsletters and three popular books, including CNBC 24/7 Trading: Around the Clock, Around the World and The Global Trader.
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For me, this book has been a source of immense knowledge. I chose this book because I wanted to scratch the surface before jumping in with both feet first. I am completely green and needed a blank canvas approach. I like the Dummies books because they are an easy read, but are written by experts on the subject. This book is no exception. I feel like I am getting a very well-rounded overall understanding of technical analysis without being overly whacked with technical jargon and complicated mathematics.
This has been great because I now have a big picture view of TA. From here, I can really narrow in on specific forms of analysis that I have learned about in this book. I have learned that most traders use 3-5 different analysis techniques out of the dozens or possibly hundreds that are available. This book has allowed me to uncover the 3 or 4 different forms that I am most interested in and would like to read about further. Of course that will require additional book purchases, however, that was the whole purpose of getting this book - was so I could figure out what works for me.
If you're looking to get a big picture overview of technical analysis, as well as get helpful hints and techniques that I see as invaluable insider input, then this is a great book for your collection. And because it is sprnkled with so much helpful information, I'm sure it will be a reference on my shelf that I will refer back to for years to come.
It is clearly written and approaches the subject of technical analysis in a concise, clear and comprehensive ways. The sections on chart reading and analysis I found to be particularly invaluable and highly informative. This book talks in detail about the major candlestick indicators (which I didn't know about before) and I found the sections on candlestick indicators to be very valuable. This book also goes into detail about all major technical indicators and how to use them and their pros and cons(MACD, RSI, Fast and Slow Stochastic Oscillators, Bollinger Bands, DMI indicator, etc...).
It talked in a clear and informative way about identifying trends and identify trend reversal signals using technical indicators like the MACD as well as with chart reading and candlestick indicators.
With what I've learned through this book I almost find myself wondering why people think stock trading is so hard and how could an educated person not make good money on the stock market? There are so many indicators of market changes, so many guiding indicators like the MACD, Stochastic indicators, etc...
This book has taught me invaluable and significant information that have already greatly influenced my ability, confididence and profitability as a trader. If your a beginner or intermediate trader, get this book!!
The personality of the author did turn me off. However the clarity, value and informativeness of the book absolutely overrode any dislike I had of the author. This is a great book.
Great news! Amazon issued a full refund so that means you can buy Kindle books with confidence. It is sad that a Dummy title didn't work well on the Kindle platform, at least for iOS. Perhaps an update will fix it the Kindle reader if that is the issue, or an update to the book formatting if that is the issue. I hope it is resolved soon. I really like the Dummy books, they are a great foundation to so many areas of interest. I also like the Kindle reader for iOS, I own many titles, great reader. This is a one off situation and was handled well by Amazon. Again buy Kindle books with confidence, Amazon stands behind them well!
As a follow up the book itself is very good, the book gets a 5 star rating! Buy it! Read it! Lots of good, practical advice. I joined an investment group with a 'guru' running it, that had no stop loss in place. No selling because they knew the price would come back up it always had before. He lead a group of investors to 90% losses, then to 99% losses of what was left. So if you want to lose allot of money fast follow the advice of a guru bcause they just know, track record or not. Usually they figure out how to make money by investing on cycles repeating and it's when the cycles stop repeating that they know the cycle will repeat. Better to follow the advice in this book. Use stop loss, respect that, and use a little money for opportunities that happen all over the markets each year. The TA stuff is great for entry and exits of stocks as well as many things, by getting the timing better you stand to make more money, as well by following good risk management you will be exiting trades that were going nowhere.