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Technical Analysis of Stock Trends

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  484 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Technical Analysis of Stock Trends was the first book to produce a methodology for interpreting the predictable behavior of investors and markets. It revolutionized technical investment approaches and showed traders and investors how to make money regardless of what the market is doing. Now in its ninth edition, the book remains the benchmark by which all other investment ...more
Hardcover, 789 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by AMACOM/American Management Association (first published 1948)
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Marcelo Bahia
Oct 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: investing
Disclaimer: I'm an investment professional who's been using fundamental analysis to pick stocks since 2004. I was a skeptical when it came to technical analysis before reading this book, and I'll say right away that I keep being so after reading it as well.

"So why the heck did you pick it up?", you might ask. Let's say it was a personal exercise on open-mindedness. I've never actually stopped to do an in-depth reading on the subject and I think it was about time for me to do it. Robert Edwards'
John Boettcher
Aug 09, 2013 rated it liked it
If technical analysis works like proponents say it should, how come that everyone who reads a technical analysis book doesn't become the world's best, or at least, more than successful trader. I mean, the concepts are not that hard to learn, and understanding only takes a bit of time, espeically if you want to be a trader. However, technical analysts tend to pick and choose those charts that prove their theory and technique correct and ignore all of those other instances, and there are literally ...more
Raghavendra Kulkarni
"This 1950s book is arguably #1 all-time classic & best book on chart patterns ever written. It is considered as 'The Bible of Technical Analysis' by many."
David Siefert
Don't bother with any other TA book--you would just be wasting your time. Pick up this one instead!
Oct 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: markets
Ch. 3 (I believe) offers an excellent account of Dow Theory and Dow's view of waves. Dow theory is far richer than the simple notion of confirmation by Transports, and is quite elegant.

John Magee used to have tacked on his wall the famous quote: "Don't tell me what to buy...; tell me when to buy it."

This is an excellent, excellent book.
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Delivered what if promised.
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
a classic technical analysis book that is largely theoretical in an area largely devoid of predictive capability.
Rahul Agarwal
Jul 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Educational in every sense..good culmination of everything,
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Martin Kenley
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a classic
Tarun Sharma
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Even though I am thorough with Technical analysis, I started this book just to gain insights into TA through wide examples in our history of trading. For the new reader who has no idea about trading and how it works this book is very thorough from start to end to giving the information one needs if they are new to markets. FYI Do not buy this buy if you think this book will give you some magical advantage in markets and you would stop taking losses. it will give you deep insights into reading an ...more
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finance
It's language is so formal, therefore reading it was diffucult at start, but then people get used to its language.

Overall, it was one of the best book I have ever read about the Technical Analysis. It is not giving you some cliche ideas to memorise it. It is making you understand what that chart actually means, why the chart is morphing like that, what actuall outcome can be waited out of it, and what could be done on those outcomes..

I definitelly will read this book again after 2-3 months late
Dec 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: investing
A different angle to look at stock market. Assuming pricing are somewhat efficient, and profiting from early detection of price trend. Incorporate some of it in fundamental investing is useful. I would love to see more recent examples though, most examples are from 1930s or 1940s.
Jimmy Erdmier
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Bible for TA
Mar 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finance
The bible of technical analysis. If you're interested in this subject start here. It's pretty long but full of valuable info.
I think this book will help me a lot, and also wish so
Frank Palardy
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: business
I read it awhile ago and still rely on it although covers stocks that no longer exist.
Dinesh singh rawat
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Not is not just a so called bible.It is more than a bible for a trader and must have for every trader.
Chirag Sangoi
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
The best book to start with technical analysis. The examples provided are also relative. A novice analyst should read it once.
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