Visual Investor How to Spot Market Trends

ISBN-10: 0470382058

ISBN-13: 9780470382059

Edition: 2nd 2009

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The Visual Investor, Second Edition breaks down technical analysis into terms that are accessible to even individual investors. Aimed at the typical investor-such as the average CNBC viewer-this book shows investors how to follow the ups and downs of stock prices by visually comparing the charts, without using formulas or having a necessarily advanced understanding of technical analysis math and jargon. Murphy covers all the fundamentals, from chart types and market indicators to sector analysis and global investing, providing examples and easy-to-read charts so that any reader can become a skilled visual investor.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.408

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What Has Changed?
Fand Categories
Global Funds
Investors Need to Be Informed
Benfits of Visual Investing
Structure of the Book
What Is Visual Investing?
Why Market Analysis?
The Trend Is to Blend
What's in a Name?
Why Study the Market?
Chartists Are Cheaters
It's Always Just Supply and Demand
Charts Are Just Faster
Charts Do Look Ahead
Pictures Don't Lie
Picture Anything You Want
The Market's Always Right
It's All About Trend
Isn't past Always Prologue?
Timing is Everything
Summary
The Trend Is Your Frlend
What Is a Trend?
Support and Resistance Levels
Role Reversal
Short Versus Long Term
Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Charts
Recent Versus Distant Distant Past?
Trendllines
Channel Lines
Retracing Our steps by One. Third, One-Half, and Two Thirds
Weekly Reversals
Summary
Pictures That Tell a Story
Chart Types
Time Choices
Scaling
Volume Analysis
Chart Patterns
Measuring Techinques
Even the Fed Is Charting
The Triangle
Polnt-and-Figure Charts
Chart Pattern Recognition Software
Indicatiors
Your Best Friend in a Trend
Two Classes of Indicators
The Moving Average
The Simple Average
Weighting the Average or Smoothing it?
Moving Average Lengths
Moving Average Combinations
Summary
Is Overbought or Oversold?
Measuring Overbought and Oversold Conditions
Divergentum
Momentum
Welles Wilder's Relative Strength Index
The Stochastics Oscillator
Combine RSI and Stochastics
Summary
How Lo Have the Best of Both Worlds
MACD Constrction
MACD as Trend-Following Indicator
MACD as an Oscilator
MACD Divergences
How to Blend Dally and Weekly Signals
How to Make MACD Even Batter-The Histogram
Be Sure to Watch Monthly Signals
How to Know Which Indicators to Use
The Average Directional Movement (ADX) Line
Summary
Linkago
Market Linkage
The Asset Allocation Process
The Relative Strength Ratlo
2002 Shift from Paper to Hard Assets
Commodlty/Bond Ratio also Turned up
Turns in the Bond/Stock Ratio
2007 Ratio Shifts Back to Bonds
Bonds Rise as Stocks Falp
Falling U.S. Rates Hurt the Dollar
Falling Dollar Pushes Gold to Record High
Commodity-Related Stocks
Foreign Stocks Are Linked to the Dollar
Commodity Exporters Get Bigger Boost
Global Decoupling is a Myth
Rislng Yen Threatens Global Stocks
Review of 2004 Intermarket Book
Summary
Market Breadth
Measuring Market Breadth with NYSE AD Line
NYSE AD Line Violates Moving Average Lines
Advance-Decline Shows Negative Divergence
Where the Negative Divergences Were Located
Retail Stocks Start to Underperform During 2007
Retailers and Homebuilders Were Linked
Consumers are also squeezed by Rising Oil
Dow Theory
Transports Don't Confirm Industrial High
Percent of NYSE Stock above 200-Day Average
NYSE Bullish Percent Index
Point-and Figure Version of BPI
Summary
Relative Strength and Rotation
Uses of Relative Strength
Top-Down Analysis
Relative Strength versus Absolute Performance
Using Relative Strength between Stocks
Comparing Gold Stocks to Gold
How to Spot New Market Leaders
Where the Money Came from
Spotting Rotation Back into Large Caps
Trend Changes Are Easy to Spot
Rotation within Market Sectors
Chinese Stocks Lose Leadership Role
Summary
Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds
Sectors and Industry Groups
Difference between Sectors and Industry Groups
Performance Charts
Sector Carpets
Using Market Carpet to Find Stock Leaders
Industry Group Leader
Sector Trends Need to Be Monitored
Information on Sectors and Industry Groups
Spotting Natural Gas Leadership
Natural Gas Components
CBOE Volatility (VIX) Index
Summary
Mutual Funds
What Works on Mutual Funds
Open- versus Closed-End Funds
Charting Adjustments on Open-End Funds
Blending Fundamental and Technical Funds
Relatlve Strength Analysis
Traditional and Nontraditional Mutual Funds
Keep It Simple
200-Day Moving Average and Housing
Natural Gas Breakout
Consumer Discretionary Broakdown
Bear Crossing Sinks Chips
Negative ROC Hurts Technology
Consumer Staples Hold Up Okay
Retail Ratio Plunges
Energizing a Portfolio
Latin America Leads
Real Estate Is Glonbal
Profunds Rising Rates Fund
Profunds Falling U.S. Dollar Fund
Commodity Mutual Funds
Inverse Stock Funds
Summary
Exchange-Traded Funds
ETFs versus Mutual Funds
Using ETFs to Hedge
Using a Bear ETF
Trading the Nasdaq 100
Using Sector ETFs
Inverse Sector ETFs
Using Technology as a Market Indicator
Commodity ETFs
Foreign Currency ETFs
Bond ETFs
International ETFs
Summary
Conclusion
Why It's Called Visual Inversting
The Media Will Always Tell You Why Later
Media Views Keep Shifting
Visual Analysis Is More User Frjendly
Keep It Simple
Visual Tools Are Universal
The Stock Market Leads the Economy
Prices Lead the Fundaments
Sector Investing
Exchange-Traded Funds
A Year After the 2007 Top
Warning Signs were Clearly Visible
Getting Started
Find a Good Web Slte
Use the Readers Choice Awards
StockCharts.com
ChartSchool
Online Bookstore
Investor's Business Daily
Stock Scans
Bullish Percent Indexes
DecisionPoint.com
McClellan Breadth Indicators
Japanese Candlesticks
Candlestick Patterns
Bullish Engulfing Patterns
Stock Scan Candlestick Patterns
Recommended Reading
Point-and-Figure Charting
Triple and Quadruple Signals
How to Vary P&F Charts for Sensltlvity
There's No Doubt about P&F Singnals
Recommended Reading
Index
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