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Technical Analysis from A to Z Covers Every Trading Tool... from the Absolute Breadth Index to the Zig Zag

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ISBN-10: 0071363483

ISBN-13: 9780071363488

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Steven B. Achelis

List price: $39.95
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Millions of traders participating in today's financial markets have shot interest and involvement in technical analysis to an all-time high. This updated edition of Technical Analysis from A to Z combines a detailed explanation of what technical analysis is and how it works with overviews, interpretations, calculations, and examples of over 135 technical indicators-and how they perform under actual market conditions. Enhanced with more details to make it easier to use and understand, this book reflects the latest research findings and advances. A complete summary of major indicators that can be used in any market, it covers:- Every trading tool from the Absolute Breadth Index to the Zig…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/2/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 380
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Steven B. Achelis is the founder of Equis International, Inc., a leading provider of investment analysis, portfolio management, and stock market data collection software. The designer of numerous trading software programs including MetaStock--the most popular technical analysis program in the world--Achelis is an experienced investment analyst and trader. He has written influential articles on technical analysis and investment market timing, and has made regular radio and television appearances on national networks including CBS and CNBC.

Preface to First Edition
Preface to Second Edition
A-to-Z Companion Spreadsheet
To Learn More
Introduction to Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis
Some History
The Human Element
Fundamental Analysis
The Future Can Be Found in the Past
The Weatherman
The Roulette Wheel
Computerized Trading
Price Fields
Line Charts
Bar Charts
Semi-Log Verus Linear Scaling
Volume Bar Chart
Other Chart Types
The Time Element
Support and Resistance
Supply and Demand
Traders' Remorse
Resistance Becomes Support
Moving Averages
Time Periods in Moving Averages
Traders' Remorse
Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD)
Leading Versus Lagging Indicators
Trending Prices Versus Trading Prices
Market Indicators
Categories of Market Indicators
Line Studies
A Sample Approach
Absolute Breadth Index
Accumulation/Distribution Line
Accumulation Swing Index
Advance/Decline Line
Advance/Decline Ratio
Advancing-Declining Issues
Advancing, Declining, Unchanged Volume
Andrews's Pitchfork
Arms Index (Trin)
Average True Range
Bollinger Bands
Breadth Thrust
Bull/Bear Ratio
Candlesticks, Japanese
Chaikin Money Flow
Chaikin Oscillator
Chande Momentum Oscillator
Commodity Channel Index
Commodity Selection Index
Correlation Analysis
Cumulative Volume Index
Demand Index
Detrended Price Oscillator
Directional Movement
Double Exponential Moving Average
Dow Theory
Dynamic Momentum Index
Ease of Movement
Efficient Market Theory
Elliott Wave Theory
Envelopes (Trading Bands)
Fibonacci Studies
Forecast Oscillator
Four Percent Model
Fourier Transform
Fundamental Analysis
Gann Angles
Herrick Payoff Index
Interest Rates
Intraday Momentum Index
Klinger Oscillator
Large Block Ratio
Linear Regression Indicator
Linear Regression Slope
Linear Regression Trendlines
Market Facilitation Index
Mass Index
McClellan Oscillator
McClellan Summation Index
Median Price
Member Short Ratio
Mesa Sine Wave
Money Flow Index
Moving Average Convergence/Divergence
Moving Averages
Calculation, Simple Moving Average
Calculation, Exponential Moving Average
Calculation, Time Series Moving Average
Calculation, Triangular Moving Average
Calculation, Variable Moving Average
Calculation, Volume-Adjusted Moving Average
Calculation, Weighted Moving Average
Negative Volume Index
New Highs-Lows Cumulative
New Highs/Lows Ratio
New Highs-New Lows
Odd Lot Balance Index
Odd Lot Purchases/Sales
Odd Lot Short Ratio
Odds Probability Cones
On Balance Volume
Open Interest
Open-10 Trin
Option Analysis
Parabolic Sar
Percent Retracement
Point and Figure
Polarized Fractal Efficiency
Positive Volume Index
Price and Volume Trend
Price Channel
Price Oscillator
Price Rate-of-Change
Projection Bands
Projection Oscillator
Public Short Ratio
Puts/Calls Ratio
Quadrant Lines
Raff Regression Channel
Random Walk Index
Range Indicator
Relative Momentum Index
Relative Strength, Comparative
Relative Strength Index
Relative Volatility Index
Speed Resistance Lines
Standard Deviation
Standard Deviation Channel
Standard Error
Standard Error Bands
Standard Error Channel
Stochastic Momentum Index
Stochastic Oscillator
Swing Index
Three Line Break
Time Series Forecast
Tirone Levels
Total Short Ratio
Trade Volume Index
Typical Price
Ultimate Oscillator
Upside/Downside Ratio
Upside/Downside Volume
Vertical Horizontal Filter
Volatility, Chaikin's
Volume Oscillator
Volume Rate-of-Change
Weighted Close
Wilder's Smoothing
William's Accumulation/Distribution
Williams's %R
Zig Zag