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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (Feb. 4 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471295426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471295426
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #174,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tradingmarkets.com on June 26 2002
Format: Paperback
Getting Started in Technical Analysis provides a fantastic overview to the world of technical analysis, with topics ranging from the age-old fundamental vs. technical debate to outlining of trading guidelines. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book is also easy on the eyes (which cannot be said of many financial books).
Schwager uses the first seven chapters to define many of the technical factors that novice traders should know before they can trade in today's active market. Part One illustrates a wide range of basic technical-analysis tools and how they are (or should be) used. Chart patterns, oscillators, trends and the like are explained concisely with easy-to-follow sample charts. The reader can quickly absorb these basic ideas before moving on to Part Two.
In Part Two, the reader gets his/her first taste of the "how" of technical analysis. The author delves into topics like pyramiding, stop-loss points and exit signs. This is also the part where the author's "Most Important Rule in Chart Analysis" is laid out. Part Two can easily make a reader anxious to start (or get back to) trading.
The third section of Getting Started in Technical Analysis approaches trading systems and software. The author describes the most pertinent options that a trading software package should contain, leaving the legwork to the reader. In the discussion of trading systems, there is no magic formula here, simply guidance to develop and test a trading system of one's own.
Part Four is vital to the trader...novice or otherwise. The author (who is CEO of Wizard Trading) offers practical trading rules and market wisdom.
Getting Started in Technical Analysis is an excellent source of information for the soon-to-be, novice, or expert trader. This book should have a reserved shelf space in every trader's library.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Feb. 8 2001
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Experts can make the mistake of forgetting how little people know when they first get started. That is clearly the case with this book by Mr. Schwager. If you really want to get started with technical analysis for trading, you will need to find something simpler! Then you can graduate to this overview.
I have had the benefit of reading many books on technical analysis and having discussed it with many technicians. From that perspective, I found the book to be a delightful, down-to-earth, nondoctrinaire explanation. But I wouldn't have made it past the first five chapters when I was just getting started with technical analysis.
I graded the book as a one star for beginners and as a five star for intermediates, and that averaged to three stars. Judge accordingly!
Most investors argue strongly in favor of or against price-based analysis. Those who trade a lot usually swear by charts, and those who are long-term investors usually ignore charts. The classic debate is between the "random walkers" who say there ae no patterns in the markets and the chartists. No one has ever proven definitively that charting does or doesn't work for investing. The key problem is nicely stated by the author, " . . . [C]hart analysis is based on general principles, its application depends on individual interpretation."
The book operates on the principle that "[c]hart analysis provides a means of acquiring common sense in trading." The book articulates a variety of reasons why charting can be helpful. I think the best reasons are for helping you explicitly manage the risk you want to take on. This book has a very helpful discussion on that subject.
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It was a little difficult to read and took a couple of months to finish. It's not what I expected from a "Getting Started In...." book. I have read other books in this series like "Getting Started In Options Trading" and that book was utterly great. (Highly recommended by the way.) But "Getting Started In Technical Analysis" was a disappointment. For one thing, some of the concepts weren't thoroughly explained. In other aspects, he talks about a figure of a chart that most of the time is at least 2 pages away. You catch yourself flipping around the pages like crazy, and he doesn't do a very good job explaning the charts either. He does do a good job of laying out all the different aspects of technical analysis but I am not sure how helpful they were in actually getting a feel for them. If you decide to buy this book, don't hesitate to return it. I kind of wish I did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter B. Nelson on Jan. 18 2001
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This book is dense with information and cannot be approached lightly. I read "New Market Wizards" in one week but this book took two months. As usual, the effort expended is proportional to the benefit received. In particular, the chapter on "Real Life Chart Analysis" is worth the price, and should be three times longer. There, Mr. Schwager shares two dozen of his own real-life trades, accompanied by the charts and technical analysis he used at the time. The reader is given the opportunity to personally apply the techniques learned from the book to second-guess the author. Only on flip pages are the actual trade results shown, annotated with ruminations on what, if anything, should have been done differently. Examples of both successful and unsuccessful trades are given. Approximately half of the book explains technical analysis, and the other half explains basic trading techniques such as money management, system testing, and the psychological (emotional) pitfalls to avoid. In my humble opinion, no one should trade until understanding the principles presented here. My one criticism is that the book would be easier to follow if the charts were on the same page as their related commentary, but it is only fair to mention that most technical analysis books suffer the same shortcoming. Overall it does a decent job presenting crucially important information for beginners.
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