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With over forty years of market experience and a number of bestselling financial books to his name, John Murphy, one of the world's foremost technical analysts and educators, knows what it takes to make it in this field. Now, with the Second Edition of The Visual Investor—which has been completely updated for current markets—Murphy shares his invaluable insights on this subject with you.
Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this updated guide will introduce you to "visual" investing by explaining a variety of charting techniques that professionals have used for decades, and shows you how specific visual tools can put you in a better position to successfully trade commodities, currencies, bonds, and stocks in both domestic and global financial markets. With the real-world examples and comprehensive charts found here, you'll quickly discover how to:
Locate important breakouts or breakdowns
Spot significant support and resistance levels
Implement asset allocation and sector rotation strategies through exchange-traded funds and mutual funds
Utilize moving averages to keep track of trends
Incorporate essential price patterns into your investment analysis
Along the way, Murphy takes you through the ins and outs of reading price and volume charts that can help you make sensible investment decisions, and highlights how you can track the ups and downs of financial markets by visually comparing charts—instead of relying upon complex mathematical formulas and confusing technical concepts.
Knowing why a market is moving is interesting, but not crucial to investment success. In order to trade profitably, all that really matters is what the markets are actually doing. Visual analysis is the best way to determine this, and with the Second Edition of The Visual Investor as your guide, you'll learn how to put this effective approach to work for you to enhance the performance of your portfolio.
This book is a very useful tool in my stock charting analysis.
Easy to understand with lots of useful information with many examples. Read more
I would describe 'The Visual Investor' as more of an all-round charting tour,rather than a primer : the first quarter is given to the basics,followed by more complex aspects,and... Read morePublished on Feb. 9 2003
This is probably my favorite introduction to technical analysis. John Murphy discusses some of the more important technical indicators, and gives you a firm technical basis to go... Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2002 by Brian E. Mitchell
John Murphy was the technical analysis commentator on CNBC for the longest time and was on TV almost daily for several years. He now runs his own company, murphymorris.com. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2001 by Dan E. Ross
Very good, easy to read, clear introduction to interpreting charts. I read this book with some of my own stock charts in hand and found the majority of the discussion in this book... Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2001 by S
Fundamental analysis of stocks will take you only so far. Good products, good sales, good income, even good profits can be ignored by Wall Street or whatever street the servers... Read morePublished on June 21 2001 by F. Bellini
John Murphy is able to explain technical analysis with illustrations. Technical analysis should be part of the decision-making process when investing for any fund, stock and/or... Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2001 by M. Karakus