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Trading Chaos: Applying Expert Techniques to Maximize Your Profits Hardcover – Jun 16 1995


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd. (June 16 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471119296
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471119296
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 621 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #591,897 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Jean-GUIllaume on Sept. 22 2011
Format: Hardcover
Great book. Not only technical aspects has to be considered in Trading and "Trading Chaos" talk about the Psychology of the Trader and how to engage in changing it.
Consider getting equipped with "Trading Chaos Second Edition"

Good luck ;)
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By A Customer on Oct. 20 2003
Format: Hardcover
The five stars is only for the cover. However, the content of the book is pathetic. I have read many trading books and several chaos books and I can honestly say this book is neither. I fell for the enlightened self-similar structure cover and wasted my money. Don't repeat my mistake.
If you are interested in chaos and trading, start with Edgar Peters books such as Chaos and the Capital Markets.
The publisher, Wiley, should be ashamed to put out this sort of drivel. Bill Williams is a joke. If you think your trading style is based on your body type, then maybe this book will help you feel better about losing; otherwise skip it and Bill Williams, PhD.'s other lobotomized treatises on trading.
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By W. G. Tom on June 26 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book really is mistitled. Chaos theory for markets is not presented, so look elsewhere for that. The book does present a good theory for the psychology of trading such as "traders differ on value but agree on price" as motivation and explains the development of traders from novice, intermediate, and advanced (skip master and expert level)and the goals for each level. Unfortunately, the methodology for trading with a Chaos background is not touched upon.
Good filler read for background on trading and personal development. Poor on methodology for trading with Chaos. Perhaps Mr. Williams had an epiphany and contends all trades are done in Chaos, so traders should relax. To borrow a line from another author, "some trades will, some trades won't, so what, next trade please."
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In the first few chapters, he sounds so attractive, after that, you will find the author using new technical analysis words to describe the breakthrough of the resistance/support and claims this a new concept/idea, but he saying nothing on the book and if you are using his method to trade, you are not far from bankruptcy.
Eventually, you waste your money, then why don't send cheque to charities.
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Williams uses big words (fractals, chaos, quantum mechanics) to impress the reader, but says nothing meaningful.I found this book a waste of time and money
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After buying this book, I realize that I had to read over and over again. Dr. Williams are sound, just hard to grasp. Although his method for detecting waves in sequence is an objective way to measure them.
In order to understand his second(The New Trading Dimensions) book more clearly though, I believe you should read this one to grasp his overall objective. It also set a firm way to measure elliot waves in a totally objective manner.
As other reviewers stated, it is not real strong on chaos theory, which the title is misleading. If your purchasing this book for scientific reasons, then don't buy it. But if your objective is learning how to make money, then do yourself a favor and get it.
Although his method here(which is different than the 2nd book)is based more on the general overview of the markets, it is a good
starting point to learn his methodology, even though you may have to read 2 or 3 times(like I did).
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By Enic Hauffen on Sept. 25 2001
Format: Hardcover
As an avid student of Chaos Theory and Fractals, I found this book to be similar to his other one. Williams eludes to using fractals in his analysis but makes no reference to fractal dimensions, Koch curves, monsters or any of the original theories as proposed by Mandelbrot. He does present some scaling principles and their application to Elliot Waves, but this is under the assumption that the Elliot Wave is correct or that you believe in it. I do agree with some of the money flow theories Williams proposes, which is probably the most clearly explained and substantiated part of his trading theoriey. I recommend "Fractals and Scaling in Finance" by Mandelbrot and for software, "Fractal Finance" by Tetrahex. Both of these follow a similar system, although Fractal Finance does use a MACD which appears similar to Williams.
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I was greatly disappointed with this book. One would think it is about chaos theory and its applications for the financial markets, but all it has on the subject is one page of text! When I read the book, I had a strong feeling that the author didn't know what he was talking about when it came to chaos, and that's why he had so little to say. If you really want to get familiar with chaos theory and how it can help analyze the markets, your best bet is Peters' "Chaos and Order in the Financial Markets". Better yet, if you have some mathematical background, "Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics in the Financial Markets" by R.Trippi offers some serious discussion on the subject.
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