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ISBN-10 0132824612ISBN-13 9780132824613
ISBN-10 0137042019ISBN-13 9780137042012
Author(s): Michael N. Kahn
Publisher: FT Press
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 352

Technical analysis offers powerful, objective tools for picking stocks and making money - and in today's market environment, that makes it more indispensable than ever. Unfortunately, most explanations of the subject simply confuse investors instead of enlightening them. In this clear, practical, fully updated book, Barron's technical analysis columnist Michael N. Kahn introduces state-of-the-art technical analysis techniques in simple language that any investor can understand and use. Kahn explains exactly how technical analysis works, then teaches you how to read charts and translate them into actual buy and sell decisions. Along the way, you'll learn how to use technical analysis to complement your current approach to stock selection, discover what makes a stock look promising to technical analysts, and objectively assess both risk and reward. This updated and revised Third Edition contains many new examples reflecting today's transformed market environment, including detailed coverage of recognizing bubbles, including real estate (2006), oil (2008), and bonds (2009). Kahn offers powerful new insights into the relationship between technical analysis and market psychology, as well as crucial, up-to-date guidance on sector rotation for changing markets. He also presents a full chapter on "when things stop working": how to recognize when usually reliable technical tools are being overwhelmed by "once-in-a-thousand-year," "black-swan"-type events.