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ISBN-10 0132900491ISBN-13 9780132900492
ISBN-10 0132900432ISBN-13 9780132900430
Author(s): Julie R. Dahlquist; Richard J. Bauer
Publisher: FT Press
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 256

Gaps have attracted the attention of market technicians from the earliest days of charting. They're not merely conspicuous: they represent price jumps that could signal profitable trading opportunities. Until now, however, "folklore" about gap trading has been common, and tested, research-based knowledge virtually nonexistent. In Technical Analysis of Gaps, renowned technical analysis researchers Julie Dahlquist and Richard Bauer change all that. Drawing on 60 years of comprehensive data, they demonstrate how to sort "strategic" gaps from trivial ones, and successfully trade on gaps identified as significant. Building on work that recently earned them the Market Technicians Association's 2011 Charles H. Dow Award for creativity and innovation in technical analysis, Dahlquist and Bauer offer specific gap trading tips for stocks, futures, and options. They consider a wide variety of market conditions, including gap size, volume and previous price movement, illuminating their findings with easy-to-understand diagrams. Coverage includes:

  • Understanding what gaps are and how they arise

  • Recognizing windows on candlestick charts

  • Identifying gaps with the greatest profit potential

  • Combining gaps with other technical techniques for a more complete and effective analysis

  • "Putting it all together" with real trading strategies

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