By convention, most Elliott Wave Principle (EWP) practitioners focus on individual market price movement. Connie Brown has a global reputation of developing analysis that focuses on the integration of global markets. In a two book series you will be taken through the steps to master the global cash flows of today’s financial markets. The approach found in this first book differs from the traditional view of EWP because it shows you how geometry and the use of simple boxes drawn within a trend will guide you away from the common complaint of subjectivity, thereby making smarter trades of higher probability. While EWP can be a challenging topic, the structure of this book eases you into the analysis principles.
With Mastering Elliott Wave Principle you are guided step-by-step through the learning phases of Elliott Wave analysis and then your understanding is further challenged through self-examination. The preliminary coaching unravels common misunderstandings that sabotage the beginner. You will discover how price swings and waves are not the same. Elements of balance and proportion are mathematical concepts taught through geometry and not subjective. These basic skills establish a foundation that allow beginners to understand what to expect from their level of skill. There are three distinct levels of skill that all masters of the EWP have learned. Now there is a series to guide your understanding at each skill level so you can develop a working knowledge of how to define market positions around the world in short or long term time horizons. Bring your biases, bring your past concerns and discover how this breakthrough and original approach to teaching the Wave Principle can help you.
CONSTANCE BROWN, CMT, is the founder of Aerodynamic Investments Inc. (www.aeroinvest.com). Connie trades for an institutional bank and offers research and analysis to financial institutions worldwide. She also trains other advanced professionals and hedge fund managers. The Market Technicians Association in New York has members in seventy countries. The organization selected her book Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional, Second Edition as required study for the final certification examination for the CMT (Chartered Market Technician). She has written nine books and was recently the editor of the Journal of Technical Analysis. Brown has been a professional trader with extensive global experience trading futures markets since 1991.
With Community Banking Strategies, author Vincent Boberski, a financial professional who has spent years working with senior management and the boards of directors at local banks, skillfully reveals how community banks can compete against bigger institutions in the wake of the most significant financial crisis since the 1930s.
Chapter by chapter, he offers practical advice on many of the most important issues in this area, including portfolio management, balance sheet management, and dealing with interest rate and credit cycles. Along the way, Boberski also offers in-depth insights on establishing and encouraging the lasting client relationships that produce the most essential piece of the banking business: focusing on increasing core deposits, which is at the heart of any good local bank.Details the strategies, products, and tactics that will enable community banks to create opportunities out of market dislocations and effectively manage risk Reveals how to capture consistently profitable growth at the expense of regional and national competitors Discusses what it takes to transform newfound market dynamics into customer relationships that touch both sides of the balance sheet
If you want to gain a better understanding of the strategies that could consistently lead to success in this field, this book is the best place to start.
The Elliot Wave Principle has been widely adopted as a tool for traders analyzing market cycles, but Ian Copsey has unearthed a fundamental error in the way it defines the structural development of price behavior. Harmonic Elliott Wave: The Case for Modification of R. N. Elliott's Impulsive Wave Structure explains what's wrong with the Principle, outlining a modification that allows for more accurate trading predictions.
Revealing the methodology that led to this discovery, the common ratios that link different parts of the wave structure, and providing a wealth of practical examples to explain his findings, Copsey shows how waves really develop, dispelling the misconceptions that have been practiced by Elliotticians for years. Supporting his methods by consistently ensuring that waves are related by common ratios, Copsey helps the reader apply the revised version of the Principle with greater understanding and accuracy.Reveals a fundamental error in the popular Elliot Wave Principle Outlines a tried and tested modification that fixes this mistake and allows for more accurate analysis Offers essential information on applying the new model to the markets
With far-reaching implications for traders everywhere, Harmonic Elliott Wave is a must-read for anyone who puts their faith in the Elliot Wave Principle.
Trading Options in Turbulent Markets reveals how volatility in options trading relates to today's stormy marketplace and shows you how to manage risk and take advantage of market volatility when investing in derivatives. In this book, options expert Larry Shover skillfully addresses how to use historical volatility to predict future volatility for a security, or the implied volatility, and offers suggestions for dealing with that odd feature of options trading known as skew.
Trading Options in Turbulent Markets also looks at specific options trading strategies that help you offset risk and reach for profit. These include the covered call, the naked and the married puts, collars, straddles, vertical spreads, calendar spreads, butterflies, condors, and more.Contains proven tools for evaluating options trading decisions, including the greeks: delta, vega, theta, and gamma Outlines effective strategies for trading options contracts in uncertain times Offers insights on the risk/reward situations all traders in this field face
Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this important resource explores how to turn turbulent markets into profitable opportunities, and discusses why options are the best tool to use in such a difficult endeavor.
“This book contains the most advanced methodology I’ve ever seen.”
—GEORGE C. LANE, from the Foreword
Required reading for certification in the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) program
Over a decade ago, when this groundbreaking guide was first published, the world of technical analysis had experienced vast change. Seemingly overnight, technological advances had utterly transformed the way market analysts performed their jobs. A growing army of professional technical traders, armed with global plug-and-play software, needed to improve their skills of price projection, timing, and risk management to weather the increasing market ranges and volatility.
Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional helped them achieve it. The word spread that this practical guide provided radical new uses and combinations of indicators and formulas—and it became an instant classic.
By comparison, today’s markets make those of 1999 look simple—so Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional has been expanded to reflect the author’s experiences over the past decade to bring you fully up to date. It provides comprehensive coverage of new techniques, as well as the timeless insight and tools that analysts will always need to maintain a competitive edge in the global financial markets, including:Explanations of why common oscillators do not travel between 0 and 100 and why signals develop in different ranges during bull versus bear market trends Expanded guidelines for the use of the Composite Index. Formulas are fully detailed for this custom oscillator that warn when the Relative Strength Index is failing to detect a trend reversal A comprehensive foundation of Gann analysis, with an explanation of how Gann Squares, the Gann Fan, and the Square of 9 are geometrically related to one another Methods for calculating Fibonacci retracements and swing projections in rapidly expanding or contracting markets A more expansive discussion of cycle analyses and their asymmetrical properties
Each chapter presents the given topic as a separate building block, moving step-by-step through 150 charts that lead toward new methods of price triangulation. The result enables you to pinpoint a market objective—even in the most extreme and volatile trading environment.
Use Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional to establish the trading dominance you need to excel in today’s uncertain markets.
Designed for the professional investor who is building an investment portfolio that includes equity, Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment takes you through a range of approaches, including those primarily based on assets, earnings, cash flow, and securities prices, as well as hybrid techniques.
Along the way, it discusses the importance of qualitative measures such as governance, which go well beyond generally accepted accounting principles and international financial reporting standards, and addresses a variety of special situations in the life cycle of businesses, including initial public offerings and bankruptcies. Engaging and informative, Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment also contains formulas, checklists, and models that the authors, or other experts, have found useful in making equity investments.Presents more than a dozen hybrid approaches to valuation, explaining their relevance to different types of investors Charts stock market trends, both verbally and visually, enabling investors to think like traders when needed Offers valuation guidance based on less quantitative factors, namely management quality and factors relating to the company and the economy
Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment puts this dynamic discipline in perspective and presents proven ways to determine the value of corporate equity securities for the purpose of portfolio investment.
Brown knows exactly what a professional trying to come up to speed on a new trading tool needs and she provides it, covering what Fibonacci analysis is, how it works, where it comes from, pitfalls and dangers, and, of course, how to use it. Basic trading strategies are touched upon in virtually every chapter.
Fibonacci analysis is one of the most popular technical analysis tools, yet it is often used incorrectly. Brown quickly clears up common misconceptions and moves on to show, step by step, the correct way to apply the technique in any market.
Those with Fibonacci analysis software will learn how to use it with maximum effectiveness; those without will chart the market the old-fashioned way. All will find answers to the trader's most important questions:Where is the market going? At what level should my stop be entered? Based on the size of my trading account, how much should I leverage into a trading position? Can I tell if I am in trouble before my stop is hit? How much should I buy or sell if given a second or third opportunity?
Occasional references to other tools--including Elliott Wave, W.D. Gann, and candlestick charts--and an extensive bibliography make this book richer for accomplished technical analysts without confounding the less experienced. Plentiful real-life examples and dozens of carefully annotated charts insure every reader will get maximum value from every minute spent with this book.
Gold Medal Winner (tie), Investing Category, Axiom Business Book Awards (2009)
Winner: Book Series Cover Design, The Bookbinders Guild of New York/2009 New York Book Show Awards