How to Profit from Technical Analysis: A Beginner's Guide (2nd Edition)

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Confused by all the talk of charts, trends, breakouts, etc., in the media? Beset by the nagging feeling you might be missing out on something useful for your investing and trading success? Worried that technical analysis may be too difficult and "technical" for you? That it's only for the experts or professionals?

Indeed you can profit from technical analysis whether you are a trader or an investor. And, the basic principles and techniques are easy enough to understand and apply — as this book shows you:

● How to determine whether the market is in an up trend or down trend — or if the ongoing trend might be about to change

● Price patterns that indicate the continuation of a trend — and those which signify an impending trend reversal

● How to profitably trade and invest using the basic techniques and tools of technical analysis

● Step-by-step application of technical analysis explained through detailed examples of stocks, derivatives, commodities and indices

● How long term investors can profit from technical analysis.

Technical analysis holds that the market is always right. This clearly-written beginner's guide shows how you can profit from what the market is telling you.

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About the author

Rajiv D. Khatlawala is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant by profession. Schooled in Mumbai, he graduated from Bombay University in 1988 after which he moved to Baroda, Gujarat, where he acquired both his professional degrees.

Rajiv has more than two decades of experience, including working in industry, as a financial markets trainer, and as a corporate consultant assisting companies in equity research, wealth management, and currency and commodities hedging. His approach to investing is a combination of detailed fundamental analysis and technical analysis. 

Rajiv is also an active academician. He is a visiting faculty for the MBA program of the M. S. University of Baroda and also for the G. H. Patel Institute of Management, Vallabh Vidyanagar. He teaches a course on Securities Analysis and Portfolio Management, as well as subjects such as Financial Management and Management Accounting. He has also taught students of ICWAI and ICAI as well. 

He is now an independent personal finance and financial markets trainer, providing practical hands-on training in technical analysis, company valuations, and derivatives trading. 

Rajiv Khatlawala lives with his mother, his wife and two children in Baroda, Gujarat, India. He can be contacted by email at

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Japanese rice traders have successfully used candle signals to amass huge fortunes for nearly four centuries. Constantly refined and tested over time, candlestick signals are now being used the world over for trading all financial markets, including stocks, derivatives and currencies, etc.

This book explains step-by-step how you can make money by trading the powerful and proven candlestick techniques. Here is how:

● Explanation of major candle signals; how to recognize them and use them effectively

● The underlying market psychology revealed by each candle formation

● How to combine candlestick signals with Western technical analysis to take advantage of high probability trades which generate explosive profits

● Stop loss settings for various candlestick signals for cutting losses. Master this and you will be way ahead of fellow traders

● How the use of candlesticks with technical analysis provides a simple mechanical trading system which eliminates emotional interference, panic and greed

● How to use candlestick charts for making money from longer term trading and investing

● PLUS: Proven, market-tested trading ideas tips and common mistakes to avoid based on the author's rich experience of trading stocks and options.

This book will enable both new traders and experienced traders derive systematic and consistent profits from the market by adding candlestick charting to their trading arsenal.


"Educative addition to the technical trader's shelf." — The Hindu Business Line

"Clearly explains and reinforces the message of each candlestick pattern, pointing out other details that can help determine success or failure at each occurrence. The real life examples are manifold, well chosen and amplify the lessons being taught. Highly recommended reading for traders in all markets to discover ways of profiting from candlestick trading." — Alan Northcott

"Sadekar's book not only manages to live upto the expectations but probably excels them. Sadekar attempts to keep things simple, and targets the beginner to intermediate level technician as his target audience.

Each type of reversal, consolidation and continuation pattern is tackled in individual chapters and illustrated liberally with charts of Indian stocks. The author leaves ample strategies for the not so active trader, also combining Dow theory tools like trend lines, oscillators and moving averages with the oriental techniques. This gives the reader an immediate advantage of getting the best of both the worlds.

While all chapters are interesting read, chapters 11 & 12 are the highlights of the book as they lay out a simple but actionable game plan for a trader and investor. As if the overall package was not sweet enough, Sadekar has compiled a tear-away candlestick ready-reckoner at the end of the book to identify emerging patterns in real time. At its price, the book is a value buy. All in all, a must read book for every freshman candle sticks trader."
— Vijay L. Bhambwani, Technical Analyst, CEO -

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