Technical Analysis Plain and Simple by Michael N. Kahn CMT
Charting the Markets in Your Language (3rd Edition)

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Technical analysis is a hot topic for investors right now and offers powerful, objective tools for picking stocks and making money--but most explanations of the subject simply confuse investors instead of enlightening them. In this clear, practical book, Barron's columnist Michael Kahn introduces technical analysis in simple English. Kahn explains exactly how technical analysis works, then teaches you how to read charts and translate what they tell you into real buy and sell decisions. The fully updated Second Edition contains many new examples reflecting major market changes since the First Edition: 9/11, equities bear markets, commodities bull markets, changing interest rates, and more. Step by step, Kahn illuminates the basic theory of technical analysis, demystifies its jargon, outlines its core techniques, and shows how to use it to complement (not replace) the reader's current approach to stock selection. He explains trendlines, chart patterns, and corrections; reveals what makes a stock look promising; and helps to assess potential risk and reward.

About Michael N. Kahn CMT

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Michael N. Kahn, CMT, a Chartered Market Technician, currently writes the twice-weekly column "Getting Technical" for Barron's Online. Mr. Kahn also produces a daily proprietary technical market newsletter, Quick Takes Pro ( Previously, he was chief technical analyst for BridgeNews, a division of Bridge Information Systems, a leading source of global financial information, transaction services, and network services. He has been a regular guest on the Nightly Business Report on PBS, has appeared on CNBC, and was the editor of the Market Technicians Association newsletter, Technically Speaking. His first book, Real World Technical Analysis, was published in January 1998, by Bridge/Commodity Research Bureau Publishing. Prior to writing technical commentary, Mr. Kahn was a Senior Product Manager for Knight-Ridder Financial before that company was merged into Bridge. He was responsible for the marketing design of several of the firm's charting software platforms and launched technical analysis coverage for Knight-Ridder Financial News. He was also a coeditor of the Tradecenter Market Letter. Prior to joining Bridge/Knight-Ridder Financial in 1986, Mr. Kahn was a senior municipal bond specialist with Merrill Lynch. He also worked in the Financial Planning Department at Shearson Lehman American Express. Mr. Kahn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and economics from Brandeis University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.
Published June 2, 2006 by FT Press. 352 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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