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Breakthroughs in Technical Analysis: New Thinking From the World's Top Minds

David Keller (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-88516-1
320 pages
June 2010
Breakthroughs in Technical Analysis: New Thinking From the World


Technical analysts build trading strategies based on trends and patterns in the markets' movements. Their task requires mastery of the world's markets and an understanding of the latest techniques.

Breakthroughs in Technical Analysis reveals the new trading methods used by the world's top technicians. Building on the success of New Thinking in Technical Analysis (Bloomberg Press, 2000), this book, edited by Bloomberg L.P.'s own expert on technical analysis, David Keller, brings together market masters from the around the world.

Some of their techniques have never left their country's borders before and are not widely known or used in other parts of the world.

Showing what the best and the brightest are currently using to deliver extraordinary results, this book will be eagerly sought out by all market technicians.
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Table of Contents


Introduction (David Keller).

1. Drummond Geometry: Picking Yearly Highs and Lows in Interbank Forex Trading (Ted Hearne).

2. Trend Spotting With TD Combo (Tom DeMark).

3. Charting With Candles and Clouds (Nicole Elliott).

4. Reading Candlestick Charts (Yosuke Shimizu).

5. Price and Time (Constance Brown).

6. Unlocking Gann (David E. Bowden).

7. Options-Based Technical Indicators for Stock Trading (Bernie Schaeffer).

8. Point and Figure Analysis: Modern Developments in an Old Technique (Jeremy du Plessis).

9. Deconstructing the Market: The Application of Market Profile to Global Spreads (Robin Mesch).

10. The Ten Commandments (Robin Griffiths).


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Author Information

David Keller, CMT, is a technical analysis application specialist with Bloomberg L.P. in New York and the chair of the New York region for the Market Technicians Association. Keller has conducted numerous seminars across North America on applying technical strategies to the equity, commodity, and foreign exchange markets. He has also presented sessions on combining fundamental and technical strategies for the CFA Institute, Canadian Society of Technical Analysts, and American Association of Individual Investors. He is the author and creator of the Bloomberg Weekly Technical Strategy Report, an exclusive newsletter for Bloomberg customers.
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"Mr. Keller went to great lengths to collect diverse methodology in technical analysis from around the globe. For over forty years I have seen interest in technical analysis wane and wax as markets change and practitioner skills change. Breakthroughs in Technical Analysis offers commentary from the leading experts in the newest quantitative methodologies as well as old reliable techniques. I recommend the book to established professionals as well as bright newcomers."
    Philip J. Roth, CMT
    Chief Technical Market Analyst, Miller Tabak & Co., LLC
    Past President and Board Member of the Market Technicians Association

"Navigating financial markets can be a hazardous exercise. In Breakthroughs in Technical Analysis, Dave Keller has assembled contributions from an experienced crew of established technicians and market timers to ease the journey and demystify the arcane world of technical analysis. The book features a number of approaches (as diverse as DeMark and Ichimoku), which challenge conventional wisdom and are sure to form an invaluable part of your trading arsenal, whether you’re technically or fundamentally oriented."
    Jason Perl
    Global Head of Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and
    Commodities Technical Strategy, UBS Investment Bank

"The concepts and experiences shared by the ten global contributors in David Keller's book embody the precept that supply and demand for technical analysis is indeed a universal language. These varied topics are very timely and extremely useful in trading and investing in all markets around the world."
    Ralph J. Acampora, CMT
    Managing Director, Director of Technical Research
    Knight Equity Markets, LP
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