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The Secret Code of Japanese Candlesticks

ISBN: 978-0-470-99610-2
212 pages
May 2008
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A simple guide for using Japanese candlesticks correctly, and profitably

Candlesticks have gotten a lot of attention lately, but few traders truly know how to use them wisely and profitably. Without the proper context, candlestick charting won't work. In this book, technical analysis expert Felipe Tudela shares candlestick creator Sokyu Honma's Great Market Cycle theory. With the Great Market Cycle, candlesticks reveal their powerful and simple logic and give traders the insight and context they need to use them successfully. Using these insights, readers will be able to trade each market phase in accordance with his or her own personal strategy.

Felipe Tudela (Paris, France) is a researcher and specialist in technical analysis, as well as President of the Center of Financial Research in Paris.
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Table of Contents



1. The Truth about Japanese Candlesticks.

2. The Spirit of Sokyu Honma's Method: The Master and the Disciple.

3. The Samni No Den of the Market: The Subjective Part of the Method.

4. The Five Sakata Methods: The Objective Part of the Method.

5. Trading with Sokyu Honma's Method.

6. Japanese Candlesticks: A Precision Tool Within the Market's Great Cycle.

7. Algorithm in Tabular Format for the Five Sakata Methods Within Sokyu Honma's Great Cycle.

8. Thirty-seven Applications Involving Indexes, Stocks, and Futures.

9. Back to the Samni No den.

10. Learning to Analyze the Markets from a Trader's Viewpoint.

11. Your Magic Talisman.

12. Before Taking a Position...Think!

13. How to Exit a Trade.

14. How to Manage Your Risk.

15. All You Will Ever Need to Know about Stops.

16. Putting It All Together in a Simple but Winning Approach.

17. Trade Now!

18. Some Thoughts about Trading Philosophy.


Appendix. What Is a Candlestick?




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Author Information

Felipe Tudela is president of the centre de Recherche Financiere and manages a limited partnership for a group of private investors. He has lectured in France and abroad for various financial institutions such as the Bank of France, the London Society of Technical Analysts, the FOW group and the French Association of Technical Analysis. He is a member of the board of AFATE(French Association of Technical Analysis) and creator of the triads, a market model that enables the user to analyse market behaviour without many of the inconveniences of normal distribution based indicators, thus avoiding many of their false signals. He is the author of Methode Triades, a book that explains this model, and which is used by leading financial institutions. His most recent discovery, and the subject of this book, is the original way to trade Japanese candlesticks and their use in conjunction with Sokyu Honma's five Sakata methods. He currently trades the markets, writes, lectures and does research on technical analysis.
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