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Advanced Technical Analysis of ETFs: Strategies and Market Psychology for Serious Traders

Deron Wagner, Ed Balog (Foreword by), Michael Sincere (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-1-118-10914-4
198 pages
September 2012
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A comprehensive book filled with technical analysis tools and strategies for the advanced ETF trader

Advanced Technical Analysis of ETFs is an important resource for sophisticated ETF traders that contains a wealth of expanded strategies for technical trade setups and includes the author's best real trade examples (both winning and losing), as well as additional user-friendly technical indicators. Step by step this book offers you a how-to guide for profiting from ETFs through a unique strategy of technical analysis that was outlined in Wagner's previous book and summarized in the introduction. The strategy is designed to compare relative strength using a top-down approach.

In this book, Wagner focuses on new indicators not previously covered including candlesticks (Doji, Hammers, Hanging Man), Fibonacci, and others. He also explores essential new developments on moving average divergence/convergence (MACD), and institutional trading impact and how these elements now exert influence on the market.

  • A vital resource written for ETF traders who are ready for the next level of sophistication
  • Contains the author's signature "my best and worst trades" with real examples from his daily trading at a hedge fund
  • Includes case studies that focus on the technical indicators outlined in the book
  • Explores the role of market psychology for technical analysis traders and his trademark slogan, "Trade what you see, not what you think"

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this book will help sophisticated traders make the most of today's ETFs.

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Foreword viii

Acknowledgments ix

PART I: INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1 Some Things Have Changed, but More Has Stayed the Same 3

CHAPTER 2 Complete Synopsis of the ETF Swing Trading Strategy 11

PART II: ADVANCED TECHNICAL ANALYSIS STRATEGIES FOR TRADING ETFs

CHAPTER 3 Candlestick Patterns 31

CHAPTER 4 Fibonacci Here, There, and Everywhere! 41

CHAPTER 5 Accumulation-Distribution with RSI 59

PART III: TRADE EXAMPLES

CHAPTER 6 15 ETFs We Bought 71

CHAPTER 7 15 ETFs Sold Short 109

PART IV: MASTERING THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TRADING

CHAPTER 8 Road Map of Market Psychology 151

CHAPTER 9 Understanding the Four Stages of Every Market Cycle 161

PART V: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN ETF TRADING

CHAPTER 10 Latest Trends and Innovations in Exchange-Traded Funds 167

CHAPTER 11 Important Accounting Considerations 173

PART VI: WHERE TO GO FROM HERE

CHAPTER 12 Trading Is a Journey, Not a Destination 187

About the Authors 192

Index 193

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DERON WAGNER is the founder and head portfolio manager of Morpheus Capital LP, a long/short equity hedge fund, as well as Morpheus Trading Group, a trader education firm specializing in exchange traded funds and stocks. Recently, Wagner launched his Hong Kong–based company, DragonCharts, which helps foster the development of traders through education with live online stock analysis webinars, and includes a proprietary stock scanning platform. Wagner is the author of the first and second editions of Trading ETFs and coauthor of The Long-Term Day Trader and The After-Hours Trader. He also appears in the popular DVD, Sector Trading Strategies and is a frequent guest speaker at various financial seminars around the world and has appeared on CNBC and ABC. Wagner teaches his ETF investment and trading methodology through his Wagner Daily and Wagner Weekly newsletters.

Edward Balog has a BS in Business from Indiana University South Bend and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is the head ETF trader for Morpheus Capital LP and coauthor of the Wagner Daily, a newsletter dedicated to daily market commentary and swing trading both ETFs and stocks using technical analysis. Balog also has extensive experience in mortgage capital markets and the retail mortgage industries. He resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with his wife, Lori, and his two children, Emily and Jack. He can be reached at ed@morpheustrading.com.

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September 04, 2012
Advanced Technical Analysis of ETFs: Strategies and Market Psychology for Serious Traders

Advanced Technical Analysis of ETFs is an important resource for sophisticated ETF traders that contains a wealth of expanded strategies for technical trade setups and includes the author's best real trade examples (both winning and losing), as well as additional user-friendly technical indicators. Step by step this book offers you a how-to guide for profiting from ETFs through a unique strategy of technical analysis that was outlined in Wagner's previous book and summarized in the introduction. The strategy is designed to compare relative strength using a top-down approach.

In this book, Wagner focuses on new indicators not previously covered including candlesticks (Doji, Hammers, Hanging Man), Fibonacci, and others. He also explores essential new developments on moving average divergence/convergence (MACD), and institutional trading impact and how these elements now exert influence on the market.

  • A vital resource written for ETF traders who are ready for the next level of sophistication
  • Contains the author's signature "my best and worst trades" with real examples from his daily trading at a hedge fund
  • Includes case studies that focus on the technical indicators outlined in the book
  • Explores the role of market psychology for technical analysis traders and his trademark slogan, "Trade what you see, not what you think"

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this book will help sophisticated traders make the most of today's ETFs.

See More
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