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CMT Level I 2017: An Introduction to Technical Analysis

CMT Level I 2017: An Introduction to Technical Analysis

ISBN: 978-1-119-36167-1

Jan 2017

640 pages

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$225.00

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Everything you need to pass Level I of the CMT Program

CMT Level I 2017: An Introduction to Technical Analysis fully prepares you to demonstrate the basic competencies of an entry-level analyst, including a working knowledge of terminology and the ability to discuss key concepts and fundamental analytical tools. Covered topics address theory and history, markets, market indicators, construction, confirmation, cycles, selection and decision, system testing, and statistical analysis. The Level I exam emphasizes trend, chart, and pattern analysis.

This cornerstone guidebook of the Chartered Market Technician® Program will provide every advantage to passing Level I.

About the Market Technicians Association ix

What Is the CMT® Program? xi

How This Book Was Created xiii

Preface xv

Chapter 1 The Basic Principle of T echnical Analysis—The Trend 1
Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist

Chapter 2 Dow Theory 13
Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist

Chapter 3 History and Construction of Charts 25
Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist

Chapter 4 Trends—The Basics 43
Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist

Chapter 5 Breakouts, Stops, and Retracements 73
Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist

Chapter 6 Moving Averages 95
Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist

Chapter 7 Bar Chart Patterns 123
Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist

Chapter 8 Short-Term Patterns 157
Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist

Chapter 9 Confirmation 199
Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist

Chapter 10 Point and Figure Charting 241
Perry J. Kaufman

Chapter 11 Introduction to the Wave Principle 267
Wayne Gorman, Jeffrey Kennedy, and Robert R. Prechter, Jr.

Chapter 12 The Anatomy of E lliott Wave Trading 285
Wayne Gorman, Jeffrey Kennedy, and Robert R. Prechter, Jr.

Chapter 13 Overview 301
David Wilson

Chapter 14 Government 311
David Wilson

Chapter 15 Companies 335
David Wilson

Chapter 16 Hard Assets 361
David Wilson

Chapter 17 Indexes 377
David Wilson

Chapter 18 Option Pricing Basics 385
Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber, Stephen J. Brown, and William N. Goetzmann

Chapter 19 Understanding Implied Volatility 395
Russell Rhoads

Chapter 20 About the VIX Index 407
Russell Rhoads

Chapter 21 Consensus and Commitment Indicators 421
Dr. Alexander Elder

Chapter 22 Measuring Market Strength 429
Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist

Chapter 23 Seasonality and Calendar Patterns 463
Perry J. Kaufman

Chapter 24 What Is the Efficient Market Hypothesis? 475
Edwin T. Burton and Sunit N. Shah

Chapter 25 The EMH and the “Market Model” 483
Edwin T. Burton and Sunit N. Shah

Chapter 26 The Forerunners to Behavioral Finance 491
Edwin T. Burton and Sunit N. Shah

Chapter 27 Noise Traders and the Law of One Price 497
Edwin T. Burton and Sunit N. Shah

Chapter 28 Noise Traders as Technical Traders 505
Edwin T. Burton and Sunit N. Shah

Chapter 29 Academic Approaches to Technical Analysis 515
Andrew W. Lo and Jasmina Hasanhodzic

Chapter 30 Basic Concepts and Calculations 529
Perry J. Kaufman

Chapter 31 Objective Rules and Their Evaluation 543
David Aronson

Chapter 32 Being Right or Making Money 559
Ned Davis

Chapter 33 The Model-Building Process 589
Ned Davis

Chapter 34 Relative Strength as a Criterion for Investment Selection 605
Robert A. Levy