A time-tested approach to trading the markets
In Candlestick and Pivot Point Trading Triggers, author and financial expert John Person discusses the method of using a pivot point moving average approach, combining the use of candlestick charting methods, that will allow readers to improve their overall trading performance. This book also illustrates how to incorporate set-ups and triggers based on the common elements in technical analysis that all traders have equal access to. With the tools and techniques outlined in this book, readers will be able to put together a trading plan that consistently yields profits. The author fully discloses some of his proprietary set-ups, complete with rules on the entries and exits to help traders identify high probability trades.
John L. Person, CTA (Palm Beach, FL) is President of Nationalfutures.com, a professional advisory service and President of J&B Capital Management. He is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. In 1998, he developed his own proprietary trading system and began publishing "The Bottom-Line Financial and Futures Newsletter."
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With instant electronic market access and powerful financial tools at their disposal, today's "technician"—one who practices the art of technical analysis—has more opportunities than ever before to profitably trade in a variety of markets. But in order to truly excel, you need a method that will allow you to identify market moves, and strategies that will allow you to make the most of those moves.
John Person has been in the trading business for almost thirty years—as a broker, a trader, and a teacher of traders. During this time, he's refined his trading skills and, by using candlestick formations in conjunction with pivot points, developed a reliable methodology that will help you make smarter trades with less risk.
In his first book, A Complete Guide to Technical Trading Tactics, Person introduced traders to the concept of integrating candlestick charting with pivot point analysis. Now, in Candlestick and Pivot Point Trading Triggers, he goes a step further and shows you how to devise your own setups and triggers—in the stock, forex, and futures markets—based on a moving average approach.
Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, this comprehensive guide:
Examines the methodology of pivot point analysis and how it can be applied to different markets
Shows you what to look for when reading candlestick charts and why you should rely on price rather than indicators
Discusses how to find certain setups and explains what triggers a call to trading action
Walks you through the various types of stop orders, including when and where to place them
Illustrates how back testing your methods can help uncover the strengths and weaknesses ofyour system
Person also fully discloses some of his proprietary setups, such as the high close doji, the low close doji, and the jack hammer pattern, complete with rules on the entries and exits to help you identify high probability trades.
With the tools and techniques outlined in this book—which includes a companion CD-ROM that contains Person's own Pivot Point Calculator and an instructional presentation on how to use it—you'll be able to put together a trading plan that consistently helps you yield profits.
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PRAISE FOR Candlestick and Pivot Point Trading Triggers
"Candlestick and Pivot Point Trading Triggers provides traders the opportunity to better apply a combination of two techniques that are often used independently. The breadth of information offered here will make any trader anxious to attempt combining candlestick patterns and pivot points."
—Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan, Editor, Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities magazine
"Whether you are a novice or a seasoned trader, this is a MUST-read book! In the ocean of trading books available today, this one is quite unique. It contains the blueprint for achieving success in trading stocks, futures, and forex. Don't just read this book and put it on a shelf—use it as a trading plan, strategy, and exact set of steps you need to take to achieve the same results John has had trading stocks, futures, and forex."
—Mona Khan, President, Forex Traders Association
"This is an excellent and original book. It's the definitive work on the complex subject of pivot point trading and a must-read for all equity, futures, and currency traders."
—Alan Farley, Editor and Publisher, Hard Right Edge, www.hardrightedge.com
"This is a highly valuable trading manual. John takes his readers on an educational journey that is well organized, informative, and compelling. His explanations of candle patterns and pivot analysis, applied to various markets, are extremely insightful. This book serves as a wonderful resource to all traders who want to increase their profit potential and success!"
—Toni Turner, President, TrendStar Trading Group, Inc. author of A Beginner's Guide to Day Trading Online, A Beginner's Guide to Short-Term Trading, and Short-Term Trading in the New Stock Market
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