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Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts
By: Bulkowski, Thomas N.

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Item #: 5137522
Pages: 1200
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 0470182016
Type: Book - Hard Cover
Publish Date : 3/7/2008
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Synopsis:

A comprehensive guide to candlestick patterns created by an expert in the field


Bulkowski opens this reference guide with an introduction to candlestick patterns then takes the reader into a review of 102 candlesticks.  He then offers readers an important statistics table; a brief discussion of how to read each statistics table entry followed by terminology; and an index of candlesticks giving a collection of small figures, one for each candlestick, and associated page reference.

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Jacket Description:
A comprehensive guide to candlestick patterns created by an expert in the field

Candlestick patterns are footprints of the smart money, and deciphering those footprints properly can bring traders and investors riches. Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts takes an in-depth look at 103 candlesticks, from identification guidelines and statistical analysis of their behavior to detailed trading tactics. This is the first book ever to combine a comprehensive list of candlesticks with a statistical review of their performance. This easy-to-read and -use reference book follows the same format as the bestselling Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, and is sure to spark debate among candlestick users and non-users alike.

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Editorial Review:

Candlesticks can help you become a better trader, but only if you learn how they work, know what to look for, and understand the trading setups that can bring out their best. Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts can help you do all this and much more.
Following in the footsteps of author Thomas Bulkowski's bestselling Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns—and structured in the same way—this easy-to-read and -use reference book takes an in-depth look at 103 candlestick formations, from identification guidelines and statistical analysis of their behavior to detailed trading tactics.
In each chapter of Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts, you'll find:
Behavior and Rank, which show how each candle is theoretically supposed to work and how it actually does in both bull and bear markets, including rankings against other candlesticks plus the psychology behind the pattern
Identification Guidelines that describe what to look for
Statistics, which include the following tables: general statistics, height statistics, andvolume stats
Trading Tactics that discuss strategies to increase profits and minimize risk, plus tables of reversal rates and indicators to improve performance
Sample Trades, which walk you through a hypothetical or actual trade using real data
For Best Performance, a quick-reference tableof selection tips to boost performance
Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts also includes chapters that contain important discoveries, statistical summaries, a discussion of distinct methodologies that explain each table entry in detail, a glossary of relevant terms, and a visual index to make candlestick identification easy.
Whether you're a novice trader or an experienced hedge fund manager, the Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts has something for you. No other book combines a comprehensive list of candlesticks with a statistical review of their performance—in both bull and bear markets—in one easily accessible package. The information you find here will quickly enhance your understanding of this field and allow you to trade in a more effective way.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Thomas N. Bulkowski (Keller, TX) is a successful full-time investor and the author of the Wiley titles Getting Started in Chart Patterns (978-0-471-72766-8), Trading Classic Chart Patterns (978-0-471-43575-4), and Encyclopedia of Chart Patterns, Second Edition (978-0-471-66826-8). He is also a frequent contributor to SFO and Active Trader magazines and a contributing writer to Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, with nearly 100 articles in publication worldwide.

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Table of Contents:
Preface.
Introduction.
1. Findings.
2. Statistics Summary.
3. 8 New Price Lines.
4. 10 New Price Lines.
5. 12 New Price Lines.
6. 13 New Price Lines.
7. Abandoned Baby, Bearish.
8. Abandoned Baby, Bullish.
9. Above The Stomach.
10. Advance Block.
11. Below The Stomach.
12. Belt Hold, Bearish.
13. Belt Hold, Bullish.
14. Breakaway, Bearish.
15. Breakaway, Bullish.
16. Candle, Black.
17. Candle, Short Black.
18. Candle, Short White.
19. Candle, White.
20. Concealing Baby Swallow.
21. Dark Cloud Cover.
22. Deliberation.
23. Doji Dragonfly.
24. Doji Gapping Down.
25. Doji Gapping Up.
26. Doji Gravestone.
27. Doji Long Legged.
28. Doji Northern.
29. Doji Southern.
30. Doji Star, Bearish.
31. Doji Star, Bullish.
32.. Doji Star, Collapsing.
33. Downside Gap Three Methods.
34. Downside Tasuki Gap.
35. Engulfing, Bearish.
36. Engulfing, Bullish.
37. Evening Doji Star.
38 Evening Star.
39 Falling Three Methods.
40. Hammer.
41. Hammer, Inverted.
42. Hanging Man.
43. Harami Bearish.
44. Harami Bullish.
45. Harami Cross, Bearish.
46. Harami Cross, Bullish
47. High Wave.
48. Homing Pigeon.
49. Identical Three Crows.
50. In Neck.
51. Kicking, Bearish Or Kicker.
52. Kicking, Bullish Or Kicker
53. Ladder Bottom.
54. Last Engulfing Bottom.
55. Last Engulfing Top.
56. Long Day, Black.
57. Long Day, White.
58. Marubozu, Black.
59. Marubozu, ClosingBlack.
60. Marubozu, Closing White.
61. Marubozu, Opening Black.
62. Marubozu, Opening White.
63. Marubozu, White.
64. Mat Hold.
65. Matching Low.
66. Meeting Lines, Bearish.
67. Meeting Lines, Bullish.
68. Morning Doji Star.
69. Morning Star.
70. On Neck.
71. Piercing Pattern.
72. Rickshaw Man.
73. Rising Three Methods.
74. Separating Lines, Bearish.
75. Separating Lines, Bullish.
76. Shooting Star.
77. Shooting Star, 2 Candles.
78. Side-By-Side White Lines, Bearish.
79. Side-By-Side White Lines, Bullish.
80. Spinning Top, Black.
81. Spinning Top, White.
82. Stick Sandwich.
83. Takuri Lines.
84. Three Black Crows.
85. Three Inside Down.
86. Three Inside Up.
87. Three Line Strike, Bearish.
88. Three Line Strike, Bullish.
89. Three Outside Down.
90. Three Outside Up.
91. Three Stars In The South.
92. Three White Soldiers.
93. Thrusting.
94. Tri-Star, Bearish.
95. Tri-Star, Bullish.
96. Tweezers, Bottom.
97. Tweezers, Top.
98. Two Black Gapping Candles.
99. Two Crows.
100.Unique Three River Bottom.
101. Upside Gap Three Methods.
102. Upside Gap Two Crows.
103. Upside Tasuki Gap.
104. Window, Falling.
105. Window, Rising.
Glossary And Methodology.
Visual Index.
Index.


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Review:
"Great research, great organization, and a wealth of information. Not only does Tom identify the best formations, he shows the practical way to trade each one. And, he puts the best results right in front, rather than playing hide-and-seek with the reader. You don't need to be a chartist to get value from this book. I highly recommend it."
—Perry Kaufman, author of New Trading Systems and Methods, Fourth Edition

"Man cannot live on bread alone, and according to Tom Bulkowski's research, one cannot trade by candlesticks alone. Tom's intensive statistical work seeks out the truth in the frequency and reliability of trading with candlestick charts. His exhaustive and thorough research will give the reader an eye opener to help guide them in their trading decisions. This is a must-read edition of a high-caliber piece of trading literature for every trader who uses candlecharts."
—John Person, author of Candlestick and Pivot Point Trading Triggers and President of Nationalfutures.com

"When I wrote the Third Edition of Candlestick Charting Explained, I believed I had thoroughly covered every aspect of this respectable analysis technique. Tom has written a solid reference that can easily be used in coordination with other books in this exciting field. The Encyclopedia of Candlestick Charts is a reference that every technical analyst will want to own."
—Gregory L. Morris, Senior Portfolio Manager, PMFM, Inc., and author of Candlestick Charting Explained, Third Edition and The Complete Guide to Market Breadth Indicators


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