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The Candlestick Course
By: Nison, Steve

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Item #: 84668
Pages: 219
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471227285
Type: Book - Soft Cover
Publish Date : 6/17/2003
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Synopsis:
Get instruction from the expert in Candlestick Charting, Steve Nison. In this easy-to-understand book, Nison explains the practical applications of this hot new trend. By providing quizzes, Q&As, and intensive examples, Nison gives readers the knowledge they need to get involved in this new financial concept.

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Candlestick charting is more popular than ever before, with a legion of new traders and investors being introduced to the concept by some of today’s hottest investment gurus. Having introduced the candlestick technique to the West through two of his bestselling books, Steve Nison is regarded as a luminary in the field of candlestick charting. In his new venture, The Candlestick Course, Nison explains patterns of varying complexity and tests the reader’s knowledge with quizzes, Q&As, and intensive examples. In accessible and easy-to-understand language, this book offers expert instruction on the practical applications of candlestick charting to give every level of investor a complete understanding of this proven, profitable, and time-tested investing technique. Straightforward answers quickly clarify this easy-to-use charting method. This guide will allow readers to recognize and implement various candlestick patterns and lines in today’s real-world trading environment–giving them a noticeable edge in their trading activities.


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Table of Contents:
Foreword by Toni Turner.

About the Author.

Introduction.

UNIT ONE: THE ESSENTIALS.

Section One. Candle Chart Overview.

Section Two. Candlestick Construction.

Section Three. Basic Market Strategies.

UNIT TWO. SINGLE CANDLE LINES.

Section One. Spinning Tops and High Wave Candles.

Section Two. The Magic Doji.

Section Three. Long Real Bodies, the Consummate Storytellers.

UNIT THREE. CANDLE PATTERNS.

Section One. Close Cousins: Piercing Engulfing and Counterattack Patterns.

Section Two. The Harami and Harami Cross, Morning and Evening Stars.

Section Three. Picturesque Storytellers: Tweezers, Crows and Soldiers.

Section Four. Disjointed Cadles: Rising and Falling Windows.

UNIT FOUR.

Section One. Practical Examples.

Section Two. Trading Guidelines.

UNIT FIVE. DAY BY DAY.

UNIT SIX. BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER: REAL WORLD INTERACTIVE EXAMPLES.

Conclusion.

Candlestick Glossary.

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Review:
BOOK REVIEW by Jaye Abbate, Traders' Library
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The Candlestick Course by Steve Nison
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Finally, some good news for traders who've been battered during the recent rocky markets. Steve Nison - top selling author of the pioneering book, Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques - is breaking new ground once again with the release of a long-awaited “course book.” This unique new teaching guide is an ideal training tool for newcomers to candle charts, and the perfect way for active trading veterans to sharpen and refine skills as they navigate today's volatile markets.

Whether you've read Steve Nison's two classic books on candle charting or not - if you're a swing trader, technical trader, day trader or active investor - chances are you're already using some of the groundbreaking charting techniques he introduced to the western world. Not only do his innovative methods visually signal shifts in trends and price patterns with amazing accuracy, they are simple to learn, can easily confirm buy/sell signals when combined with Western indicators, and they contain powerful applications for today's unpredictable short-term markets. Now, the world's leading expert in the field presents The Candlestick Course, a hands-on course book that will help you master his landmark techniques.

From the basic to the more complex stages of pattern recognition, each chapter in this easy-reading guidebook is a self-contained “lesson” - complete with learning objectives, key terms, detailed instruction and practical applications. Plus - each chapter ends with a review quiz, allowing you to perfect your charting abilities before moving on to the next phase.

Two additional features make this book another Nison stand-out - and a must for all active investors:
1) The visual candlestick “glossary” identifies and explains at-a-glance every important pattern and its possible applications.

2) The progressive charting chapter is a case-study section that let's you to track a chart - section by section - over successive days and weeks, just as you would in the real world. With detailed charts and supporting explanations - you'll be able to “progress” your knowledge of candle charts quickly, and apply them more effectively to your own trading.

Bestselling author and trading instructor Toni Turner notes in her introduction to The Candlestick Course that Nison's first book “talked about charts in a way I could understand - and enjoy!” Now, Nison continues the tradition with this easy to follow handbook. Candlesticks display a trader's most important signal - a price trend reversal, or change - and Nison's new chapter-by-chapter course book for recognizing and acting on these changes provides traders with all the essentials for …

- Building a solid foundation to candlestick charts
- Testing and reinforcing your ability to accurately analyze & interpret charts
- Proven methods to pinpoint critical market opportunities - as they arise
- Potent decision-making tools that confirm or enhance buy/sell signals
- Plus, a valuable case study section to walk you through typical trades - preparing you to react decisively when faced with similar situations in your own trading

The Candlestick Course will give you the means to recognize and apply these powerful indicators with even greater precision. Nison's latest classic adds another dimension to his highly regarded body of work to date. And, the study-guide design of the book makes mastering these powerful techniques more user-friendly.

As Toni Turner explains in the book's foreword, “This course book has been designed as an interactive study guide. A supplement to Steve Nison's books, video and online courses - it gives you a framework in which to study and apply candlestick charting techniques.” And, whether viewed as a complement to Nison's other works - or as your initiation into the world of candle charts - this guide can give you a noticeable edge in the markets by training you to recognize and implement candle patterns and lines in today's real world trading environment.

Traders really can't do much better than to get hands-on training straight from the top expert in a field. Now, The Candlestick Course will help you understand exactly why Nison's efforts have “literally revolutionized technical analysis of the financial markets” - and how you can personally benefit from his expertise. It's truly a “must” for every investment library.


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