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The Forex Chartist Companion

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The Forex Chartist Companion: A Visual Approach to Technical Analysis (Wiley Trading)

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THE FOREX CHARTIST COMPANION The foreign exchange (Forex) market has quickly become the market of choice for traders looking to increase their profit potential. The combination of high liquidity and low transaction costs-as well as twenty-four-hour accessibility-has attracted the attention of both new and veteran traders. In The Forex Chartist Companion, authors and active Forex traders Michael Archer and James Bickford provide a visual window into the behavior of the Forex market along with detailed information on the mechanics of day trading, market entry timing, and much more. With this book as your guide, you'll not only become familiar with innovative software and charting systems that provide a graphical interpretation of the markets, but you'll also discover how to instantly see patterns throughout those markets. Divided into six comprehensive parts, The Forex Chartist Companion: Details Forex-specific charting techniques Illustrates the use of point and figure charting in conjunction with Forex trading Explores Forex swing charting Outlines a variety of Western and Japanese reversal charts-from pivot charts to Kagi charts Examines the actual trading system of veteran futures guru Charles Goodman Filled with numerous charts-annotated with Archer's insight into the material-and in-depth information regarding charting theory, The Forex Chartist Companion will help serious traders use technical indicators to enter this market with confidence and exit with profits.

Technical specifications

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN-10: 0470073934
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 1.2 inches

About the author

Michael Duane Archer has been a commodity futures and FOREX participant for over 30 years. He has acted as a private trader, registered CTA and CPO, branch manager (Heinold of Hawaii) and SEC investment advisor.

Archer was one of the first to do serious technical analysis research using a computer and is recognized as an expert in the fields of machine learning applied to trading.

As a CTA using his proprietary Jonathan’s Wave expert system, he managed USD 20 million in the commodity futures arena and compiled a 48% annual return with exceptionally low risk parameters and 4 Sharpe ratio, as documented in Managed Account Reports.

He has authored and co-authored several books including: Getting Started in Currency Trading (John Wiley & Sons, 2005, 2008, and 2010), The FOREX Chartist Companion (John Wiley & Sons 2006), Trading the Major Pairs (John Wiley & Sons, 2006), Getting Started in Forex Trading Strategies (2007) and Fifteen Essential FOREX Trades (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

He has presented to numerous academic proceedings on technical analysis of the markets, including: the Chicago Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (1991), The University of Chemnitz Conference on Machine Learning (1997) and Automata 2008 (UK).

He is currently beta-testing an updated version of his Jonathan’s Wave expert system, JOSTAN FX, for medium and low frequency FX trading.

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