Technical Analysis from A to Z, 2nd Edition by Steven B. AchelisTechnical Analysis from A to Z, 2nd Edition by Steven B. Achelis

Technical Analysis from A to Z, 2nd Edition

bySteven B. Achelis

Paperback | December 13, 2013

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Millions of traders participating in today’s financial markets have shot interest and involvement in technical analysis to an all-time high. This updated edition of Technical Analysis from A to Z combines a detailed explanation of what technical analysis is and how it works with overviews, interpretations, calculations, and examples of over 135 technical indicators—and how they perform under actual market conditions. Enhanced with more details to make it easier to use and understand, this book reflects the latest research findings and advances. A complete summary of major indicators that can be used in any market, it covers:
• Every trading tool from the Absolute Breadth Index to the Zig Zag
• Indicators include Arms Index, Dow Theory, and Elliott Wave Theory
• Over 35 new indicators
Steven B. Achelis is the founder of Equis International, Inc., a leading provider of investment analysis, portfolio management, and stock market data collection software. The designer of numerous trading software programs including MetaStock—the most popular technical analysis program in the world—Achelis is an experienced investment a...
Title:Technical Analysis from A to Z, 2nd EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10.7 × 7.3 × 1.3 inPublished:December 13, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Technical Analysis.

Some History.

The Human Element.

Fundamental Analysis.

The Future Can Be Found in the Past.

The Weatherman.

The Roulette Wheel.

Computerized Trading.

Price Fields.


Line Charts.

Bar Charts.

Semi-Log Versus Linear Scaling.

Volume Bar Chart.

Other Chart Types.


The Time Element.

Support and Resistance.

Supply and Demand.

Traders' Remorse.

Resistance Becomes Support.



Moving Averages.

Time Periods in Moving Averages.


Traders' Remorse.


Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD).

Leading Versus Lagging Indicators.

Trending Prices Versus Trading Prices.


Market Indicators.

Categories of Market Indicators.

Line Studies.

A Sample Approach.



Absolute Breadth Index.

Accumulation/Distribution Line.

Accumulation Swing Index.

Advance/Decline Line.

Advance/Decline Ratio.

Advancing-Declining Issues.

Advancing, Declining, Unchanged Volume.

Andrew's Pitchfork.

Arms Index (Trin).


Average True Range.

Bollinger Bands.

Breadth Thrust.

Bull/Bear Ratio.

Candlesticks, Japanese.


Chaikin Money Flow.

Chaikin Oscillator.

Chande Momentum Oscillator.

Commodity Channel Index.

Commodity Selection Index.


Demand Index.

Detrended Price Oscillator.

Directional Movement.

Double Exponential Moving Average.

Dow Theory.

Dynamic Momentum Index.

Ease of Movement.

Efficient Market Theory.

Elliot Wave Theory.

Envelopes (Trading Bands).


Fibonacci Studies.

Forecast Oscillator.

Four Percent Model.

Fourier Transform.

Fundamental Analysis.

Gann Angles.

Herrick Payoff Index.


Interest Rates.

Intraday Momentum Index.


Klinger Oscillator.

Large Block Ratio.

linear Regression Indicator.

Linear Regression Slope.

Linear Regression Trendlines.

Market Facilitation Index.

Mass Index.

McClellan Oscillator.

McClellan Summation Index.

Median Price.

Member Short Ratio.

Mesa Sine Wave.


Money Flow Index.

Moving Average Convergence/Divergence.

Moving Averages.

Negative Volume Index.

New Highs-Lows Cummulative.

New Highs-Lows Ratio.

New High-New Lows.

Odd Lot Balance Index.

Odd Lot Purchases/Sales.

Odd Lot Short Ratio.

Odds Probability Cones.

On Balance Volume.

Open Interest.

Open-10 Trin.

Option Analysis.


Parabolic Sar.


Percent Retracement.


Point and Figure.

Polarized Fractal Efficiency.

Positive Volume Index.

Price and Volume Trend.

Price Channel.

Price Oscillator.

Price Rate-of-Change.

Projection Bands.

Projection Oscillator.

Public Short Ratio.

Puts/Calls Ratio.


Quadrant Lines.


Raff Regression Channel.

Random Walk Index.

Range Indicator.


Relative Momentum Index.

Relative Strength, Comparative.

Relative Strength Index.

Relative Volatility Index.


Speed Resistance Lines.


Standard Deviation.

Standard Deviation Channel.

Standard Error.

Standard Error Bands.

Standard Error Channel.


Stochastic Momentum Index.

Stochastic Oscillator.

Swing Index.


Three Line Break.

Time Line Break.

Time Series Forecast.

Throne Levels.

Total Short Ratio.

Trade Volume Index.



Typical Price.

Ultimate Oscillator.

Upside/Downside Ratio.

Upside/Downside Volume.

Vertical Horizontal Filter.

Volatility, Chaikin's.


Volume Oscillator.


Weighted Close.

Wilder's Smoothing.

Williams's Accumulation/Distribution.

Williams's %R.

Zig Zag.