Jonathan Dean, Vice President, FutureSource
"We’ve long touted the benefits of this powerful investment strategy at MrSwing.com, and John Crane’s new work makes an excellent addition to the body of educational material available on swing trading. His cutting–edge techniques are right on the money."
Larry Swing, MrSwing.com
In Advanced Swing Trading, John Crane, a veteran trader and cofounder of Traders Network, discusses his work with Action/Reaction trading theory, and illustrates a whole new way of using time, price, and patterns to predict, identify, and trade future market swings. Chapter by informative chapter, you’ll be introduced to the concepts that encompass this proven method, including:
- Market behavior
- Reaction swings
- Swing trading reaction swings
- The Reaction cycle
- Action and reaction lines
- Entering and exiting trades
- Reversal dates
- Long–term versus short–term trends
- And much more
Filled with practical advice from a seasoned veteran, real–world examples, and informative charts and graphs, Advanced Swing Trading provides a comprehensive look at the art of swing trading. This valuable book offers clear, step–by–step guidance that will allow you to apply the swing trading methodology to any portfolio and improve your bottom line.
CHAPTER 1 Order from Chaos 1
A discussion of market behavior how it is affected by human emotions and by economic supply and demand. The Action/Reaction theory of a natural cycle that circulates throughout the market.
CHAPTER 2 What Is a Reaction Swing? 9
The Reaction swing is the central point where the Action ends and the Reaction begins. Rules to identify Reaction swings and to project future turning points in the market.
CHAPTER 3 Swing Trading the Reaction Swing 23
Using the Reaction swing to identify short–term trading signals. Rules for entry. Target projections based on time and price.
CHAPTER 4 The Reaction Cycle 45
Market trends will unfold through an identifiable pattern called the Reaction cycle. How to identify each segment of this cycle from beginning to end.
CHAPTER 5 Reaction Lines 57
Projecting target prices using Action/Reaction lines.
CHAPTER 6 The Price Is Right 73
Where and when is the right time to exit a trade? An easy method to determine when the price is right.
CHAPTER 7 Reversal Dates and the Gann Fan 85
Reversal dates are based on a natural cycle that circulates through the market. How natural support and resistance levels can work in conjunction with the Reversal dates.
CHAPTER 8 Market Tells 101
Price patterns exhibit specific characteristics. How these patterns foretell future market action.
CHAPTER 9 Time, Price, and Pattern Working Together 131
Combining time and price projections with price patterns to confirm entry and exit signals.
CHAPTER 10 When the Patterns Do Not Match Exactly 137
Nothing works 100 percent of the time. What to do when the patterns do not match exactly.
CHAPTER 11 Bullish and Bearish Divergence 147
Another technical indicator used to identify trend exhaustion.
CHAPTER 12 When You Can t Find the Cycle 155
An alternative use of the Reaction swing. A testimony for the versatility of the Reaction swing. Using one Reaction swing to project several future Reversal dates.
CHAPTER 13 Long–Term Trend versus Short–Term Trend 171
Long–term trends are often connected by a specific pattern. How to identify the long–term trends using the A–B–C pattern.
CHAPTER 14 When Is the Price Right? 179
Price can exceed time when unexpected events surprise the market. How the Action/Reaction lines establish predetermined exit targets.
CHAPTER 15 Stocks 187
Applying the Reaction swing methodology to individual stocks.
CHAPTER 16 Knowledge Is Power 193
The best investment that you can make is investment in yourself. The market knowledge that will give you the edge.
CHAPTER 17 Some Final Words 197
Words of wisdom.
Resources for Traders 201
APPENDIX: Charting Basics 205
What you should know about bar charts.