The Nature of Trends by Ray Barros is one of the finest introductions to trading I′ve yet encountered. Clearly and concisely, Ray lays out principles for assessing and trading markets, emphasizing congestion ranges, trends, and the interplay of these across time frames. Examples and charts bring the ideas to life, emphasizing practical application of ideas ranging from market profile to wave patterns. This is a book not only to be studied, but savored."
Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The Psychology of Trading and
Enhancing Trader Performance
"After spending over a decade in the financial services industry, particularly focused on technical analysis, I have seen many traders over–complicate what should be a straight forward pursuit. The Nature of Trends by Ray Barros will bring you back to the most fundamental (and often forgotten) rules of trading, which is to identify the trend and then trade within it. I would recommend that every serious trader read this book at least once a year as adopting the simple strategies in this book can help you to flow with the market instead of fighting against it."
Market Analyst Software
"The Nature of Trends by Ray Barros is a book for serious traders. A trader always searches for information, but the serious ones search for in–depth knowledge which can only be found in Ray′s book.
Author, The Trading Edge, How to Trade Like a Winner
"In The Nature of Trends, the author reveals valuable concepts for profiting from a clearer understanding of market structure and the probable duration of tradable trends. There′s no fluff, filler, or old rehashed ideas in this refreshing volume on market dynamics. Novice and advanced trader alike will benefit from this comprehensive and enlightening study."
Senior Market Strategist
NextView Pte. Ltd.
"Identifying and monitoring trends in the market is a key skill in any successful trading campaign. Ray′s in–depth analysis and insights make The Nature of Trends a must read for those who are taking trading seriously."
CMC Markets Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Chapter 1: Definition and Identification of Trends
Chapter 2: Change in Trend Patterns
Chapter 3: Acceptance, and the Function and Impact of Time Frames
Chapter 4: Derivative Indicators
Chapter 5: Entry and Trade Management
Chapter 6: Effective Money Management and Winning Psychology
Chapter 7: Barros Swings in Action
Appendix: Formulas for Constructing Barros Swings