Bruce M. Kamich, CMT
Adjunct Professor of Finance at Baruch College and Rutgers University
Past President of the Market Technicians Association
"Steve Poser is one of the few people I’ve met who can integrate Elliott Wave analysis into a normal conversation on the markets and make sense."
Editor, Quick Takes Pro technical newsletter
Technical Analysis Columnist, Barron’s Online
Numerous books have tried to capture the essence of Elliott Wave theory, but they either made Elliott more complicated than it needed to be, or, in an effort to overcome the perceived complexity of analysis using Elliott, oversimplified the process.
In Applying Elliott Wave Theory Profitably, author and Elliott Wave expert Steven Poser takes a fresh approach to this proven trading strategy, giving you the most well–rounded and straightforward lesson on how to make money using Elliott Wave theory. Drawing from his many years of Elliott Wave experience, Poser:
- Explores how and why technical analysis works, and shows you where Elliott Wave theory fits into that picture
- Reveals each of the basic and advanced patterns that the market might trace out and discusses the market conditions that typically produce these patterns
- Outlines how to build an efficient trading plan
- Illustrates how to continuously update your plan in real time as the market provides you with further information by way of a constant stream of prices, volume, and news
- Examines how to review the market from multiple time frames, so you know what degree of price retracements to expect, as well as what your risks and rewards may be
Written in a clear, easy–to–understand manner, Applying Elliott Wave Theory Profitably is a thorough and essential resource for any trader looking to better understand a proven trading strategy and boost their bottom line.
CHAPTER 1: Surfing Basics.
The Basic Pattern.
Investor Psychology and Sentiment.
Psychological Basis for Technical Analysis and the Elliott Wave Theory.
The Right Charts.
The Basic Formations?Impulse Waves.
The Basic Formations?Correction Waves.
The Basic Formations?Wave Characteristics.
The Contrary Opinion Trap.
Sentiment and Technical Characteristics of Waves.
Dow Theory and Elliott Wave Theory.
The Fractal Nature of Price Movements.
Impulse versus Correction and the Time Factor.
Practical Pattern Recognition.
Multiple Time–Frame Analysis.
CHAPTER 2: Advanced Concepts.
Elliott Wave and Classical Technical Analysis.
Failed Fifth Waves.
CHAPTER 3: Tsunami or Wavelet?Measurement Techniques.
The Golden Ratio.
The Tendency of Alternation.
Flats versus Zigzags.
Price Projections and Targ ets.
Fibonacci Day Counts.
CHAPTER 4: Interlude?Does Elliott Work Outside of the Stock Market?
Elliott Does Not Require Prices to Rise Forever.
Explaining Rising Equity Market Prices: It?s Not Just Inflation.
The 1929?1942 Depression Era Triangle.
Elliott Waves for All Markets.
CHAPTER 5: Building an Elliott Wave Trading Plan.
What Time–Frame Will You Trade?
Know Your Risk Profile.
Computer–Generated Wave Counts.
Look at Your Potential Trade in Multiple Time–Frames.
Get the Fundamental and Sentiment Pictures.
Keep an Open Mind.
Step 1: Preparation and Initial Research.
Step 2: Long–Term Data Review.
Step 3: Sharpen Your Time–Frame Focus.
Step 4: Trading Time–Frame Analysis.
Step 5: Review Charts One Time–Frame Lower.
Step 6: The Details.
Step 7: Monitoring.
CHAPTER 6: Tying It All Together.
The Bubble Bursts: Intel Corporation.
The Dollar and the Yen.
Day Trading with Elliott.
CHAPTER 7: The Psychology of an Elliott Wave?Based Trader.
Trading and Analysis Are Two Different Things.
Know the Psychology of Indicators.
Control Your Emotions.
Knowledge and Intelligence Are Necessary But Not Sufficient for Good Trading.
Separate Yourself from the Crowd.
Understand Why You Are Placing an Order.
Understand What You Trade?The Charts Are Not Enough!
Don?t Forget Your Wave Characteristics?Make Sure Your Counts Are Consistent with Market Sentiment.
CHAPTER 8: Future Waves.
But You?re a Technical Analyst?Why All the Economics?
The State of the World?2003.
Whence the Dollar.
Japan?s Bear Market Ends.