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Aiki Trading. The Art of Trading in Harmony with the Markets. Wiley Trading

  • ID: 2242071
  • Book
  • 200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Jeff has done a terrific job combining the principles of the martial art aikido with his trading strategy. He provides a step–by–step building of his trading strategy while infusing the analogies of
aikido. I have had the opportunity to practice and teach Japanese martial arts for over 30 years and the martial art concepts that Jeff presents in his book are right on target! He also presents important concepts that are often overlooked by the beginner trader that are essential to successful trading.

Daniel M. Gramza

Gramza Capital Management, Inc.

Jeffery Tie′s work on trading in harmony or aiki is a most welcome and long overdue addition to the rare literature on eastern philosophical approaches and techniques to markets. Using and fusing the long history of Chinese martial arts philosophy and the Japanese shinkendo swordmanship. His practical how to book is about how to use the art of aikido to manage one s trading.
Peter Pontikis
Investment Management Specialist, ANZ Private
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
Director of the International Federation of Technical Analysts

It is rare to find new insights on a subject as extensively covered as trading. Jeffery Tie, educating traders at the Singapore Exchange for nearly a decade, has accomplished this with his work Aiki Trading. Weaving in a martial art perspective along with a bit of history, Jeffery superbly covers the foundational areas of trading one must master. His perspectives on being in harmony are beneficial beyond the world of trading. Aspiring traders and seasoned professionals alike should have this book in their library.
James A. Kaminecki
Chief Operating Officer

Aiki Trading analyzes the finest techniques and philosophies in two very different disciplines and marries them to produce a study that synergizes the best from both worlds. The mastery of body and self that aikido and shinkendo teach provides piercing insight into the skills and discipline necessary to successfully navigate the often turbulent waters of market trading using technical analysis, demonstrating how understanding of ancient arts can lay the foundation
for lasting prosperity.
Bob Tan
Associate Director
HWANGDBS Investment Bank Berhad

Aiki Trading is very easy to read and demystifies a complex subject in a language that would–be traders on the street can easily read and understand. Jeffery Tie′s writing style, like that of his martial arts, cuts to the heart of the subject matter he uses his pen as a bushido′s katana in the complex world of trading. All in all a great book for the "would–be trader to the neophyte trader," or the layman on the street that wants to get a grasp of what "this trading caper is all about."
Stephen "Ox" Noonan
Proprietary Trader Consultant

Jeff has successfully transposed the important physical and philosophical aspects of martial arts into financial markets trading. Beginners and experienced traders can learn important lessons from this book.
Th′ng Beng Hooi, CFA
SGX Academy Secretariat

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Foreword ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

The Philosophy of Aiki Trading 2

CHAPTER 1 Aikido 7

History 7

The Principles and Techniques of Aikido 10

CHAPTER 2 Candlestick Charting 15

Feudal Japan s Ethos, and its Impact on the Development of Japanese Candlestick Charting 15

The Methods of Aiki Trading 19

CHAPTER 3 The Expanded Sideways Range Pattern 25

Bulls, Bears, and Turtles 28

Observations and Conclusion 31

Codifying the Trading Rules for the Expanded Sideways Range Pattern 31

The Action Zones 31

The Entry Trigger 32

Risk and Money Management: The Stop Loss Exit 34

Qualifying the Trade 42

CHAPTER 4 The Directional Trending Pattern 51

Identifying and Trading a Type 1 Trend Pattern 61

Planning the Stop Loss Exit 66

The Structural Risk 68

The Profit Exit Strategy 68

Timeframe and the Selection of its Relevant Moving Average Value 71

CHAPTER 5 The Successful Breakout 77

Managing the Trade 92

CHAPTER 6 Using Oscillators 97

Relative Strength Index 98

The RSI Divergence Signal (or RSI Camouflage Signal) 104

The Slow Stochastic Oscillator 108

CHAPTER 7 Applying Fibonacci Numbers and Ratios in Trade Analysis 119

Assessing the Fibonacci Profit Target 127

CHAPTER 8 Trade Volume and its Interpretation 139

CHAPTER 9 Risk, Money, and Trade Management 153

The Learning Phase 153

Trading for Profits 155

The Preservation of Capital 156

Money Management: The Preservation of Our Capital 157

Risk Management Combined with the 2 Percent Money Management Rule 158

Position Sizing 161

Winning Trade Management and the Rule of 3 163

CHAPTER 10 On Trading Psychology 173

Summary 175

Beliefs About Success 175

Market Understanding 175

Risk Management, Money Management, and Trade Management 176

Winning Psychology 177

Index 181

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