Everything you need to pass Level I of the CMT Program
CMT Level I 2017: An Introduction to Technical Analysis fully prepares you to demonstrate the basic competencies of an entry–level analyst, including a working knowledge of terminology and the ability to discuss key concepts and fundamental analytical tools. Covered topics address theory and history, markets, market indicators, construction, confirmation, cycles, selection and decision, system testing, and statistical analysis. The Level I exam emphasizes trend, chart, and pattern analysis.
This cornerstone guidebook of the Chartered Market Technician® Program will provide every advantage to passing Level I.
What Is the CMT® Program? xi
How This Book Was Created xiii
Chapter 1 The Basic Principle of T echnical Analysis The Trend 1Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist
Chapter 2 Dow Theory 13Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist
Chapter 3 History and Construction of Charts 25Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist
Chapter 4 Trends The Basics 43Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist
Chapter 5 Breakouts, Stops, and Retracements 73Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist
Chapter 6 Moving Averages 95Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist
Chapter 7 Bar Chart Patterns 123Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist
Chapter 8 Short–Term Patterns 157Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist
Chapter 9 Confirmation 199Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist
Chapter 10 Point and Figure Charting 241Perry J. Kaufman
Chapter 11 Introduction to the Wave Principle 267Wayne Gorman, Jeffrey Kennedy, and Robert R. Prechter, Jr.
Chapter 12 The Anatomy of E lliott Wave Trading 285Wayne Gorman, Jeffrey Kennedy, and Robert R. Prechter, Jr.
Chapter 13 Overview 301David Wilson
Chapter 14 Government 311David Wilson
Chapter 15 Companies 335David Wilson
Chapter 16 Hard Assets 361David Wilson
Chapter 17 Indexes 377David Wilson
Chapter 18 Option Pricing Basics 385Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber, Stephen J. Brown, and William N. Goetzmann
Chapter 19 Understanding Implied Volatility 395Russell Rhoads
Chapter 20 About the VIX Index 407Russell Rhoads
Chapter 21 Consensus and Commitment Indicators 421Dr. Alexander Elder
Chapter 22 Measuring Market Strength 429Charles D. Kirkpatrick II and Julie R. Dahlquist
Chapter 23 Seasonality and Calendar Patterns 463Perry J. Kaufman
Chapter 24 What Is the Efficient Market Hypothesis? 475Edwin T. Burton and Sunit N. Shah
Chapter 25 The EMH and the Market Model 483Edwin T. Burton and Sunit N. Shah
Chapter 26 The Forerunners to Behavioral Finance 491Edwin T. Burton and Sunit N. Shah
Chapter 27 Noise Traders and the Law of One Price 497Edwin T. Burton and Sunit N. Shah
Chapter 28 Noise Traders as Technical Traders 505Edwin T. Burton and Sunit N. Shah
Chapter 29 Academic Approaches to Technical Analysis 515Andrew W. Lo and Jasmina Hasanhodzic
Chapter 30 Basic Concepts and Calculations 529Perry J. Kaufman
Chapter 31 Objective Rules and Their Evaluation 543David Aronson
Chapter 32 Being Right or Making Money 559Ned Davis
Chapter 33 The Model–Building Process 589Ned Davis
Chapter 34 Relative Strength as a Criterion for Investment Selection 605Robert A. Levy
For over 40 years the Market Technicians Association has worked to advance the discipline of technical analysis. What started as a small group of sell–side analysts on Wall Street is now a global association of over 4,500 members in 85 countries. The mission of the Market Technicians Association is to establish and maintain the highest professional standards among technical analysts by educating the investment community about the theory, practice, and application of technical analysis.