Technical Analysis

The Heretics of Finance (5 stars)

If you want a taste of a wide number of accomplished technicians, this book will give you that.  It wilol also give you jumping-off points into TA literature and TA-friendly academic work describing Technical Analysis.  If you are into some of the main characters in TA, this tells their stories, and elucidates the attitudes of disciplined appliers of TA.

You can buy it here: The Heretics of Finance: Conversations with the Leading Practitioners of Technical Analysis.

Invest by Knowing What Stocks to Buy and What Stocks to Sell (3 Stars)

This is a simple book that reinforces the idea that one needs to pay attention to valuation (in a rudimentary way), and also to momentum.  Whiule I don’t endorse the specific methods of the book, I will say that for someone with a low amount of time, and wantingto do a little better than the market averages, he could do so over the intermediate-term with the methods in the book.

If you want, you can find it here: Beat the Market: Invest by Knowing What Stocks to Buy and What Stocks to Sell

Trend Following (2 Stars)


If I didn’t have prior background knowledge, I would be scratching my head to figure out how I could reliably pick investments in a trend following mode in order to make significant excess profits, as well as know where to sell them.

I don’t recommend it, but you can buy it here: