Rivalland On Swing Trading: A Guide To Profitable Short-Term Investing
Swing trading is an approach to the stock market which is concerned less with value (a moveable feast as many have found out), and more with exploiting short-term upswings and downswings in share prices and market indices. Although the ranks of swing traders swell daily, not many traders know that there is a type of chart, a swing chart, which is designed specifically for swing trading.
In this ground-breaking book, Marc Rivalland, author of ‘The Trader’ column in Investors Chronicle, shows how swing charts can be used to perfect market timing. Moreover, Marc reveals his hitherto secret modifications to Gann swing charts which make them even more effective for stock market traders. W. D. Gann said “a study of swings in active stocks will convince a man that he can make far greater profits in swings than in any other way of trading”. With this book, you get GANN and more.
In addition, Marc uses his two decades of experience with point & figure charts to bring to readers an up-to-date and thoroughly modern evaluation of the best point & figure signals to use when trading individual equities. Point & figure is enjoying an enormous resurgence. Readers of this book will discover new insights into this proven and popular 100+year old method of charting share prices.
Marc reveals his proprietary method of integrating swing charts and point & figure charts to further increase the chances of success. There is a chapter on the vital RSI indicator and a chapter devoted solely to those more passively inclined – long-term buy-and-hold investors.
In every case, the best trading tactics are discussed. Each technique is critically examined. The advantages are highlighted but the disadvantages are not glossed over. In all, the reader will receive a uniquely informative evaluation of the best, most disciplined way to approach the markets.
The style of the book is highly practical. Over 100 colour charts of real-life trading situations are used to illustrate the points being made. The charts are carefully annotated, and accompanied by clear and thoughtful commentary. The exact point where buy and sell signals occurred is shown.
About the Author
After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1975, Marc Rivalland was employed as a share analyst for one of South Africa’s leading merchant banks. At the same time he undertook his Bachelor of Laws degree. In 1979 he emigrated to the UK and worked in the futures industry, first as an analyst and then as an account executive. He was team leader for Conticommodity on the LIFFE floor when it opened in September 1982. After a stint as a floor trader and arbitrageur, Marc was called to the English Bar by the Middle Temple in July 1987. He remains a practising barrister
in the Chambers of Edward Faulks QC.
For 2 years Marc wrote educational articles on point & figure charts for London’s Evening Standard. He also writes ‘The Trader’ column for Investors Chronicle, as well as giving seminars on technical analysis.
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Originally posted 2012-04-21 07:55:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter