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Chartered Market Technician (CMT): Level 2

Reading List – Fall 2015

Market Technicians Association Up-to-date Level 2 Reading list: http://docs.mta.org/cmt/reading/cmt-level2-reading.pdf

Kirkpatrick, Charles D. and Dahlquist, Julie, R.: Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians 2nd Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., c. 2011, ISBN-10: 0-13-705944-2; ISBN-13: 978-0- 13-705944-7



Part II: Markets and Market Indicators
Chapter 7: Sentiment
Chapter 10: Flow of Funds

Part III: Trend Analysis
Chapter 13: Breakouts, Stops, and Retracements

Part IV: Chart Pattern Analysis
Chapter 15: Bar Chart Patterns
Chapter 17: Short-Term Patterns

Part V: Trend Confirmation
Chapter 18: Confirmation

Part VII: Selection
Chapter 21: Selection of Markets and Issues: Trading and Investing

Part VIII: System Testing and Management
Chapter 22: System Design and Testing
Chapter 23: Money and Risk Management

Part IX: Appendices
Appendix A: Basic Statistics
Appendix B: Types of Orders and Other Trader Terminology


Du Plessis, Jeremy: The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure 2nd Edition, Harriman House LTD, c. 2012, ISBN: 978-0857192-45-5.



Chapter 4: Understanding and Using Trend Lines
Chapter 5: Projecting Price Targets


Elder, Alexander: The New Trading for a Living, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c. 2014, ISBN: 978-1-118-44392-7



Computerized Technical Analysis
Chapter 21: Computers in Trading
Chapter 22: Moving Averages
Chapter 23: Moving Average Convergence-Divergence: MACD Lines and MACD-Histogram
Chapter 24: The Directional System
Chapter 25: Oscillators
Chapter 26: Stochastic
Chapter 27: Relative Strength Index

Volume and Time
Chapter 28: Volume and Time
Chapter 31: Open Interest
Chapter 32: Time
Chapter 33: Trading Timeframes

General Market Indicators
Chapter 34: The New High–New Low Index
Chapter 35: Stocks above 50-Day MA
Chapter 36: Other Stock Market Indicators
Chapter 37: Consensus and Commitment Indicators

Trading Systems
Chapter 38: System Testing, Paper Trading, and the Three Key Demands for Every Trade
Chapter 39: Triple Screen Trading System

Trading Vehicles
Chapter 46: Futures


Kaufman, Perry J: Trading Systems and Methods, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c. 2005, 2013, ISBN:978-1-118-04356-1



Chapter 6:  Regression Analysis
Chapter 7:  Time-Based Trend Calculations
Chapter 8:  Trend Systems
Chapter 9:  Momentum and Oscillators
Chapter 10: Seasonality and Calendar Patterns
Chapter 11: Cycle Analysis
Chapter 12: Volume, Open Interest, and Breadth


Aronson, David R.: Evidence-Based Technical Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c. 2006, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0-470-00874-4, ISBN-10:0-470-00874-1




Chapter 4: Statistical Analysis
Chapter 5: Hypothesis Tests and Confidence Intervals
Chapter 6: Data-Mining Bias: The Fool’s Gold of Objective TA


Nison, Steve: Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques, 2nd Edition, New York Institute of Finance, c. 2001, ISBN: 0-7352-0181-1



Chapter 4: Reversal Patterns
Chapter 5: Stars
Chapter 6: More Reversal Patterns
Chapter 7: Continuation Patterns
Chapter 8: The Magic Doji
Chapter 9: Putting It All Together


Burton, Edwin T and Shah, Sunit N.: Behavioral Finance, Understanding the Social, Cognitive, and Economic Debates, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c. 2013, ISBN: 978-1-118-30019-0



Part Three: Anomalies
Chapter 9: Prospect Theory
Chapter 10: Perception Biases
Chapter 11: Inertial Effects


Faber, Mebane, (White Paper) Relative Strength Strategies for Investing, Cambria Investment Management, Inc.

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