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Books on Technical Analysis and Stock Trading Systems

Technical Analysis from A to Z, by Stephen Achelis Technical Analysis from A to Z
by Stephen Achelis 
New Thinking in Technical Analysis, by Rick Bensignor New Thinking in Technical Analysis - Trading Models from the Masters
by Rick Bensignor 
Bollinger on Bollinger Bands, by John Bollinger Bollinger on Bollinger Bands
by John Bollinger 
Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional, by Constance Brown Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional
by Constance Brown 
The Encyclopedia Of Technical Market Indicators, Second Edition, by Robert Colby The Encyclopedia Of Technical Market Indicators, Second Edition
by Robert Colby 
Connors on Advanced Trading Strategies, by Laurence Connors Connors on Advanced Trading Strategies
by Laurence Connors 
Street Smarts, by Laurence A. Connors and Linda Raschke Street Smarts - High Probability Short Term Trading Strategies
by Laurence A. Connors and Linda Raschke 
Professional Stock Trading, by Mark R. Conway and Aaron N. Behle Professional Stock Trading - System Design and Automation
by Mark R. Conway and Aaron N. Behle  
Trend Following, by Michael W. Covel Trend Following - How Great Traders Make Millions in Up or Down Markets
by Michael W. Covel 
Advanced Swing Trading, by John Crane Advanced Swing Trading - Strategies to Predict, Identify, and Trade Future Market Swings
by John Crane 
Technical Analysis of Stock Trends, by Robert Edwards, John Magee, W.H.C. Bassetti Technical Analysis of Stock Trends
by Robert Edwards, John Magee, W.H.C. Bassetti 
Trading for a Living, by Alexander Elder Trading for a Living
by Alexander Elder 
Rocket Science for Traders, by John F. Elders Rocket Science for Traders
by John F. Elders 
Even for those with the requisite mathematical training, this book is very hard to follow. We implemented many of the procedures in this book but were unable to find a system that worked well for stocks. Nonetheless, it does present some interesting signal-processing techniques for identifying the amplitude and frequency of cycles that are worthy of further study.
Trading with Oscillators , by Mark Etzkorn Trading with Oscillators - Pinpointing Market Extremes - Theory and Practice
by Mark Etzkorn 
The important message of this book is that while oscillators such as stochastics are appealing in that their premise is to buy low and sell high (and who can disagree with that!), relying on oscillators alone in a trading strategy is far too risky. Rather, oscillators should be used in conjunction with other trading methods to discern the trend of the market.
The Master Swing Trader, by Alan Farley The Master Swing Trader - Tools and Techniques
by Alan Farley 
...to Profit from Outstanding Short-Term Trading Opportunities
Dynamic Trading Indicators, by Mark Helweg and David Stendahl Dynamic Trading Indicators - Winning with Value Charts and Price Action Profile
by Mark Helweg and David Stendahl 
The Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies, by Jeffrey Owen Katz and Donna L. McCormick The Encyclopedia of Trading Strategies
by Jeffrey Owen Katz and Donna L. McCormick  
Smarter Trading, by Perry J. Kaufman Smarter Trading - Improving Performance in Changing Markets
by Perry J. Kaufman 
This book discusses the problems inherent in trend following trading strategies based on standard types of moving averages, e.g. whipsaws and giving up too much of large gains. It introduces Kaufman's Adaptive Moving Average (AMA) which automatically increases the "speed" of the moving average as market volatility increases. Kaufman demonstrates how profit taking can improve trading system performance, while using stop-loss orders can destroy the profitablity of a system. Thus a book about trend following ends up making points more associated with contrarian trading.
Trading Systems and Methods, by Perry J. Kaufman Trading Systems and Methods
by Perry J. Kaufman 
High Probability Trading, by Marcel Link High Probability Trading
by Marcel Link 
McGraw-Hill
Technical Analysis Applications In The Global Currency Markets
, by Cornelius Luca Technical Analysis Applications In The Global Currency Markets - Second Edition
by Cornelius Luca 
Trading in the Global Currency Markets, by Cornelius Luca Trading in the Global Currency Markets
by Cornelius Luca 
Chapters: 1. What is foreign exchange? 2. Historical development of foreign exhcange. 3. The European Monetary Union. 4. Currency characterisitcs. 5. Foreign exchange risks. 6. Central banks. 7. Price structure and foreign exchange terminology. 8. Corporate trading. 9. Foreign exchange settlement. 10. Conducting foreign exchange trading. 11. The spot market. 12. The forward currency market. 13. Currency crosses. 14. Currency futures. 15. Currency options. 16. Major option strategies on currencies. 17. Economic fundamentals. 18. Financial and sociopolitical factors. 19. Technical analysis. 20. Trend reversal patterns. 21. Trend continuation patterns. 22. Formulations unique to bar charts for futures. 23. Point-and-figure charting. 24. Candlestick charting. 25. Quantitative trading methods. 26. Oscillators and Studies. 27. W.D. Gann Analysis. 28. The Elliot Wave.
Intermarket Technical Analysis, by John Murphy Intermarket Technical Analysis - Trading Strategies for Global Stock, Bond, Commodity, and Currency Markets
by John Murphy 
Technical Analysis of Financial Markets, by John Murphy Technical Analysis of Financial Markets - A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications
by John Murphy 
Market Evaluation and Analysis for Swing Trading, by David Nassar and Bill Lupien Market Evaluation and Analysis for Swing Trading - Methods and Strategies for an Ever Changing Market
by David Nassar and Bill Lupien 
Design, Testing, and Optimization of Trading Systems, by Robert Pardo Design, Testing, and Optimization of Trading Systems
by Robert Pardo 
Technical Analysis Explained, by Martin Pring Technical Analysis Explained - The Successful Investor's Guide to Spotting Investment Trends
by Martin Pring 
...and Turning Points
Technician's Guide to Day and Swing Trading, by Martin Pring Technician's Guide to Day and Swing Trading
by Martin Pring 
Building Winning Trading Systems with TradeStation, by George Pruitt and John R. Hill Building Winning Trading Systems with TradeStation
by George Pruitt and John R. Hill 
Getting Started in Technical Analysis, by Jack Schwager Getting Started in Technical Analysis
by Jack Schwager 
Trading Systems that Work, by Thomas Stridsman Trading Systems that Work - Building and Evaluating Effective Trading Systems
by Thomas Stridsman 
New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems, by Welles Wilder New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems
by Welles Wilder 

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Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities Magazine - Free trial issue, online articles on TA, trader's message boards, buy past articles.

Turtle Trading - Trend Following Trading Systems - Turtle Traders website has articles on long term trend following turtle trading methods, integration of money, and portfolio management.

Technical Analysis from A to Z - Online edition of Technical Analysis from A to Z. You may need to register to access.