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Trading Systems and Methods (Wiley Trading)
ISBN: 0471148792     Date Published: 1997-06-01     Author(s): Perry J. Kaufman
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For more than two decades, futures traders have turned to the classic Trading Systems and Methods for complete information about the latest, most successful indicators, programs, algorithms, and systems. Perry Kaufman, a leading futures expert highly respected for his years of experience in research and trading, has thoroughly rewritten and updated his bestselling guide, which remains the most comprehensive and instructional book on trading systems today. This detailed, hands-on manual offers a thorough analysis, using a systematic approach and explanation of each method of calculation or operation.

Trading Systems and Methods continues to be the single best resource for the trader or market analyst who wants to create or choose a successful trading system.
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31 of 33 People found the following review helpful.

One of the best - but a great book for Tradestation users, December 28, 1999 ByA beginning trader (Seattle) - See all my reviews This review is from: Trading Systems and Methods (Wiley Trading) (Hardcover) My bookshelf now has about 50 books on options, daytrading, TA, bonds, futures, fundamental analysis, and the psychology of trading. This book is one of the best on TA. Though I do not have Tradestation this book should come with the program. Many of the trading systems that it talks about are laid out in easy language (the way to input into Tradestation). Since I use WOW it would be nice if it laid out the programming for WOW so that I did not have to translate it. But now Omega owns WOW so let's hope the best of each come out of the merger and not the worst (like easy language). For TA it is up there with Murphy's and Schwager's and perhaps goes a bit beyond in how to take the indicators and put them together into a system. Also it explains many of the systems that various market Gurus expound. Where most of the books on the market try to explain it all like beginning addition and subtraction this book is many steps beyond the first grade and does take some serious...
63 of 75 People found the following review helpful.

Be aware, March 5, 2004 ByHui (New York, New York, United States) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Trading Systems and Methods (Wiley Trading) (Hardcover) Don't get me wrong, the author doesn't seem stupid - he developed his own adaptive trend following method. But he has completely no idea how the market works and what can possibly work in the market. This book is a compilation of many technical trading methods, but most of them are stale and some ridiculously insane. Page 376-377 he has a chart and program to compute the moon's phase, because we should buy at full moon and sell at new moon? The selling point of the book is it contains some source code, but most of them are naive. Page 640 betrayed that the author only wrote the programs over twenty years ago when there was no graphics output. In regression he had to use many "*"s to draw the line. And why would any reader need the Fortran source code in the appendix to do regression? Remind you that those ten pages would cost you a buck. In short, the book has no value for professionals. For individual investors, be aware - the book could actually be harmful because it...
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One of the better books in the WTA series., October 14, 2000 ByMartian Bachelor (Feminacentric America) - See all my reviews This review is from: Trading Systems and Methods (Wiley Trading) (Hardcover) This is not so much an encyclopedia as it is a fairly complete compendium of various trading tools and strategies. Almost all such research focuses on the futures markets; the closest these get to the stock market is the S&P 500 index. This is true of technical analysis in general, so if you're interested in the stock market you will generally have to extrapolate.Kaufman is a pretty able and knowledgeable reporter on the research results of others, but I have to say that in places the transcriptions are confusing, unclear and ambiguous. Even though the book is nearly 700 pages long, some of the coverage is too sparse -- while in other areas it seems too wordy. This 3rd edition could benefit from a start-to-finish re-organization/re-write, as some ideas are explained multiple times in various places and other ideas which are introduced early and deemed important are then ignored throughout the rest of the book. I'm thinking primarily of the basics of statistics and tests...
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