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MASTERING Technical Analysis

Alan Northcott - author and creator of MTA

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Q: I have heard a lot about different forms of charting, do you cover anything other than standard price charts?

A: Certainly. One of the forms of charts you may have seen and is traditionally used is the point-and-figure chart, which is included. But many other types of charts are explained, such as the Kagi, Renko, and Three Line Break.

Q: I like reading books on my e-reader - can I get a download instead of the printed book?

A: The printed book is our priority, and works well because of all the diagrams, which can vary in quality on the Kindle, Nook, or other device. However, we can consider converting the book if there is sufficient interest.

Q: It is possible to practice using technical analysis without spending a lot? I don’t want to pay while I’m learning.

A: Certainly. There are several software solutions that allow you to use all the technical indicators on real data to develop your trading strategies, and some are free. We use NinjaTrader, which you can get for free, with Kinetic, which provides free end-of-day data, for the charts in the book.

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