Trade What You See

Trade What You See

Trading the financial markets is extremely difficult, but with the right approach, you can achieve success. Nobody knows this better than authors Larry Pesavento and Leslie Jouflas, both traders and educators of traders, who have consistently used pattern recognition to capture profits from the markets.

In Trade What You See, Pesavento and Jouflas examine a technical approach to trading that will allow you to identify patterns as they are developing, and discuss how to implement this method to effectively manage your trades. While some patterns derive from the techniques of Wall Street's earliest traders, other patterns reflect Pesavento's emphasis on the geometry of market movements and Fibonacci numbers.

Engaging and accessible, this detailed guide uses a variety of stocks and markets - in the numerous chart examples found throughout these pages - to illustrate how particular patterns form in different markets and time frames. Once you have a solid foundation in the area of pattern structures, you'll become familiar with how these patterns are traded and discover the best ways to integrate them into your own trading endeavors.

But the only way to use the information in this book profitably is by understanding each pattern and following sound trading principles. To help you accomplish this, Pesavento and Jouflas have included guidelines on developing a trading plan that covers: pattern recognition; thinking in terms of probabilities; money management; risk assessment; and techniques for entering and exiting trades. Along the way, they also discuss setting up trading as a business - and preparing for the unexpected - because approaching this discipline from any other angle would be a big mistake.

Divided into three comprehensive parts, Trade What You See:

Filled with hard-won knowledge gained through years of market experience, Trade What You See outlines both a practical and sophisticated approach to trading that will be of interest to both new and seasoned traders alike.

LARRY PESAVENTO is a forty-year veteran trader who has one of the most extensive trading libraries in the world. He operates a Web site,, which provides market analysis for subscribers. Pesavento speaks regularly at trading conferences and is a private trader for a large hedge fund. The pattern recognition approach he uses eliminates the random nature of market action.

LESLIE JOUFLAS has been trading for over ten years and went professional in 2000. She coaches and tutors trading students as well as moderates and runs Jouflas also trades privately managed money as well as her own account.

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