Technical Analysis Reading List
I've been looking for an authoritative reading list for technical analysis and found one after wandering into Market Technicians Association, Inc. through an analyst's credentials. MTA is a non-profit organization whose stated mission is to "Educate the public and the investment community to the value and universality of technical analysis."
They have a rigorous, self-study certification program for technical analysis. To get certified, you need to pass three levels of testing (the final is an essay format) based on material you learn from studying the following books:
Level 1 (100 hours of studying)
- Technical Analysis of Stock Trends, 8th Edition. Robert D. Edwards and John Magee. 742 pgs.
- Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets. John J. Murphy. 576 pgs.
- Technical Analysis Explained, 4th Edition. Martin J. Pring. 560 pgs.
- Elliott Wave Principle, Tenth Edition. A. J. Frost and Robert R. Prechter. 240 pgs.
- Trading Systems and Methods, 4th Edition. Perry J. Kaufman. 1200 pgs.
- Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques, 2nd Edition. Steve Nison. 320 pgs.
- Investment Psychology Explained. Martin J. Pring. 288 pgs.
- Technically Speaking. Chris Wilkinson. 488 pgs.
- Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional. Constance M. Brown. 341 pgs.
- Intermarket Analysis: Profiting From Global Market Relationships. John J. Murphy. 288 pgs.
- Irrational Exuberance, 2nd Edition. Robert J. Shiller. 344 pgs.