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Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians, Third Edition by Julie R. Dahlquist, Charles D. Kirkpatrick II

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Chapter 6. Dow Theory

Chapter Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should know

A brief history of the development of Dow Theory and the major contributors to this development

The three Dow Theory hypotheses presented by Rhea

The theorems of Dow Theory

The three types of trends—primary, secondary, and minor—of Dow Theory

The concept of confirmation in Dow Theory

The role of volume in Dow Theory

The criticisms of Dow Theory

Charles H. Dow was the founder of the Dow-Jones financial news service in New York, and founder and first editor of the Wall Street Journal. He died in December, 1902, in his fifty-second year. He was an experienced newspaper reporter, with an early training under Samuel Bowles, the great editor of the ...

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