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The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure: A Comprehensive Guide to the Theory and Practical Use of the Point and Figure Charting Method by Jeremy du Plessis

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Introduction to Technical Analysis

In order to fully understand Point and Figure charts, it is essential that the reader understands the basics of Technical Analysis. This brief introduction lays the foundations of Technical Analysis and explains the philosophy behind it. If you are new to Technical Analysis, it is essential that you also read one or more of the excellent texts on the subject, such as those by Murphy, Pring, or Kirkpatrick & Dahlquist (these are all listed in the References section).

Experienced readers may skip this section and go straight to Chapter 1 – Introduction to Point and Figure Charts.

Technical Analysis of markets has been around for well over a hundred years, but what really popularised it was the advent of the ...

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