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A Complete Guide To Volume Price Analysis Paperback – September 21, 2013
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (September 21, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 193 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1491249390
- ISBN-13 : 978-1491249390
- Item Weight : 1.02 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.44 x 11 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #17,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Regarding the actual VPA, I found it is useful on futures/forex and in micro timeframes, by micro I mean 1min ~ 15min chart. However if you apply it to stocks, there will be too much noise as often the stock move with the rest of the market or industry, and the specialists have many ways to manipulate the price and hiding the volume. It still helps you on analyzing the move, but by itself does not form a system.
Throughout the book, the author used lots of paragraphs to emphasise "the great value", "great power", "extremely powerful", "so powerful" of VPA, I would say almost 5% of the words are used on that, too much that almost like a brainwashing. A logical reader will automatically realize the value if it truly benefits, this is totally unnecessary.
Generally, it helped me on getting more insights on the market, very good book for beginners.
Anna's excellent ground up cause and effect presentation has made a lasting and continuing improvement in both my trading style and results.
There are a few good tidbits in here in regards to volume, but honestly the majority of the book is about other aspects of trading (support / resistance, consolidation periods, dojis, etc) which readers, in my opinion, would already have a fairly good working knowledge prior to reading a book on VPA. I was hoping for something more along the lines of "if this, then that" kind of explanation with volume, but unfortunately most of the time it was never explicitly stated (obviously because this is trading and not an exact science).
Overall I am glad I purchased this and read it; howver, the aforementioned errors and poor quality charts are just unacceptable. The lack of quantity in terms of real charts was also disappointing.
The book is an easy read but there is too much repetition. The author provides a bullish and bearish case for each situation but I find it overkill to go in the same lengthy details. Once you understand the bullish case then the bearish is just the opposite and the author should trim it down. I hope you like the word "whilst" because you will probably find 500 occurrences of that word in the 150 or so pages :) I was quite surprised when I got the book with its unusual format (for a book that is) of 8.5 x 11! I then thought this was great for displaying large charts to actually find out their size would fit in a much smaller standard book. Unfortunately the biggest drawback of this book are the charts. Not only they are small (compared to the book size) but they are almost impossible to read. You cannot distinguish a bullish to a bearish candle. The charts are grey on black. I can't believe the publisher printed it out as is.
I would give a 3 stars for that because it is a crucial part of the book where everything is put together and the chart quality makes it hard to follow. However I am rating it 4 stars because technical trading should be kept to simple things and this is what this book is promoting. Volume + Price is everything. Everything else derives from it.
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The recurring references to the insiders have given me lots of confusion trying to explain every volume anomaly as being insiders work. Yes there is manipulation but I don't want to analyse each candlestick in terms of insiders manipulation. And it felt like the book was communicating, that. After 2-3 chapters then Anna says I don't mean that all price movement is manipulated. Oh ok, thanks God... because I was going nuts...
Also the last two chapters that consist of examples are unreadable because you can't actually read grey scale charts - also the images are too small to read such detailed charts. Even in colour it would have been difficult to read.
I think the result would have been better if the author had used a white background in the charting software and black and white candlesticks (with a black outline).
Also Anna explains Volume at Price which I found really interesting.
I've enjoyed a lot the references to old times traders.
- the author is highly respected and I've really enjoyed Anna's book Forex for beginners - also printed in gray scale though...
- the concept of VPA is interesting
- the book is badly written although I believe Anna has had the best of intentions to explain everything thoroughly. She has gone way too far with the repetitions...
- The last chapters are very difficult to read - to be honest I've quit trying
- not my favorite... but I highly recommend Forex for Beginners by the same author.
The book is different to Tom William's book which explains volume spread analysis or vsa. Mrs Couuling defines volume price analysis using the candlestick chart patterns as opposed to hlc bars. There is a significant difference in this.
I thank the author for assisting me in this approach and would urge those with little or no understanding of this subject to purchase a copy, which is certainly not a 'ripoff' or con as some negative reviewers have stated.
This book is essential for for any new trader, it offers a methodology and logic behind trading. Instead of saying "do this" it gives you the tools to go ahead and make something with it yourself.
--So, what's it all about?--
Well as you could have guessed, it goes on about price analysis - whereby you use volume as an indicator to gauge the strength of a particular move.
--Who's it for?--
New and old traders alike, you're bound to learn something from it because there are loads of rare gems inside.
--Is it worth the money?--
Absolutely, in my opinion you can't get a book with so much information for such a cheap price. Amongst all the trading books that easily excel £40+ this is a breath of fresh air. What's more - if you have kindle unlimited you can get it for free. Which I think is superbly generous and I have no complaints.
There are very few quality books written by follower traders in the market trading for a living and not just telling stories based on other trader experience.
This book did! drawn my attention the moment I started reading. I am going to buy the hard copy to use it and teach my young son Kieran who is 10 years old. To test theory based on the author. Volume does matters! !!