John J. Murphy
John J. Murphy, former technical analyst for CNBC, has over 30 years of market experience and is author of several best-selling books, including Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets - which is widely regarded as the standard reference in the field. His Intermarket Technical Analysis created a new branch of technical analysis emphasizing market linkages. Stocks & Commodities Magazine (October 2002) described his intermarket work as "unparalleled". His third book The Visual Investor applies charting principles to sector analysis.
John has appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNN Moneyline, Nightly Business Report, and Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser - and has been quoted in Barron's and other prominent financial publications. He received a BA in Economics and an MBA from Fordham University in New York. In 1992, John was given the first award for outstanding contribution to global technical analysis by the International Federation of Technical Analysts - and is the recipient of the 2002 Market Technicians Association Annual Award.
With his first book, Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets, John Murphy taught thousands of traders the concepts of technical analysis and their application in the futures and stock markets. Murphy covers the latest developments in computer technology, technical tools, and indicators. The second edition features new material on candlestick charting, intermarket relationships, stocks and stock rotation, plus state-of-the-art examples and figures. From how to read charts to understanding indicators and the crucial role technical analysis plays in investing.
Books by John J. Murphy:
Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets
A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications
Like his international bestselling John J. Murphy has now updated his landmark bestseller "Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets", to include all of the financial markets. This outstanding reference has already taught thousands of traders the concepts of technical analysis and their application in the futures and stock markets. Covering the latest developments in computer technology, technical tools, and indicators, the second edition features new material on candlestick charting, intermarket relationships, stocks and stock rotation, plus state-of-the-art examples and figures. Revised and expanded for the demands of today's financial world, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in tracking and analyzing market behavior.
Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets
A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications (Hardcover)
Murphy has written a very good reference book, useful for brushing up on the finer points of charting, indicators and so forth. He also does a good job of going over the various technical theories with a straight face, neither endorsing favorites nor casting ridicule on the ones that are more logically suspect
Profiting from Global Market Relationships (Wiley Trading) (Hardcover)
John Murphy's "Intermarket Analysis" is an updating of his excellent 1991 text "Intermarket Technical Analysis". Both books are the most clearly written and thought-provoking texts on this topic that I have encountered.
Intermarket Technical Analysis
Trading Strategies for the Global Stock, Bond, Commodity, and Currency Markets (Wiley Finance) (Hardcover)
Trying to trade stock, bond, commodity and currency markets without intermarket awareness is like trying to drive a car without looking out the side and rear windows—very dangerous. In this guide to intermarket analysis, the author uses years of experience in technical analysis plus extensive charts to clearly demonstrate the interrelationshps that exist among the various market sectors and their importance. You'll learn how to use activity in surrounding markets in the same way that most people employ traditional technical indicators for directional clues. Shows the analyst how to focus outward, rather than inward, to provide a more rational understanding of technical forces at work in the marketplace.
The Visual Investor
How to Spot Market Trends (Hardcover)
Now in a book aimed at the huge and growing market of individual investors in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, John introduces readers to the art and science of visual analysis. Clearly and simply he explains the principles of technical analysis in terms that nonprofessionals can understand and shows individual investors how to track the ups and downs of stock prices by visually comparing charts--instead of relying upon abstruse mathematical formulas and rarefied technical concepts. He also introduces readers to his widely acclaimed Intermarket Analysis--a proven analytical approach based on understanding the impact that all the different markets have on each other and what that means to investors. Features dozens of easy-to-read charts and graphs with step-by-step instructions on how to understand and interpret them. Includes leading software demo disks.