Beyond Technical Analysis
Beyond Technical Analysis:
How to Develop and
Implement a Winning
Tushar S. Chande, PhD
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Chande, Tushar S., 1958-
Beyond technical analysis : how to develop & implement a winning
trading system / Tushar S. Chande.
ISBN 0-471-16188-8 (cloth : alk. paper)
1. Investment analysis. I. Tide. II. Series. HG4529.C488 1997 332.6
Printed in the United States of
America 10 98765432
1 Developing and Implementing
Trading Systems 1
The Usual Disclaimer 3
What Is a Trading System? 3
Comparison: Discretionary versus Mechanical
System Trader 4
Why Should Yo