Hank Pruden – The 3 Skills of Top Trading


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Hank Pruden – The 3 Skills of Top Trading

Hank Pruden - The 3 Skills of Top Trading



Praise for The Three Skills of Top Trading

“Professor Pruden’s new book, The Three Skills of Top Trading, is unquestionably the best book on a specific trading method and the necessary attributes for trading that I have read. His logic, understanding of human foibles, and use of the Wyckoff method of trading are broadly referenced, readable, understandable, and entertaining.”
– Charles D. Kirkpatrick, II, CMT, coauthor of

Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians, Editor of the Journal of Technical Analysis, and board member of the Market Technicians Association

“At long last, someone has taken the time and effort to bring the work and insight of Wyckoff to wider public attention-and Hank Pruden has done so masterfully, with great clarity and eloquence. Hank has taken the best of Wyckoff’s work, combining it with the essential aspects of trader discipline and psychology, to provide a highly readable and particularly useful guide to trading. MUST READING!”
– Jacob Bernstein, www.trade-futures.com

“Hank Pruden puts all of the elements needed for successful trading into one volume. This book not only belongs on every trader’s shelf but should be close enough for continuous reference.”
– Martin J. Pring, President, www.Pring.com

“Dr. Pruden has brought together his lifetime of work in developing a modern approach to analyzing and trading the markets built upon classic market analysis from the early part of the twentieth century and topped off with modern-day tenets of behavioral finance and mental state management.”
– Thom Hartle, Director of Marketing for CQG, Inc. (www.cqg.com)

“I usually consider a book to be well worth reading if it gives me one paradigm shift. I believe that this book will give the average investor a lot more than just one.”
– Van K. Tharp, PhD, President, Van Tharp Institute


Table of Contents



About the Author.

PART ONE Systems Building and Behavioral Finance.

CHAPTER 1 Systems Building for the Three Skills of Top Trading.

CHAPTER 2 Behavioral Finance.

CHAPTER 3 The Life Cycle Model of Crowd Behavior.

PART TWO Pattern Recognition and Discretionary Trading.

CHAPTER 4 Wyckoff: The Man, the Method, the Mystique.

CHAPTER 5 The Basic Elements of Charting for the Wyckoff Method.

CHAPTER 6 The Wyckoff Method of Technical Analysis and Speculation.

CHAPTER 7 Anatomy of a Trade.

PART THREE Mental State Management.

CHAPTER 8 Trader Psychology and Mental Discipline.

CHAPTER 9 The Composite Man.

CHAPTER 10 Putting It All Together: Ten Principles for a Trader to Live.


Recommended Reading.




Author Information

Hank Pruden is a leading technical analyst with more than twenty years of active trading experience. He is currently Executive Director of the Institute of Technical Market Analysis and on the board of directors of the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco. Pruden is also a professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, where he has taught technical analysis for thirty years. He has also served on the board of directors of the Market Technicians Association and served as vice chair of the International Federation of Technical Analysts.





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