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VSA: Free "Master the Markets" By Tom Williams PDF

Discussion in 'Trading/Investing Resources' started by tech/a, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck!

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    http://www.tradeguider.com/mtm_251058.pdf

    Takes a while to download 188 pages.
    Merry Xmas to you to Gavin.

    If you have any interest at all in Volume Spread Analysis this is a must addition to your library.
     
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    Cheers tech - I've been looking for some meaty reading on technicals and have enjoyed reading many of your posts on VSA (and been attempting to apply some of it). At a quick glance this looks like the sort of thing I've been after - I look forward to sitting down and going through it in detail.
     
  4. It's Snake Pliskin

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    I paid over $90 us for this in softcover years ago.
    How is that allowed to be downloaded for free Tech?
     
  5. Boggo

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    Its been available for free on Filestube and Rapidshare for some time now Snake.

    I reckon a better book by the same guy is 'THE UNDECLARED SECRETS THAT DRIVE THE STOCK MARKET' also available for free, same book really but without all the TradeGuider bits.

    As soon as these guys start explaining a theory and promoting software in the same book thats when I head off to Google.com rather than Amazon.com :(
     
  6. It's Snake Pliskin

    It's Snake Pliskin Well-Known Member

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    Boggo,
    Yeah, that is his first book before they packaged it rewritten into the Trade Guider package. I agree reading a book that spends a third on the software is limited.

    Cheers..
     
  7. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck!

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    Snake.
    I agree if your going to apply VSA to your own analysis without the purchase of their software.
    The book is obviously being used as a marketing tool by Gavin.Which if you were in his position you probably would to.
    I bought the software as you know both EOD and R/T. It has been and continues to be very helpful in applying the analysis.
    But even Gavin and Particularly Tom Williams both make it clear that the software is like any other in hat it works from Algorithms which will pick up the glaring VSA analysis but will never be as good as the human brain.

    This I have found to be very true and once you understand VSA principals your own application of the analysis on a chart will give even better results than relying on any software.

    Watching the Pro's like Sebastian apply it to various live trades its very clear that they interpret EACH BAR---something the software doesn't/couldn't do.

    I paid around $100 for each book.
    Tom Williams even signed them!
    As Bruce Mcavany would say ----Special!!
     
  8. WaveSurfer

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    Great read, thanks a bunch tech.

    I would say there is more valuable info in there than the software plug. IMHO...

    Came across a few articles on VSA. Hope you don't mind me hijacking your thread tech :D

    http://www.sfomag.com/homefeaturedetail.asp?ID=836653954&MonthNameID=October&YearID=2006
    http://www.sfomag.com/homefeaturedetail.asp?ID=363568822&MonthNameID=June&YearID=2006

    Thought I'd post the resources here and leave your other thread for discussion.

    [[[[Edit]]]]
    Amazing what good ol' Google can find.
    http://www.tradeguider.com/vsaclub/archives/
     
  9. Timmy

    Timmy white swans need love too

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    No problems mate. I don't know if it's intentional on trade guider's part to have them there for the world to view. But I've downloaded most of them and my monthly bandwidth limit is now near breaking point :D

    There is also very little (if any) TG software plugs in them either :bigthumb:

    At least not in the one's I have viewed so far.
     
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    Who actually applies VSA to their trading here and honestly believes it increases their success rate?

    Cheers for the reading tech.
     
  12. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck!

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    Have been using it in my discretionary trading since stopping my own trading in systems in July 2007.
    Net profitable---easy to use---I'm visual so I can see a trade and an exit in seconds.
    Suits me I don't have time to ponder around.

    Don't know if it "increases my success rate as I haven't paralleled another method to compare.
    Happy with the R/R.
     
  13. WaveSurfer

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    Way too early for me to comment on that quinn. Sorry bud. I do see a lot of potential though.

    I like the idea because it's a separate variable to price. Not derived from price either (like all indi's are).

    I am not a mathematics buff, but I do know that one variable cannot use itself to predict the same variable.

    Price = Price (Periods * Price) square rooted to the inverse of Price again :confused:
     
  14. pavilion103

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    Does anyone know where to get a hard copy of this book?

    I have read it twice (the free PDF) but I don't like reading off a screen. No doubt this will be one I read over and over so would love a hard copy.

    It wasn't available on Amazon.
     
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    tech/a No Ordinary Duck!

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    Download it and print it off bind it up and there you have it.
     
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    Yep, that is exactly what I am going to do. I would have liked to have a nice copy of it for my library but I'm going to just print it off now that I can't find it.

    It will be a lot more motivating coming home, relaxing and reading a hard copy rather than looking at a screen for 4 hours after doing the same at work all day!
     
  17. tech/a

    tech/a No Ordinary Duck!

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    You can buy it from Tradeguider for around $100
    just google Tradeguider.
    But I know what I'd do!

    The PDF is better as the book from T/G isnt in color

    The PDF charts are!
    Im actually printing one off myself for the library even though I have 2 hard copies (Came with EOD and R/T software).
     
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    Watched a show on sunday about VSA, or rather new book " Trading in the shadow of smart money".

    There must be some rules on this, so had a casual look at threads, but only went through 3.

    It appears the software has been updated on comments on bar analysis.

    On a search of " volume spread analysis rules" I found " amibroker wycoff method, VSA - VOLUME Spread analysis, tom williams."
    It has 8 rules, so thought I might share.
    No doubt there are more.
    Cheers
     
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    Tanaka Always Learning

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    I've been reading through the threads at Traders Laboratory, lots of VSA and Wyckoff stuff with active users.
     
  20. pitirrupi

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    Hello all - new to the site. Read comments regarding being able to DL book for free on Filestube or Rapid Share. I registered with both sites but cannot seem to DL either file. Any suggestions?
     
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