Technical Analysis of Stock Trends - Robert D. Edwards, John Jr. Magee 1957 - John Magee, Springfield Massachusetts - New & Revised Fourth Edition A fine copy of this early edition, which includes extensive changes from the original edition of 1948, mainly to ‘Trading Tactics’, whilst ‘Technical Theory’ has been brought up to date. With very good dust jacket and the separate four page fold-out promotional brochure.

‘Technical Analysis of Stock Trends’ was the first book to produce a methodology for interpreting the predictable behaviour of investors and markets. It revolutionised technical investment approaches and showed traders and investors how to make money regardless of what the market is doing. The book remains the benchmark by which all other investment methodologies are measured.

John Magee is considered the “father of technical analysis,” while Edwards was a pioneer in pattern formation and trend analysis.
  Robert D. Edwards advanced the original Dow Theory, developing a unified and cohesive presentation, including new and clearer styles of analyses of pattern formation, trends, and support-resistance levels. John Magee approached the stock market from an engineering point of view, building on the solid foundation laid down by Dow and Hamilton. An expert on both stock and commodity trading, he founded the well-known charting and advisory firm of John Magee Inc.

References: Dennistoun, ‘
Bubbles, Booms and Busts’, 376. Zerden, ‘Best Books on the Stock Market’, 1. Brealey & Pyle 12a.

Octavo (book size 16.1x23.6cm), pp. xxxi [3] 462. In publisher’s pale blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket priced ‘$12.00’ to lower corner of rear flap.
  Condition: Fine copy in very good bright jacket with small tape repair to verso of rear panel.   Ref: 102959   Price: HK$ 1,000