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Marber on Markets

How to make money from charts

By Brian Marber

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Marber on Markets

How to make money from charts

By Brian Marber

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This is not your average book on technical analysis. Why? Because the author is not your average technical analyst; Brian Marber is unique -and so, as a result, is this book.

Here, Marber sets out to write about his approach, in a language readers can understand and enjoy, telling them why he does what he does, and how he came to do it, including details of market pitfalls and the occasional Marber pratfall.

The book does not claim to be comprehensive, but instead aims to be honest and to present the reader with the techniques and indicators that Marber himself uses, and has used successfully in his fifty-one years in the business.

Although when you make money you can learn something about making it, you learn far more by losing it, then finding out how to stop doing so. This book tells you his methods; when positions have gone wrong, and what you do about it.

Technical analysis is about running profits and, by using technically-oriented stops, cutting losses – not when it hurts but when, from a technical point of view, the position you’re in becomes untenable. Following a Rothschild maxim that “tops and bottoms are for fools”, Marber would also add “and for liars”. He describes technical analysis as exactly like huntin’, shootin’, and fishin’: what’s being hunted are trends, never shooting for a top nor fishing for a bottom. But before any of that you need to learn about price.

Using the same approach that he used when he taught at the International Management Institute, Geneva, he begins with price, then what price leads to: trends, support and resistance, patterns, indicators and ratios. When that has been absorbed, he moves on to stops.

Marber also shares with the reader his vast wealth of experience of his time in the business – showing you the nitty-gritty, technical analysis in real-time, warts and all, and including reports on the FTSE, gold, oil and the dollar.

This book is a must-read for anyone who really wants to understand the markets, delivered in Marber’s distinctive and unique voice.

About the author

Brian Marber can make a fair claim to be the most widely experienced technical analyst in the world, having been one since 1963.

A Fellow of the Society of Technical Analysts, he has been a blue button (stockbroker's clerk), stock market dealer, member of two UK stock exchanges, and managing partner of the London office of one of the largest regional 'broking houses.

At IOS and then at NM Rothschild & Sons, totally eschewing the fundamental approach, he was the first fund manager in the UK to manage large funds using only technical analysis.

Between 1976 and 1981, as a stockbroker, Brian Marber was voted by institutional investors No.1 technical analyst in the City for six successive years, a unique record.

When he started managing FX accounts in the 1990s, he was given exemption from the SFA Exams because of his 'long and distinguished career in the investment industry.'

In 1980, in a survey conducted by the Treasurer of the Singer Company, Brian Marber had the best FX forecasting record in the world. For 15 years he wrote monthly for Euromoney Currency Report, more recently for the Financial Times.

In the 1980s Brian Marber was a Member of the Visiting Faculty of IMI (Geneva), the oldest-established business school in Europe. In 1981 he founded a company which, with clients in 20 countries, became the world's largest independent FX consultancy.

As lecturer and teacher, Brian Marber has spoken at six Financial Times World Gold conferences, three Australian Gold Conferences, Johannesburg 100, Comex, and the Washington Gold & Silver Institute, and has also conducted seminars and teach-ins in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, Israel, Italy, UK, Eire, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

A one-time member of the Investment Panel of The Observer and regular broadcaster on TV and radio, Brian Marber is still an FX Consultant to banks, large corporations, hedge fund companies (including Europe's oldest, Odey Asset Management), and private clients.

Reviews

“I have been a fan of Brian Marber’s work for 20 years. He has an unconventional take on life, a refreshing change from the herd mentality of many City analysts. Marber On Markets will intrigue and amuse in equal measure.”

– Jeff Randall, Editor-at-Large, Daily Telegraph

“I have been a fan of Brian Marber’s work for 20 years. He has an unconventional take on life, a refreshing change from the herd mentality of many City analysts. Marber On Markets will intrigue and amuse in equal measure.”

– Jeff Randall, Editor-at-Large, Daily Telegraph

Media coverage

From Stocks & Commodities :

Marber writes about his approach and includes details of market pitfalls and the occasional pratfall. The book presents the reader with the techniques and indicators that the author has used in his 51 years in the business. This book tells you this methods, when positions have gone wrong, and what you can do about it.… Read more »

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From Media Review:

Because the author is unique and could make a fair claim to being the world’s most widely experienced technical analyst, this is not your average book on technical analysis. Marber sets out to write a book in a way that is understandable and enjoyable while including details of the market’s pitfalls, and his own pratfalls.… Read more »

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From Media Review:

you have to admire the author’s informative and irreverent style which makes this book stand out from other, dry, text book style volumes on the subject. The book is also very well laid out, with short snappy paragraphs complimented by clear and colourful graphs.- UK-Analyst.com19th April 2008

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From Media Review:

one of the most finely crafted works on the subject I’ve come across…this is a very practical book that bridges the huge gap between technical-analysis theory and the real business of making money out of the squiggly lines on the screen. The personal touches such as “I remember”, a final chapter of City vignettes –… Read more »

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From search.ft.com:

The nearest thing that the UK has to a Richard Russell in age and experience is probably Brian Marber, who has been selling his market views, and his own more combative brand of humour, for more than 50 years. His verdict on his chosen profession as a technical analyst is uncompromising: “Anyone who tells you… Read more »

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From telegraph.co.uk:

one of the most readable books I’ve yet seen on technical analysis…an elegantly written book- Tom Stevenson, Daily Telegraph5th December 2007

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From spectator.co.uk:

Markets are emotional, not cerebral- The Spectator21st November 2007

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From thebusiness.co.uk:

a witty and entertaining book…a useful tool for those who genuinely want to understand charts- Judi Bevan, Business Magazine21st November 2007

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From business.timesonline.co.uk:

Markets suffer spot of vertigo- The Sunday Times14th October 2007

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From stockbrokers.barclays.co.uk:

The Law of Averages- Barclays Smart Investor2nd March 2007

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From Media Review:

Brian Marber celebrates the launch of Marber on Markets at the Garrick Club, London – 21st November 2007

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From UK Analyst:

“The author of the book, Brian Marber, must have looked at millions of charts over his career. He has been a technical analyst since 1963 and during the 1970s and 80s was voted by institutional investors as the Number 1 technical analyst in the City for six years in a row. So if anyone would… Read more »

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From Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities:

“Because the author is unique and could make a fair claim to being the world’s most widely experienced technical analyst, this is not your average book on technical analysis. Marber sets out to write a book in a way that is understandable and enjoyable while including details of the market’s pitfalls, and his own pratfalls.… Read more »

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From Investors Chronicle:

“I rather wish that Marber on Markets had been available when I first started out in technical analysis. Written by a master City chartist and character, it is one of the most finely crafted works on the subject I’ve come across. Mr Marber uses real-life examples of the patterns he addresses throughout the book, all… Read more »

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From :

“As technical analysts go, Marber is one of the greats. Marber on Markets is the master’s apprenticeship. As a purist, Marber focuses on price action and ignores fundamentals, which for some is like investing blindfold. The author outrages me at times and has me shrieking with laughter at others. I cannot always agree but his… Read more »

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From Financial Times:

“The nearest thing that the UK has to a Richard Russell in age and experience is probably Brian Marber, who has been selling his market views, and his own more combative brand of humour, for more than 50 years. His verdict on his chosen profession as a technical analyst is uncompromising: “Anyone who tells you… Read more »

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From The Daily Telegraph:

“Charts are a visual representation of mass psychology at work but they are very difficult to interpret, something that was brought home to me by one of the most readable books I’ve yet seen on technical analysis: Marber on Markets, published by Harriman House. Brian Marber is the doyen of technical analysts, having been poring… Read more »

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From The Spectator:

“Brian Marber was voted by institutional investors the best technical analyst in the UK for six successive years. He is the author of Marber on Markets (Harriman House).”

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From The Business:

“Many people working in the City today were not even born on 8 January 1975, when Brian Marber called the end of the cataclysmic bear market of the early 1970s. Claiming to be the most widely experienced technical analyst in the world and certainly the oldest, he has now written a witty and entertaining book… Read more »

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From The Sunday Times:

“Brian Marber’s book, Marber on Markets, is published on November 12 and will be part-serialised in advance in The Sunday Times.”

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From The Sunday Times:

“Brian Marber is one of the Cityâ??s most seasoned and respected market-watchers. Here the chartist explains why he believes the bull market is still running.”

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From The Business:

“Technical analysis may sound dry as dust but the results are fascinating because the art of charts is more about crowd psychology than numbers. In his book, Marber quotes from the forward of the 1932 edition of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay. When Stephen Eckett at Harriman House, the… Read more »

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Contents

FOREWORD by Anatole Kaletsky
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
PROLOGUE
GLOSSARY

1. Price and Chart
2. Trend
3. Support & Resistance
4. Patterns
5. By The Way
6. Indicators
7. Candlesticks
8. Ratios and Relative Strength
9. Stops
10. The Nitty-Gritty
11. I Remember



Published: 10/12/2007
Edition: 1st
Pages: 332
Formats: hardback - ISBN 9781905641130
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