Stikky Stock Charts: Learn the 8 major chart patterns used by professionals and how to interpret them to trade smart—in one hour, guaranteed.

Stikky #: 3
List price: US $12
Edition: Softcover, lay-flat binding, 256 pages
Dimensions: 7 inches x 9 inches
First printing: October 2003
ISBN: 1-932974-00-8

Read this book if you want to...

  • make intelligent investment decisions
  • minimize losses and maximize gains
  • time when to get in and out of investments
  • surprise your friends with your insight into the markets
  • take your first steps to understanding the world of

Stikky Stock Charts uses a simple, pattern-based learning method to bring a valuable skill to anyone with a ruler and an hour to spare. We took the latest research into chart
patterns and spent hundreds of hours with readers testing and simplifying it to be sure it will work for you.

Includes a comprehensive Next Steps section with guides to the eight steps to begin trading, four classes of broker, major investment types, software, stock data,
free sources of charts, and more.

What this book is about

Stikky Stock Charts uses a powerful learning method to teach anyone the signals that professional traders use to make buy and sell decisions, step-by-step.

Each step builds on what came before and reinforces it. That way, by the time you reach the end of the book, you will be confident in reading a stock chart and forecasting the most likely next move.

Still more exciting, the things you learn will serve as 'hooks' on which you can hang future knowledge about stock chart trends and patterns.

The book also explains how to set a stop loss, which can help you to minimize your trading losses and maximize your gains.

Stikky Stock Charts has four parts:

Sequence One tells you how to identify trends and draw trendlines, support lines, and resistance lines. It also teaches you to recognize channels and rectangles, how to use them to make investment decisions, and how to place an order with a broker. If possible, you should read this sequence in one sitting.

Sequence Two builds on what you learned in Sequence One, adding several patterns: the megaphone, three types of triangle, the double top, and the head and shoulders top. It also tells you how to read volume, what a stop loss is, and how to set one. Ideally, you should leave a few days, but no more than a week, between completing Sequence One and reading Sequence Two.

The Epilogue, a special feature of Stikky books, brings together everything you have learned and reinforces it in some new and unfamiliar situations. Again, you should leave a few days between completing Sequence Two and reading the Epilogue

If, by the end of the book, you are eager to find out more, as we hope you will be, you will find dozens of things to explore in the Next Steps section.

You can skip to the Next Steps section at any time, of course, but the rest of the book only makes sense if read in order: Sequence One, Sequence Two, Epilogue.


“A demystifying introduction to the art of technical analysis—charts haven’t been this much fun since the 1990s bull market.”
—ANDREW W LO, Director of the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Professor of Finance, and co-author of A Non-Random Walk Down Wall Street

Stikky Stock Charts proves that the simplest tools are often the most powerful.”
—BRUCE KAMICH, President of the Market Technicians Association and Professor of Finance, Rutgers

“I gave Stikky Stock Charts to my 12-year-old son, who read it in an hour. I then gave him the same test I give my incoming graduate students and he passed with flying colors.”
—CHARLES BASSETTI, Professor of Finance and Economics at Golden Gate University, editor and co-author of Technical Analysis of Stock Trends

“This book is a real gem. It presents all the major chart patterns and shows how they are used without the intimidation found in other books.”
—LOUIS MENDELSOHN, CEO of Market Technologies Corporation and creator of VantagePoint

“If you want to take control of your investments, read this book. You’ll love it, and profit from it.”
—PAUL RABBITT, CEO of Rabbitt Analytics

Stikky Stock Charts is like no other book I have seen on the subject.”
—RAVI JAGANNATHAN, Professor of Finance at Kellogg School of Management and President of the Society of Financial Studies