This booklet was written with the intention of enlightening your knowledge and awareness of different techniques of
technical analysis. As a professional trader and public speaker I strive to help educate my community of investors
and clients. As an example of my commitment to that goal I want to provide this manual to you. I believe that
continued education can help increase knowledge and through improved knowledge comes confidence.
This booklet is not designed to cover every detail of the material discussed but to help you to explore a new avenue
or refresh your memory of material you may have learned previously.
About the Author:
is a 22-year veteran of the Futures and Options Trading industry. Since his start on the floor of the
Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he has worked his way throughout the industry as a Broker, Trader, Branch
Manager for one of Chicago’s largest discount / full service firms under the tutelage of a former Chairman of the
Chicago Board of Trade. Early in his career, John worked as an apprentice for George C. Lane – Credited with the
creation of the oscillating system known as Stochastics. In addition, John studied Candlestick Charting techniques
by Dan Gramza, the man who helped Steve Nison from his first book. John has applied his knowledge throughout
the years by appearing as a regular contributor on several financial television programs and as a keynote speaker
at some of the countries top Investment Expositions. In addition, John is the editor of “The Bottom-Line Newsletter”,
a weekly commodity publication that incorporates fundamental developments as well as technical analysis including
his own proprietary trading system-using support and resistance levels on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This
helps his clients identify potential buy or sell signals on a short, intermediate or a long-term basis.