The Trading Course: Technical Analysis, High-Probability Set Ups, and Execution Tactics


A step-by-step approach to analyzing markets and making informed trading decisions

The Complete Trading Course provides aspiring traders with a detailed description of methods to analyze markets, spot profitable trading opportunities, and execute trades properly. Using a variety of approaches—such as Candlesticks, Elliott Wave, Dow Theory, and others—this book shows you how these methods overlap to identify tradable moments in the markets. Author Corey Rosenbloom skillfully explains how to identify trades based on price trend, momentum, and volatility—and how to make decisions confidently and maintain that confidence throughout the trade.

The Complete Trading Course goes beyond basic strategies to reveal how to assess your edge—the specifics of trade execution tactics geared to your unique personality—and then incorporate your experiences, stage in life, risk-tolerance, and individual psychological make-up into a lifetime of learning. By creating this unique approach, you'll learn to progress month to month and then year to year as a developing trader.

No one book, indicator, or seminar can teach you all you need to know to be a successful trader, but this timely guide lays the foundation upon which to build a lifelong trading career.

COREY ROSENBLOOM, CMT, founded the trading education site, where he offers a variety of services and market analysis. A Chartered Market Technician, he speaks regularly at industry trading conferences. Rosenbloom's work appears on a number of trading Web sites, such as,,,,,, and others. His strategies have also appeared in Dr. Brett Steenbarger's book The Daily Trading Coach. Rosenbloom earned a master's degree in political science and bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.


PART I Foundational Principles.

CHAPTER 1 Supremacy of the Trend.

What is a Trend?

Methods for Defining Trends.

Pinpointing the Trend Reversal in 2009.

CHAPTER 2 Momentum's Leading Edge.

The Science of Momentum.

Momentum in the Stock Market.

Gaps Reveal Momentum.

The Momentum Indicator.

The Rate of Change Indicator.

The 3/10 MACD Oscillator.

Where Momentum Is Strongest.

CHAPTER 3 Price Alternation Principle.

Defining the Principle.

Price Contraction Phase.

Price Expansion Phase.

Viewing the Market as Buyers and Sellers.

Feedback Loops.

Choosing the Right Indicators.

PART II Strategies and Tools.

CHAPTER 4 Candlestick Charting.

Benefits of Using Candlestick Charts.

Construction of Candlestick Charts.

Basic Terms Used to Describe Candlesticks.

Common Signals.

Three Trading Scenarios.

A Little Knowledge Goes a Long Way.

CHAPTER 5 Examining Price Patterns.

What Are Price Patterns?

Introduction to the Most Popular Patterns.

Head and Shoulders.

Inverse Head and Shoulders.

Bull Flag.


Using Price Patterns in the Real World.

CHAPTER 6 Fibonacci Tools.

What is Fibonacci in Trading?

Fibonacci Retracements.

How to Identify Fibonacci Retracement Confluence Zones.

The Multiple Uses of Fibonacci Tools.

CHAPTER 7 Following the Life Cycle of a Price Move.

Three Phases of a Large-scale Price Move.

Visualizing the Stages through Charts.

Ralph Elliott's Wave Theory.

The Three Rules of Elliott Wave.

Elliott Waves Example: Research in Motion.

Final Tips for Applying the Life Cycle in Real Time.

PART III Execution and Trade Set-Ups.

CHAPTER 8 Edge, Expectancy, and Execution.

All about Edge.

Edging Out Your Expectancy.

Trade Execution Tactics.

CHAPTER 9 Four Basic Trade Setups.

Common Components of Every Trade.

How to Classify Trade Set-ups.

Mean Reversion Strategies.

Mean Departure Strategies.

Where Trades Fit in the Life Cycle.

Trading Confidently.

CHAPTER 10 Specific Trade Setups for Today's Markets.

The Cradle Trade.

The Impulse Buy and Impulse Sell Trade.

Using Multiple Timeframes to Enter an Impulse Buy Trade.

Concluding Thoughts.

About the Author.