When getting started out with technical analysis it is helpful to read some books on the subject to get down the basics. You want to layout a good solid foundation for your trading career. I have a few books to recommend that I have in my own personal library. Here are two of the books that I feel are top beginner books on Technical Analysis.
A good place to start out even though the title of the book is kind of dumb is Technical Analysis For Dummies by Barbara Rockefeller. This book will help you get a good foundation for Technical Analysis. After reading this book you will have a good understanding of some of the basics such as trends, charts, candlesticks, patterns, channels, volatility, momentum and much more. This book will assist you in getting to know some of the key terms and items you will need to get started out in trading.
The next book that I recommend is Getting Started in Technical Analysis by Jack D. Schwager. How perfect is the title for this book that is exactly what you want to do. This book will be a bit more advanced than the dummies book and is a bit older but the content is solid. Technical analysis has been around forever and the principals of it will not get dated. This book will go a little more in depth on types of charts, chart patterns, time frames, trading systems and trend following.
After reading these two books you will be able to move on to studying charts and even beginning to paper trade to gain experience. If any one has any Beginner Books on Technical Analysis that they would recommend then please comment below and I will check out those books.
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