Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Richard D. Wyckoff Method of Trading and Investing in Stocks: A Course of Instruction in Stock Market Science and Technique

The Richard D. Wyckoff Method of Trading and Investing in Stocks: A Course of Instruction in Stock Market Science and Technique 
By Richard D. Wyckoff

Book Description: Wyckoff Associates, Inc., Park Ridge, Illinois, 1951. No Binding. Reprint. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Softcover, Comb-binding, Reprint, exact facsimile of the rare course originally published by Richard D. Wyckoff in the 1930s, this seems to be a Photocopy of an edition published buy Wyckoff Associates, Inc. in the early 1950's as there is a reference on the title page that the home office was moved to the Midwest in 1951., 400 pp.,

Book Condition: Good, Photocopy reprint of the original document, some charts that were originally "white lines and text over black background" are a bit difficult to read, but should suffice for the purpose the author intended, all text is clear and legible.

Contents: How to Proceed, Foreword, Basic Law, Judging the Market by its Own Action, Forms of Charts, Buying and Selling Waves, Chart Records, Determining the Trend of the Market - Composite Averages, Comparing Strength and Weakness - Group Averages, How a Campaign is Conducted - Individual Chart Studies Part 1, How the Operator's Intentions May Be Detected - Chart Studies II, Figure Charts - Individual Chart Studies Part III, Figure Charts - Individual Chart Studies Part IV, Figure Charts - NY Times Average - Chart Studies Part V, Market Technique - Volume Studies, Significance of Trend Lines, Vertical Line Charts - Chart Studies Part VI, Vertical Line Charts - Chart Studies Part VII, Selecting the Best Stocks - Position Sheet - Barometer, How to Determine the Position of an Individual Stock, Buying and Selling Test, Refinements, The Wave Chart, Stop Orders - How to Handle Them, General Instructions - Cautionary Suggestions, Market Philosophy - Cautionary Suggestions (continued), end. 400 pp.

Summary: EXTREMELY SCARCE TRADING COURSE from Wyckoff written in the early 1930s (Wyckoff died in 1934). The course has stood the test of time. This is a very difficult title to find even in reprint form. Originals, if you can find one, are 5 figures. Wyckoff was a very disciplined trader and this course reflects his focus, tenacity and attention to detail. 400 pages. Highly Recommending Reading.

Status: SOLD,  16 February 2013 to Private Collector in Quebec, Canada.

2 comments:

  1. hello, can u tell me a guess at the value of the course that would be in original print in a leather binder with richard d wyckoffs signature at the end of course in pencil? it is a three ring binder with what appears to be a typed version with someones name embossed on the front of the leather binder, the student i assume!

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