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Contrary Opinion Using Sentiment to Chart the Markets
ISBN: 0471363537     Date Published: 2000-02-01     Author(s): R. Earl Hadady
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Measure market sentiment and predict market trends.

Contrary opinion is the opposite opinion of the sentiment held by the majority. If eighty percent of traders are bearish then a bullish view would be a contrary opinion. As developer of the Bullish Consensus, R. Earl Hadady has fine-tuned sentiment, measuring the opinion of a specific majority, to a calculable figure. Traders can now develop a winning trading plan around the Bullish Consensus and buy or sell as warranted by its numbers.

Examines in-depth the workings of the futures markets and how market sentiment affects those markets.
* Demonstrates that the trend of the market is actually a reflection of the trend of market sentiment

Earl Hadady (Glendora, CA) is the author of the first edition of Contrary Opinion: How to Use it for Profit in Trading Commodity Futures. Mr. Hadady is a renowned expert in contrary opinion.
 
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8 of 8 People found the following review helpful.

The best elaboration on Contrarian Theory I ever read, June 4, 2002 ByServantofGod - See all my reviews This review is from: Contrary Opinion: Using Sentiment to Chart the Markets (Hardcover) Ironically the low sales of the book (I inferred from the Amazon sales rank) tells the high value of it, if ones believes the contrary opinion theory, that conventional wisdom, usually the popular one, always put the majority/public to the wrong side. The author had honestly and successfully delivered what one could grasp from the title: profiting by contrarion opinion (to be precise, bullish/bearish consensus) in futures markets. He explained why the futures market is a money game, why the minority always win, why conventional market wisdom (yeah, your analysts included) always fail...He did that so well. That's all I wanna say. ...
 
5 of 5 People found the following review helpful.

not a bad book, December 29, 2001 By"dwhorton5" (wheeling, wv United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Contrary Opinion: Using Sentiment to Chart the Markets (Hardcover) this book starts out giving the basics of the futures markets. the meat of the book is about bullish consensus which i found very interesting. the author states this isn't a trading system but a supplement to trading systems.i would reccomend this book.
 
7 of 8 People found the following review helpful.

Excellent book, simple and provocative, August 12, 2003 By A Customer This review is from: Contrary Opinion: Using Sentiment to Chart the Markets (Hardcover) What you will come to know in several years can be assimilated in little time with this book written by the master. Because most people are going towards electronic trading, they are devoid of the emotions that people have witnessed in the trading pits. Often times, things that are percieved in a convoluted way are at the human level pychologically simple, and that is what this book is taking you towards. Everything good and nothing bad.
 
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