QUICK SCANS: THE DOW JONES-IRWIN GUIDE TO TRADING SYSTEMS
For the trader who has a grasp on the fundamentals of technical analysis and is getting ready to buy a mechanical trading system, The Dow Jones-Irwin Guide to Trading Systems is a good primer on the subject—but little more.
The material presented in this book can be divided into trading systems information and general market history and information. The first third of the book discusses everything from W.D. Gann (who predicts that 1990 will be a bearish year for the market) to why people fail in the market. Also thrown in are benefits of the mechanical approach, gossip about various system developers and considerations in testing a trading system.