I wish I could find a public link for this:
Merrill Lynch just put out a very cool 60 page “primer” on Technical Analysis. It covers the core concepts behind technicals, including Trends, Relative Price Analysis, Price Momentum Indicators, Reversals, The importance of volume, Support and Resistance, Market Breadth
Market Sentiment, The Fibonacci Concept, and Putting it all together.
Of course, you could always go out and buy Edwards & Magee’s Technical Analysis of Stock Trends, but you get a very different read from practitioners working at a major wire house.
I have my own PDF (which I cannot post to Scribd for work product/copyright reasons), but if anyone knows of a public link, please share!
Primer: A handbook of the basics
Market Analysis Technical Handbook
Stephen Suttmeier, CFA, CMT; Jue Xiong, CFA; MacNeil Curry, CFA, CMT
We cover the basics of Trend, Momentum and other technical indicators and
Market Analysis | United States
Merrill Lynch 14 May 2013