Books Tim Has Written

Tim Knight has been writing professionally since 1982, and his first book, The World Connection, accurately predicted the tectonic shifts that were going to take place due to computer communications a dozen years before the first web browser even existed. More recently, he has focused on financial markets. His 25th book, Silicon Valley Babble On, as well as some other recent volumes are shown here:

Silicon Valley Babble On

Before the financial crisis began, a community of traders was created which used charts, economic cycles, and political discourse to shape their investment decisions. This unique gathering place was named the Slope of Hope, coined after the maxim “markets climb a wall of worry and slide down a slope of hope”.

Over the course of a dozen years, Tim Knight wrote over 15,000 posts on Slope, and he has gathered up what he considers the best and most illuminating of these in Silicon Valley Babble On. Topics covered include startups and culture in the valley, the effects of the bubble and its aftermath, his own experiences building and selling high-tech businesses, lessons from the fast-paced world of equity trading, and life lessons drawn from personal experience. The book also features poignant essays written by other members of the Slope community.

Chart Your Way to Profits

Technical analysis is the study of past price movement for the purpose of predicting future price movement. If done correctly, it can lead to substantial trading profits. But making money in the market isn’t easy. No one knows this better than author Tim Knight, who has been charting and trading the financial markets for more than thirty years. The company he founded, Prophet Financial Systems (now owned by TD Ameritrade), was ranked for years as the number-one site for technical analysis by both Barron’s and Forbes.

Written in a straightforward and accessible manner, Chart Your Way to Profits, Second Edition examines a variety of chart types, highlights essential indicators, explores numerous analysis methods, and offers a wealth of in-depth insight and practical advice throughout the book. No matter what you trade, technical analysis can make you a better and more profitable trader. Price charts will consistently provide the most complete representation of the supply and demand behind any financial instrument because everything that can be publicly known or speculated is already built into the graph. Through the ups and downs of financial markets, technical criteria and charting allow traders to be completely objective in their assessment of price action, while leaving emotion out of the decision-making process. Chart Your Way to Profits, Second Edition can help you do the same, as it shows you how to combine technical analysis with powerful online tools to achieve trading success.

Panic, Prosperity, and Progress

With the financial markets seemingly careening from one crisis to another, it’s vital for today’s investors and traders to have an historical perspective on market performance during times of great turmoil. In this book, Tim Knight provides an exhaustive analysis of financial market behavior prior, during, and following tumultuous events since 1600.

Making copious use of charts and basic technical analysis, Knight demonstrates how external shocks tend to create extreme reactions in the financial markets and how these predictable reactions provide opportunities for investors and traders to profit. Knight traverses five centuries of financial market history, from Tulipmania in the 1600s to the contemporary sovereign debt crisis. He looks at each event from the prism of the financial markets, examining the market climate prior to the event, during the event, and following the event.

If you’re looking for a better way to make it today’s dynamic markets, look no further than this timely book. It is also available as an audio book

High Probability Trade Setups

A key element of trading is identifying situations in the financial markets that can produce a profitable trade. Fundamental analysts search for situations where a stock is undervalued or if a stock’s prospective earnings growth is underestimated by a majority of investors. Technical analysts look at patterns in the market that historically indicate the direction of the markets next move. High Probability Trade Set-Ups catalogs the best trading situations from a variety of technical approaches.

Engaging and informative, High Probability Trade Set-Ups provides a detailed explanation of twenty powerful, recurring tradable situations in the financial markets. Each pattern is thoroughly described, including its strengths and drawbacks, ease of identification, and the degree to which it produces profitable trades. Most importantly, the author provides entry and exit points for each set up. Examples of the set-ups include chart patterns such as ascending triangles, diamonds, gaps, pennants, and channels.

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, High Probability Trade Set-Ups covers a lot of ground with respect to this approach and shows you how to use it to make the most of your time in today’s dynamic markets.