I was also looking to take a step back to work on the basics. My TA skills are severely lacking and need some work. I am also keen on digging into more of the fundamentals. If you read the likes of Soros or Rogers they trade a mixture of fundamentals and technicals. SaintJoe looks to trade the same way.
I want that kind of fluency within the fore dynamic. If I can get a broader perspective I can have a more complete investing/trading solution.
Karl, where is a good place to start to get a crash course in TA? I am going to begin that education again from the perspective of the neophyte. You mentioned 'The Master Swing Trader" as being really good. Where did you get your knowledge of TA from?
I am looking for a fluidity in my investing style and not just a invest by numbers robotic system. I believe that if it was that easy everybody would and could make a success of it. Such is not the case.
I have been reading 2 books which I have mentioned before but for ease of reference they are: If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks -- by Peter Navarro and Currency Trading: How to Access and Trade the World's Biggest Market by Philip Gotthelf.
Both of these marry technicals to macro-events with a level of fluidity that I am looking for. So right now my goal is to learn more about TA and to try and create a web/map of information. I wouldn't mind posting it here for discussion and input; if someone wishes to entertain it :-) But I am determined to see the big picture and to quote SaintJoe 'buy the rumour and sell the news". I want to be able to recognise which is which.