ADDED – just reposting this back to ‘featured articles’ as some may have missed it over the weekend

Catching up on some of the blogs I didn’t get to during the week I came across a post on The Big Picture with a link to a 57-page handbook on the basics of technical analysis from Merrill Lynch. I haven’t read the book, but thought I’d post it up for anyone who wants a low-cost (well, no-cost) introductory text. Its from 2007, and apparently there is an updated version somewhere (feel free to post a link to later editions if you have one):

Merrill Lynch: Market Analysis Technical Handbook (PDF)

ADDED: OK, here’s a link to the 2010 version (PDF again)