Want to know how to trade the hottest new investment vehicle? This book reveals the secrets of profiting from a new and growing investment vehicle????????????????????????the Exchange-Traded Fund. Pulling from experts in the field like Linda Bradford Raschke and Steve Palmquist, this book has all the information you need to begin trading ETFs for profit: ???????????????????????? Learn the basics of ETFs; how they work, why they're growing in popularity, and how you can get your share of the profits. ???????????????????????? Discover the way to apply classic techniques to leverage your ETF investments for both the short-term and long-term. ???????????????????????? Study simple but highly effective mechanical ETF rotation techniques (style, sector, and international) that are now available to the individual investor. ETF Trading Strategies Revealed doesn't end there. Learn from long-time trader and founder of AIQ Systems, Dr. J.D. Smith, what it takes to mentally be the best. When you have the emotional discipline to follow his techniques, you'll find increased p
Noted technical analyst John Person outlines a comprehensive method to pinpointing today's best trading opportunities The economy and stock market are heavily influenced by seasonal factors. For example, a strong holiday buying season tends to be bullish for retail stocks or rising energy costs hurt airline profitability. Awareness of seasonal trends in both the economy and stock market can put you in a better position to profit from sectors and stocks that are likely to outperform the overall market. And technical tools can then be used to confirm emerging trends and time entries into these stocks and sectors. Mastering the Stock Market provides authoritative insights into a method for trading stocks based on seasonal trends, sector analysis, and market timing. Taking a top-down approach, the book explains how seasonal supply/demand forces impact commodities and different sectors of the stock market. After learning how to identify stock market sectors and commodity ETFs that are ripe for a big move, you'll quickly discover how to use technical analysis to gauge the strength of the sector or commodity and then identify the strongest stocks and ETFs to trade. Along the way, you'll also learn how to use the author's own indicators, Persons Pivots, to identify support/resistance areas and pinpoint optimal entry and exit points. Outlines a proven technical approach for trading stocks based on seasonal trends, sector analysis, and market timing Breaks new ground in comparative relative strength, trading volume, breadth indicators, and utilizing pivot analysis in conjunction with options expiration days to identify trading opportunities Written by noted technical analyst John L. Person To successfully trade today's markets you need to use a proven approach and have the discipline to effectively implement it. Mastering the Stock Market has what you need to achieve these goals and capture consistent profits along the way.
Providing a comprehensive introduction to rule-based trading, this work reflects the author's belief that successful investing is not complex, that market timing works, and that investors should actively manage their own assets.
Author: Leslie N. Masonson
Publisher: FT Press
Buy-and-hold investors hope for the best over the long-term, but unfortunately, every three to four years, like clockwork, bear markets decimate their portfolios. In the last decade, there were two devastating bear markets that wiped out 50% of investor portfolio values, not once but twice. These huge losses resulted in millions of investors having to delay their retirement plans, postpone funding of college education for children and grandchildren, and delay life’s many joys. You simply can't afford to be invested during these inevitable, large-scale declines. Now, you can use an easy-to-use investing strategy that delivers better returns with far less risk than "buy and hold." Leslie N. Masonson, stock market investor, researcher and author, helps you regain control over your portfolio using low-cost, low-risk, ETFs selected with his unique “Stock Market Dashboard" that reliably signals market bottoms and tops - and can tell you exactly when to get in and out. When it is time to invest, Masonson shows how to use Relative Strength Analysis to purchase the strongest ETF market segments with the best growth potential. He provides a specific investing approach and strategy for individuals with three different levels of risk tolerance: conservative, moderate and aggressive. Replete with examples, Buy-Don't Hold contains all the easy-to-use information you need to craft an investing strategy that meets your needs, lets you sleep at night, and reaps rewards in bull and bear markets alike. Stock Trader’s Almanac 2011 Top Investment Book
In High Probability Trading Strategies, author and well-known trading educator Robert Miner skillfully outlines every aspect of a practical trading plan–from entry to exit–that he has developed over the course of his distinguished twenty-plus-year career. The result is a complete approach to trading that will allow you to trade confidently in a variety of markets and time frames. Written with the serious trader in mind, this reliable resource details a proven approach to analyzing market behavior, identifying profitable trade setups, and executing and managing trades–from entry to exit.
Manual of over 30 short-term strategies for traders. Categories include day trading strategies, advanced strategies, S&P and stock market timing and equity trading.
The Simple Strategy
Author: Markus Heitkoetter, Mark Hodge
Learn A Powerful Day Trading Strategy In Less Than 60 Minutes A profitable trading strategy is the most important tool for a trader. This book explains a powerful trend-following day trading strategy for trading futures, stocks, ETFs and Forex. "The Simple Strategy" Is Easy To Understand And To Trade The Simple Strategy is very popular amongst traders for the following reasons: Clear Entry Rules When trading "The Simple Strategy," there's no second-guessing. As you will see, the entry rules are based on indicators - and these rules are black and white. Either the MACD is above the zero line or it isn't. And either the RSI is above 70 or it isn't. The entries are easy to identify and execute. That's why this strategy is called "The Simple Strategy" Clear Exit Rules When trading "The Simple Strategy" you'll know when to exit even before you enter the trade. So, you know exactly how much to risk on any given trade which is essential for precise position sizing and money management. Plus, you can put the trade on auto-pilot once your entry order is filled. This keeps trade management to a minimum. It's easy and simple. Taking advantage of small intraday trends These days trends are short-lived. The times when you could enter the market in the morning and exit the market in the afternoon are over. These days the markets can turn on a dime. Low trading commissions and computerized trading have destroyed the nice and long intraday trends. However, with "The Simple Strategy" you can take advantage of the small intraday trends that we are seeing in today's markets. You don't need a sophisticated trading software If you want to trade "The Simple Strategy," you only need a charting software with "basic" charting capabilities: Your charting software needs to be able to plot RANGE BARS, BOLLINGER BANDS, MACD and RSI. More than 90% of the charting software packages that are available today have these capabilities. There's no need to buy any proprietary indicators or expensive charting software! In short: "The Simple Strategy" can greatly simplify your trading. *** WARNING: This Book Is NOT For Everybody! *** Do NOT buy this book if... ... You Are Looking For The "Holy Grail" Because it doesn't exist! When trading "The Simple Strategy," there will be losses! Losses are part of our business as traders. The good news: If you follow the rules of "The Simple Strategy," then you will make more money on your profitable trades than you lose on your losing trades. In fact, the risk/reward ratio of this strategy is 1: 1.5, so you can expect to make $150 for every $100 you risk. ... You Want To Automate Your Trading Strategies "The Simple Strategy" will give you clear entry signals, but it's up to YOU to decide if you want to take the signal. As an example, I personally do NOT trade right into a major report. And I only trade the first two hours after the markets open, since most trends occur during this time. Makes sense?
Author: John L. Person
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Praise for FOREX CONQUERED "In this amazing book, John covers it all. From trading systems to money management to emotions, he explains easily how to pull money consistently from the most complicated financial market in the world. John packs more new, innovative information into this book than I have ever seen in a trading book before." —Rob Booker, independent currency trader "John Person is one of the few rare talents that are uniquely qualified to help traders understand the process of successful trading. With today's markets becoming increasingly challenging, John has cut right into the essentials and brought forward the much-needed tools of forex trading. This clear and well-organized publication is a major step forward in helping traders gain an edge. I would highly recommend Forex Conquered as a valuable handbook for both aspiring and experienced traders alike." —Sandy Jadeja, Chief Market Analyst and EditorLondon Stock Exchange, London, England "Forex Conquered is a bold title, but this book delivers the tools needed for successful forex trading. There is no fluff here, just the wisdom of a trading veteran that I have always respected-and followed." —Michael Kahn, Editor, Quick Takes Pro market letter and Columnist, Barron's Online "This is a wonderful, in-depth view into the explanation of technical analysis and prudent money management guidelines in the forex market." —Blake Morrow, President, 4XMadeEasy "Forex Conquered is a meaningful contribution to the growing number of books on forex trading. John Person provides a professional view of forex trading that readers will be able to use as a guide for strategies and tactics that work. The scope of the book covers more than forex and includes salient aspects of futures and option trading. It should be read and then re-read!" —Abe Cofnas, President, Learn4x.com Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
The essential guide to launching a successful career in trading—updated for today’s turbulent markets “Mastering the Trade is an excellent source for a basic understanding of market action, be it day and/or longer-term trend trading. A programmer will have a field day with the many ideas that are in this book. It is highly recommended.” —John Hill, president of Futures Truth magazine “John Carter’s new book focuses quickly on the critical area of trader psychology, a realm that will often separate the trader from his wallet if it is not mastered first. The in-depth trading strategies clearly show how to respond to market moves based on real-world examples.” —Price Headley, founder of BigTrends.com and author of Big Trends in Trading “Well written and packed with the kind of insight about the nature of trading and the markets that can surely benefit every level of trader.” —Mark Douglas, author of Trading in the Zone and The Disciplined Trader “This is a must read for all new traders, specifically for the psychological aspect of trading. I am recommending it to all of my clients.” —Carolyn Boroden, FibonacciQueen.com About the Book: When it was first published in 2005, Mastering the Trade became an instant classic in the world of day trading. Now, veteran day trader and educator John F. Carter has updated his time-proven swing trading technique to help you succeed in an environment vastly transformed by volatility and technology. Universally acclaimed for its sophisticated yet easy-to-execute methods, this practical, results-driven guide provides everything you need to make a lucrative career as a day trader—from preparing yourself psychologically for the unique demands of day trading to timing the market, managing risk, and planning future trades. Mastering the Trade sets aside timeworn basics and rehashed ideas to examine in detail the underlying factors that cause prices to move. Providing the tools you need to make the right decisions at the right times, it helps you enter market shifts early and either pull out before losses accrue or hang on for a long and refreshingly predictable ride. Mastering the Trade covers: The five psychological truths that will transform you from a mistake-prone novice into a savvy trading professional Exact entry, exit, and stop-loss levels for the intraday trading of stocks, options, ETFs, e-mini futures, 30-year bonds, currencies, and more Seven key internals, from $TICKS to five-minute volume—critical for gauging pending market direction from the opening bell Premarket checklists for analyzing recent market behavior and calculating on each trading day what you plan to do, how you plan to do it, and why Airtight risk control techniques for protecting trading capital—the most important component of a professional trading career After spending many years on various trading desks, Carter has developed an intuitive understanding of how the markets work. In Mastering the Trade, he gives you unlimited access to everything the markets have taught him—so you can make an exceptional living on the frontlines of professional trading.
Author: Marcel Link
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
A common denominator among most new traders is that, within six months of launching their new pursuit, they are out of money and out of trading. High-Probability Trading softens the impact of this "trader's tuition," detailing a comprehensive program for weathering those perilous first months and becoming a profitable trader. This no-nonsense book takes a uniquely blunt look at the realities of trading. Filled with real-life examples and intended for use by both short- and long-term traders, it explores each aspect of successful trading.
Many traders go around searching for that one perfect trading strategy that works all the time in the global FOREX (foreign exchange/currency) market. Frequently, they will complain that a strategy doesn't work. Few people understand that successful trading of the FOREX market entails the application of the right strategy for the right market condition. 7 Winning Strategies For Trading Forex covers: - Why people should be paying attention to the FOREX market, which is the world's largest and most liquid financial market - How understanding the structure of this market can be beneficial to the independent trader - How to overcome the odds and become a successful trader - How you can select high-probability trades with good entries and exits. Grace Cheng highlights seven trading strategies, each of which is to be applied in a unique way and is designed for differing market conditions. She shows how traders can use the various market conditions to their advantage by tailoring the strategy to suit each one. This revealing book also sheds light on how the FOREX market works, how you can incorporate sentiment analysis into your trading, and how trading in the direction of institutional activity can give you a competitive edge in the trading arena. This invaluable book is ideal for new and current traders wanting to improve their trading performance. Filled with practical advice, this book is a must-read for traders who want to know exactly how they can make money in the FOREX market.
Author: Irene Aldridge
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A fully revised second edition of the best guide to high-frequency trading High-frequency trading is a difficult, but profitable, endeavor that can generate stable profits in various market conditions. But solid footing in both the theory and practice of this discipline are essential to success. Whether you're an institutional investor seeking a better understanding of high-frequency operations or an individual investor looking for a new way to trade, this book has what you need to make the most of your time in today's dynamic markets. Building on the success of the original edition, the Second Edition of High-Frequency Trading incorporates the latest research and questions that have come to light since the publication of the first edition. It skillfully covers everything from new portfolio management techniques for high-frequency trading and the latest technological developments enabling HFT to updated risk management strategies and how to safeguard information and order flow in both dark and light markets. Includes numerous quantitative trading strategies and tools for building a high-frequency trading system Address the most essential aspects of high-frequency trading, from formulation of ideas to performance evaluation The book also includes a companion Website where selected sample trading strategies can be downloaded and tested Written by respected industry expert Irene Aldridge While interest in high-frequency trading continues to grow, little has been published to help investors understand and implement this approach—until now. This book has everything you need to gain a firm grip on how high-frequency trading works and what it takes to apply it to your everyday trading endeavors.
A practical guide to passive investing Time and again, individual investors discover, all too late, that actively picking stocks is a loser's game. The alternative lies with index funds. This passive form of investing allows you to participate in the markets relatively cheaply while prospering all the more because the money saved on investment expenses stays in your pocket. In his latest book, investment expert Richard Ferri shows you how easy and accessible index investing is. Along the way, he highlights how successful you can be by using this passive approach to allocate funds to stocks, bonds, and other prudent asset classes. Addresses the advantages of index funds over portfolios that are actively managed Offers insights on index-based funds that provide exposure to designated broad markets and don't make bets on individual securities Ferri is also author of the Wiley title: The ETF Book and co-author of The Bogleheads' Guide to Retirement Planning If you're looking for a productive investment approach that won't take all of your time to implement, then The Power of Passive Investing is the book you need to read.
Author: Gatis N. Roze, Grayson D. Roze
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"The book provides readers with a detailed roadmap that shows how to organize the routines and strategies necessary to pinpoint the highest-probability trades with the market has to offer. This proven approach is designed for investors at all levels and presents a comprehensive methodology that intertwines personal self-discipline with refined fundamentals and precise chart analysis. Methods from real-world experiences, novice investors will invest successfully with the comprehensive ten stages from buying to selling. They provide the building blocks for a profitable, long-term investment system and invaluable piece for asset growth equation"--
Author: Jim Powell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
'With his gallows humour and observational wit, Jim Powell gives us a vivid portrait of a man in meltdown.' Daily Mail When I was small, my mother showed me how to grow a carrot from a carrot. She filled a jam jar with water, cut the top off a carrot, ran a cocktail stick horizontally through the stub and suspended it over the jar, just touching the water. In time, roots sprouted, and when they were long enough and strong enough, the plant was translated to the garden and new carrots grew. This was one of the many exciting ways in which I was prepared for adult life. This is Matthew Oxenhay at sixty: a stranger to his wife, an embarrassment to his children, and failed former contender for the top job at his City firm. Seizing on his birthday party as an opportunity to deliver some rather crushing home truths to his assembled loved ones, it seems as though Matthew might have hit rock bottom. The truth, however, is that he has some way to go yet . . . With forensic precision and mordant wit, Matthew unpicks the threads that bind him: a comfortable home in the suburbs, a career spent trading futures and a life that bears little resemblance to the one he imagined for himself at twenty. When he unexpectedly bumps into Anna (the one who got away), the stage is set for an epic unravelling. Darkly funny, Trading Futures forces us to confront how change, like death, is an inevitable fact of life: feared by most, it can transform or overwhelm us. This is a brilliantly observed novel, for fans of works such as John Lanchester's Mr Phillips and On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan. It also featured as Radio 4's Book at Bedtime.