Mastering the Trade Proven Techniques for Profiting from Intraday and Swing Trading Setups

ISBN-10: 0071459588
ISBN-13: 9780071459587
Edition: 2006
Authors: John F. Carter
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List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/7/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

There are more than five million active traders in the United StatesJohn Carter is a popular speaker at Trader's Expo and other industry events and a regular contributor to publications, including SFO magazine.Features techniques for mastering the 5 key traits of professional traders

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Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Trader's Boot Camp
Markets Don't Move Because They Want To, They Move Because They Have To
Average Trader Profile: The Wrong Skills in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
It's All About Pain and Suffering
The Case Study You Won't Read About at the Harvard Business School
Trading Rules for Sells/Shorts (Buys Are Reversed)
It's Not the Economy, Stupid
Psychology 101: What They Didn't Teach About Trading in School
Emotions Are Fine at Weddings and Funerals
Show Me a Guy with a System, and I'll Show You a Guy Who Is Welcome in My Casino
The Right Mental Outlook for the Markets: Don't Turn on Your Computer Without It
Phase I Trading: Destined to Lose-Traits That Make a Person a Success in Life Get Them Killed in the Markets
Phase II Trading: Fear-Based Trading or, "Everything I Touch Turns to Crap"
Phase III Trading: The Search for the Holy Grail: Holding Your Breath Is Not Advised
Signs That a Trader Is Stuck in Phases I, II, or III
Paper Trading: Why It's More Worthless Than an Iraqi Dinar
Hardware and Software-Top Tools for Traders
Hardware-It's All About the Ram
Taming the Technological Beast: Key Things Every Trader Should Know to Keep Their Computers Alive and Well
Turbo Charging the Trading Computer
The Back Up Plan: What to Do When Your Computer Crashes or the Power Goes Out-Because They Will
Not All Quotes Are Created Equal
A Bad Execution Platform Can Inflict Capital Punishment on Your Account
Opinions Are Like Bellybuttons; Everybody Has One
Establishing Priorities: If You Are Getting Interrupted During the First Two Hours of Trading, It Is Your Fault
Why Watching Harry Potter on DVD after 12 Noon Eastern Is Better Than Watching CNBC
Markets 101-Understanding the Basic Mechanics of the Markets Discussed in This Book
The World Beyond Stocks and Why It's Important
Markets are a Reflection of the People Who Trade Them. Is Your Competition Wired on Starbucks or Methodically Filling in a Crossword Puzzle?
Futures 101
In a Nutshell-What Traders Need to Know
The Mini-Sized Dow vs. the E-Mini S&P 500
Liquidity Is King
Contract Specifications-What a Trader Needs to Know to Trade Key Markets
Forex for Newbies
This Is How Forex Moves Are Measured
How to Hedge Your Own Life in the Forex Markets
For Traders, This Is All You Need to Know
The Stock Market Is Now Open-Seven Key Internals to Gauge Intraday Market Direction
Musicians Know How to Read Music; Traders Must Know How to Read the Markets
TICKS-They Can Run but They Can't Hide
TIKI-When Only the Fastest Heads Up Will Do
TRIN: Like High School, It's All About Pressure
TRINQ-The TRIN for the Nasdaq
Put/Call Ratio-The Keys to the Kingdom
Sector Sorter List-Beauty Is Not Only Skin Deep
This Is How You Know It's Going to Be a Choppy Day
Putting It All Together-Sizing Up the Trading Day from the Opening Bell
Listening In on the Floor-The Value of Pit Noise
Specific Intraday and Swing Trading Setups for Futures, Stocks, and Options, and Forex
The Opening Gap: The First and Highest Probability Play of the Day
Trading Without a Specific Setup in Mind is Like Hiking in the Amazon Without a Compass
Not All Gaps Are Created Equal
Trading Rules for Gap Down Buys (Gap Up Sells Are Reversed)
Who Is Getting a Spanking and Why?
Specific Examples of Trading the Gap
What to Do with Unfilled Gaps
Strategies for Those Who Can't Trade Full Time
Position Sizing with a $100,000 Account
Summing up the Gaps
Pivot Points-Great for Trending Days and Even Better for Choppy Days
Beating Indicator-Based Traders to the Punch
Not All Pivots Are Created Equal
Here's Exactly How I Set Them Up on My Charts
The Psychology Behind the Pivots-Who Is Getting Burned
Trading Rules for Pivot Buys on Trending Days (Sells Are Reversed)
Trading Rules for Pivot Buys on Choppy Days (Sells Are Reversed)
Trailing Stops in This Fashion Is the key
Tips and Tricks for Using the Pivots
What about Fibonacci Numbers?
Summing Up the Pivots
Scalper Buys and Scalper Sells-When Only a Quick Confirmation Will Do
Identifying and Profiting from Changes in Trend without Catching a Falling Knife or Stepping in Front of a Freight Train
Tick Charts Are Best for Scalping
Trading Rules for Buys (Sells Are Reversed)
Specific Examples of Scalper Buy and Sell Setups
Summing Up the Scalper Buys and Sells
Increase Probabilities of Success through Multi-Setup Combinations
Tick Fades: Taking the Opposite Side of the Newbies
The Number One Action Alert Available Today
Trading Rules for Sell Fades (Buys Are Reversed)
Specific Examples of Tick Fade Setups
Summing Up the Tick Fades
The Squeeze: Getting Positioned for the Big Market Moves
Day Trading Versus Swing Trading
Redefining Volatility-How Narrow Is Narrow?
Getting the Heads Up for a Potentially Larger Move Before It Occurs
Trading Rules for Buys (Sells Are Reversed)
Summing Up the Squeezes
The Key to Getting Positioned before a Market Crash
Strategies for Those Who Can't Trade Full Time
A Note on the Squeeze Indicator for TradeStation and eSignal
Brick Plays-Letting the Markets Stack Up
Using Bricks to Capture Intraday Reversals in the Mini-Sized Dow
Trading Rules for Buys (Sells are Reversed)
Summing Up the Bricks
The Ping Pong Play-Batting the Markets Back and Forth... All Day Long
A Trading Channel That Moves and Adapts to the Markets in Real Time
Trading Rules for Buys (Sells Are Reversed)
When You're Dancing with the Market, It's a Good Idea to Let It Lead
The 3:52 Play: Capping off the Day with a Fine Cigar
This Is Where the Other People Start to Panic
Trading Rules for Buys (Sells Are Reversed)
Summing Up the 3:52 Play
Box Plays-On Days When the Stock Market Is Dead in the Water, Look to Currencies
Measuring the Length of the Move Before It Occurs
Trading Rules for Buys (Sells Are Reversed)
Summing Up the Currency Box Play
HOLP & LOHP-Catching Trend Reversals without Getting Smashed
Buying a Market Just Because It Is Cheap, or Shorting a Stock Just Because It Is Expensive Is Dangerous-Unless It's Done Like This
Trading Rules for Sells (Buys Are Reversed)
Summing up the HOLP and LOHP Plays
Propulsion Plays-Swing Plays Using Stocks, Single Stock Futures, and Stock Options
Setting Up for the Bigger Moves in Individual Stocks
The Trader's Guide to Single Stock Futures
The Only Way to Play Individual Stock Options
Trading Rules for Buy Fades (Sells Are Reversed)
Summing Up the Propulsion Plays
Market Profile-Removing the Mystery
Following in the Footsteps of Elephants
Specific Examples of Market Profile in Action
Summing Up Market Profile
Heading Back Into the Real World of Trading
The Premarket Checklist-Creating a Game Plan for the Next Trading Day
Like Running a Credit Check, to Understand What the Market is Going to Do in the Future, It Helps to Understand Its Past
Monthly Chart Analysis
Weekly Chart Analysis
Daily Chart Analysis
60-Minute Chart Analysis
Daily RSI Chart Analysis
60-Minute RSI Chart Analysis
Index Radar Screen Alert
Sectors and Key Stocks Radar Screen Alert
The Key to Reading Daily Volume
The Key Price Levels to Know Each and Every Trading Day
Pivot Numbers, of Course
Key Sentiment Readings
It's a Good Idea to Know What These People Are Doing
Miscellaneous Items
What Does Your Mother Think?
Summing Up the Premarket Checklist
The Trader's Business Plan
Who Gets to the World Series-the Team with a Plan or the Team That Decides to Wing It?
Why Am I Trading Again This Year?
Happy Wife, Happy Life
What Markets Am I Going to Trade?
Why These Markets? What Specific Trading Strategies Am I Going to Use?
How Much Money Am I Going to Allocate to Each Trading Strategy and Setup?
What Execution Methods Will I Be Using? What Parameters?
How Am I Going to Track and Rank My Trades?
What Are My Drawdown Rules?
What Are My Profit Rules?
What Is My Office Setup Going to Be Like?
What Are My Rewards If My Trading Is Going Well?
Are There Any Groups, People, or Organizations I'd Like to Help Out This Year?
What are My Specific Plans for Staying "On Plan" Throughout the Year?
What Am I Doing About my Physical Health?
Concluding Thoughts on My Plan
A Sample Plan from a Beginning Trader
Summing up the Trading Plan
When It's Not Working for You, No Matter What You Do
Will Cry for Food-Using Your Emotions to Make Money
The Four Seasons Hotel Trade
Thank You, Sir, May I Have Another?
When I Tick, You Tick, We Tick
Dive, Captain, Dive
High Five, Baby
Discover Your Personality Type and Find Out If It's Holding You Back
Personality Types and Trading-What You Don't Know about Yourself Can Hurt Your Trading
Trading Really Isn't For Everyone-Alternatives to Consider
Mastering the Trade
Amateurs Hope; Professionals Steal
40 Trading Tips for Maintaining a Professional State of Mind
Surviving the Trader's Journey
Conclusion and Final Thoughts
Index

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