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Starting Out in Futures Trading

ISBN-10: 0071363904

ISBN-13: 9780071363907

Edition: 6th 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Mark J. Powers

List price: $32.00
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One of the best-known futures traders explains how to trade for profit in today's global futures marketplace Look into the bookcase of any successful futures trader, and odds are you"ll find a worn, well-used copy of Mark Powers"s Starting Out In Futures Trading. In this new editionthe best-selling book"s first update since 1993Powers reflects on the many new forces that are shaping the industry. From new rules and regulations to the emergence of electronic trading and the Internet, Powers"s unquestioned knowledge and experience cover all the key basics in the world of futures tradingand show traders from novice to veteran how to profit in that world. The perfect starting point for a new trader, and a valuable refresher for anyone, Starting Out In Futures Trading, Sixth Edition, covers: How to choose a broker and place an order The increased importance of stock indices New research, rules, and regulations
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 2/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
Trading Stocks versus Trading Commodity Futures
The Electronic Exchange
Speculation Is Not a Four-Letter Word
Managed Futures--A Good Alternative
Commodity Index Futures--The Basket Approach to Investing
The Trading Plan
Choosing a Broker
The Order
Forecasting Prices--Supply and Demand
Basic Price Patterns--Forecasting Tools
Technical Analysis
Technical Analylsis--The Tools and How They Work
Volume and Open Interest
Commodity Hedging--A Primer
Hedging--The Basis
Your Banker and Hedging
Commodity Hedging in Action
Energy Hedging--Some Examples
Fact and Fiction About Spreads
Financial Futures--An Introduction
Money--Trading the Ultimate Commodity
Understanding the "Yield Curve."
The Interest Rate Contracts
Hedging Applications for Interest Rate Futures
Stock Index Futures and Options
Commodity Options
Strategies for Trading Options
Historical Development of Commodity Futures Trading
The Commodity Futures Exchange
Commodity Trader's Scorecard