Trading Commodities and Financial Future A Step by Step Guide to Mastering the Markets

ISBN-10: 0131476548

ISBN-13: 9780131476547

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: George Kleinman

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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 10/18/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Basic training: a futures primer
Futures markets and the futures contract
It is as easy to sell short as to buy long
Margin and leverage
Delivery months
Brokers and commissions
The players
A hedging example
The Exchange, 'open outcry' and the clearinghouse
The regulators and regulations
How to place an order
The intermediate futures trading course (or just enough knowledge to make you dangerous!)
Zero sum game
Money management
Contrary opinion theory
Spreads, straddles, and switches
Carrying charges
Normal or inverted?
The "Voice from the Tomb"
A diabolical story
The options primer
What is an option?
How options work
Advanced option strategies
Buying options to protect futures
Writing options as a hedging strategy
Covered option writing
Option spreads
Straddles and strangles
Butterfly spreads
Eight winning option trading rules
Stay away from deep in-the-money options
Stay away from deep out-of-the-money options
Trade slightly out-of-the-money, at-the-money, or slightly in-the-money options
There is a time for all seasons
Covered call writing is a good strategy for what appears to be a bullish environment, and covered put writing is generally good for what looks like the bear
In "normal" markets, write straddles and strangles
Look for opportunities to backspread
Use options to hedge a profitable futures position
How to analyze the markets fundamentally
Fundamental analysis
Technical analysis
Which is the best way to go?
Financial futures
The advanced futures trading course (or how to analyze the markets technically)
Does technical analysis really work?
Open interest
Point and figure charts
Japanese candlestick charts
Spread trading-a valuable forecasting tool
Why technical analysis makes sense
The most valuable technical tool (TMVTT)
Bottom pickers versus trend followers
A moving picture
A moving average primer
The simple moving average
How many days should you use in your moving average?
Bottom line
How I use "TMVTT"
Step 1
Step 2
Additional rules for maximum success
A day trader's secrets
Your nine essential day trader's rules
The trend reversal day trading system
Your state of mind (trader's psychology)
Six hurdles to successful trading
Money management
If you don't feel right, you won't trade right
Your advantage
Twenty-five trading secrets of the pros
Jesse's secret
The secret to making the big money is to maximize the big move
Jesse Livermore
Those who can be right and sit tight
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