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How to Get Started in Active Trading and Investing - David S. Nassar

How to Get Started in Active Trading and Investing

Paperback Published: 7th April 2004
ISBN: 9780071440967
Number Of Pages: 306

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Everything You Need to Know to Grab Fast Turnaround Trading Profits--In Any Market The Wall Street Journal has sounded the call--"Online investing is back in vogue"--and millions of independent investors and traders are busy rebuilding their trading fortunes and driving markets to pre-Crash levels. In How to Get Started in Active Trading and Investing, trading pioneer and Wall Street Journal bestselling author David S. Nassar gives you the tools, techniques, and knowledge you need to take home the profits that are always available, in every type of market--and once again seize control of your financial future. "Great traders are hard to find and those that can transfer their knowledge to others are even harder--David (Nassar) is that person. If you only read one book this year, read this comprehensive guide to the markets. It is a rare opportunity to get into the mind of a highly successful trader." --Mark Fisher, President, MBF Clearing Corp., NYMEX trader and author, The Logical Trader, From the Foreword Praise for previous trading books by David Nassar: "David Nassar has done an excellent job assembling the key characteristics and attributes traders need that are often ignored."--William Lupien, Chairman, OptiMark Technologies, Inc. "Nassar has in mind sophisticated real-time data and computer programs that let ordinary investors see the same stock information pro traders see at the very same moment ...a great introduction." --Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xii
The Landscapep. 1
Traditional Wall Street--Trumpery, Tyranny, and Tendencyp. 3
Investment Bankingp. 7
Why a Broker Can Make You Brokep. 7
Analystsp. 8
Corruption in the Food Chainp. 9
Enter the Regulatorsp. 12
The Mutual Funds Rolep. 13
Where is the Market Food?p. 15
The Business Cyclep. 16
The Business Cycle Componentsp. 18
The Role of the Government (Fiscal Policy)p. 22
Federal Reserve Economic Policy (Monetary Policy)p. 24
The Broad Market and the Way the Engine Runsp. 26
Broad Equity Marketsp. 26
Fixed Income Market: Bond Basicsp. 31
Commoditiesp. 39
Sector Analysisp. 44
The Dow Jones Utility Averagep. 45
AMEX Oil Indexp. 46
Currenciesp. 47
The Effects of Interest Rates on the Dollar and Goldp. 50
Real Estatep. 52
The Fear Indexp. 53
The "Edge" is Emergingp. 58
Pictures of Perceptionp. 59
Opinion versus Analysis (Data)p. 61
Raw Market Datap. 62
The Basic Premise of Technical Analysisp. 63
Chartingp. 66
Volumep. 73
Timep. 75
Elasticity--The Range of Emotion Equals the Range of Pricep. 77
Supply, Demand, and Emotionsp. 86
Supply/Demand--The Emotional Hedgep. 88
Pricep. 90
Volatilityp. 91
The Volatility and Smoothing of Timep. 93
Volumep. 94
Velocityp. 98
Market Cycles and Technical Analysisp. 103
Market Stagesp. 104
Support and Resistancep. 119
Consensusp. 125
The Moving Average--Smoothed Consensusp. 128
Trajectories and Pathsp. 136
Continuation and Reversal Patternsp. 137
Candles and Oscillatorsp. 154
The Momentum Candlep. 154
Candlestick Patternsp. 155
Oscillators and Indicatorsp. 161
Fundamentals or Financial Fantasyp. 165
Fundamentals Answer Why, Not Whenp. 165
What is Fundamental Informationp. 166
Manipulation of Fundamental Informationp. 167
How to Filter Through Fundamental Datap. 174
Becoming Your Own Analystp. 180
Reviewing the Top-Down Approachp. 181
Top-Down and Trend Alignmentp. 182
Bottom-Upp. 194
Directional Bias Versus No Biasp. 199
Tactical Trading and Investingp. 202
The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentionsp. 203
Slippage Can Destroy Analysisp. 204
Institutional Order Flowp. 209
Single Source Liquidity Investment Vehiclesp. 211
Futuresp. 211
E-Mini S&P Contractp. 213
Pay Raises Become Effective When You Dop. 215
Applying What You Have Learnedp. 215
When to Sellp. 231
Favorite Strategiesp. 245
The "Short Squeeze"p. 245
The Stochastic Playp. 253
The Earnings Playp. 265
Buy Rumor, Sell Fact (News)p. 267
Conclusionp. 275
Indexp. 280
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ISBN: 9780071440967
ISBN-10: 0071440968
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 7th April 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.45

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