A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER The legendary investor shows how to identify and master the cycles that govern the markets. We all know markets rise and fall, but when should you pull out, and when should you stay in? The answer is never black or white, but is best reached through a keen understanding of the reasons behind the rhythm of cycles. Confidence about where we are in a cycle comes when you learn the patterns of ups and downs that influence not just economics, markets, and companies, but also human psychology and the investing behaviors that result. If you study past cycles, understand their origins and remain alert for the next one, you will become keenly attuned to the investment environment as it changes. You’ll be aware and prepared while others get blindsided by unexpected events or fall victim to emotions like fear and greed. By following Marks’s insights—drawn in part from his iconic memos over the years to Oaktree’s clients—you can master these recurring patterns to have the opportunity to improve your results.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Mastering the Market Cycle is a must-read" Ray Dalio "When I see memos from Howard Marks in my mail, they're the first thing I open and read" Warren Buffett "Howard is a legendary investor" Tony Robbins Economies, companies and markets operate in accordance with patterns which are influenced by naturally occurring events combined with human psychology and behaviour. The wisest investors learn to appreciate these rhythms and identify the best opportunities to take actions which will transform their finances for the better. This insightful, practical guide to understanding and responding to cycles - by a world-leading investor - is your key to unlocking a better and more privileged appreciation of how to make the markets work for you and make your money multiply.
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.
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|Author||: John F. Carter|
|Publisher||: McGraw Hill Professional|
|Release Date||: 2012-02-03|
|ISBN 10||: 0071788263|
|Pages||: 464 pages|
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.
Even the best trading system can prove disastrous if the trader doesn't have the ability to stick to their strategy. Featuring real-life case studies, The Psychology of Trading presents a step-by-step, goal-oriented approach to trading that emphasizes ways to keep emotions in check, overcome self-doubt, and focus clearly on a winning strategy.
Despite being excited by and interested in the grain markets, many participants crave a better understanding of them. Now there is a book to deliver that understanding in ways that could help you make money trading grain. Elaine Kub uses her talents for rigorous analysis and clear, approachable communication to offer this 360-degree look at all aspects of grain trading. From the seasonal patterns of modern grain production, to grain futures' utility as an investment asset, to the basis trading practices of the grain industry's most successful companies, Mastering The Grain Markets unveils something for everyone. The key to profitable grain trading, Kub argues, is building knowledge about the fundamental practices of the industry. To demonstrate the paramount importance of such intelligence, she uses anecdotes, clear examples, and her own experiences as a futures broker, market analyst, grain merchandiser, and farmer. The result is an immensely readable book that belongs in the hands of every investor, grain trader, farmer, merchant, and consumer who is interested in how profits are really made.
Wanting to invest in property but don't know where or what to buy? Feeling overwhelmed by all the property market information that's available? In Mastering the Australian Housing Market property expert John Lindeman provides the information and tools you need to invest with confidence, explaining when to buy, where to buy and what to pay. He also shares some invaluable truths that will help you avoid the mistakes may investors make and get the best people results from your investments. Inside you'll discover: how the Australian housing market works how to test the information you heard about the market where to buy for high capital growth and rental returns techniques and tools to estimate property values and predict expected returns the best time to buy and sell. Easy-to-understand case studies show you how to undertake your own market analysis, using data that is freely available. Mastering the Australian Housing Market is a must-read for anyone looking to succeed on their property investment journey.
For generations, technical market analysts have relied on the Wyckoff method for understanding price/volume interactions–a breakthrough technique created by Richard D. Wyckoff, one of the most influential traders in stock market history. More recently, many technical analysts have also applied the Lowry Analysis, an exceptionally powerful approach to understanding the forces of supply and demand that are the starting point for all macro-analysis. ¿ Now, for the first time, two leaders at Lowry Research discuss how to combine these methods. Drawing on more than 45 years of experience as technical analysts, Richard A. Dickson and Tracy Knudsen introduce a uniquely powerful, objective, and quantifiable approach to applying traditional price/volume analysis. By understanding their techniques, investors can gain insights unavailable through other technical methodologies, and uncover subtle indications of emerging trend shifts before other methods can reveal them.
Douglas uncovers the underlying reasons for lack of consistency and helps traders overcome the ingrained mental habits that cost them money. He takes on the myths of the market and exposes them one by one teaching traders to look beyond random outcomes, to understand the true realities of risk, and to be comfortable with the "probabilities" of market movement that governs all market speculation.
|Author||: Jack D. Schwager|
|Release Date||: 1995-09-06|
|ISBN 10||: 9781592802531|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
A twenty-four lesson tutorial in how to profit from the trading secrets of all time Run time: 367 minutes. Imagine having an in-depth conversation with not one, but dozens of the world's greatest traders. Jack Schwager has, and over the course of his three best-selling "Market Wizards" books he has revealed the trade secrets of the trading superstars. The distillation of Schwager’s years of in-depth research, this DVD provides you with a comprehensive, 24-lesson home-study workshop—making it easier than ever for you to profit. It arms you with proven techniques, insider knowledge and the confidence you need to create a complete program for trading success. Features Schwager's trademark point-by-point, lesson-by-lesson thoroughness, easy-to-follow instruction, and tons of real-life examples Provides you with everything needed to create a winning trading strategy tailored to your unique needs, goals and temperament Show you how to build an automated trading system (ATS), incorporate technical analysis into your trading program, master money management techniques, read and evaluate data, refine exit strategies and much more Covers an array of advanced topics, including charting methods, using filters to analyze data, trend-following systems and pattern systems Companion website features an online Chart Companion that lets you to study each example in greater detail and bonus lessons on how to program, test, and analyze data using your own ATS
|Author||: Jay Norris,Teresa Bell,Al Gaskill|
|Publisher||: McGraw Hill Professional|
|Release Date||: 2009-12-04|
|ISBN 10||: 0071713700|
|Pages||: 288 pages|
Make Volatility and Risk Work for You with Forex Trading! “This book should be in every trader/investor’s library. As we come out of this depressed market . . . this book can be your companion, helping you avoid mistakes and enhance your trading/investment program.” —Bill M. Williams, author of Trading Chaos “Whether you’re just getting started trading the world’s most exciting financial market, or you’re looking to add to your trading edge, [the authors] have written an engaging book packed with powerful techniques that you can use right now.” —Rob Booker, trader, author, educator, and founder and host of TraderRadio.net The foreign exchange market is the largest trading market in the world, with average daily volume well into the trillions. Because the market is always characterized by high liquidity, forex traders benefit most from volatile markets—making it the ideal investment approach today and well into the future. Mastering the Currency Market is a comprehensive guide to currency and futures trading strategies and techniques for both highly volatile and nonvolatile markets. Putting to work their vast and highly diverse experience in forex trading, the authors explain how to take advantage of the many benefits of foreign exchange trading, including its low cost of entry afforded by margin, and the dynamic pricing by nature of the competitive marketplace. Mastering the Currency Market is divided into five sections covering: The basics of trading currencies Fundamental analysis of price valuation Technical analysis and trading charts Trading philosophy and psychological discipline Volatility and risk management With four decades of combined experience, the authors clearly communicate to you a trading method that will give you the confidence to both analyze markets and execute trades successfully, regardless of underlying market conditions. As 2008 introduced nightmare scenarios for investors around the world, it was Al Gaskill’s most productive period of his trading career. He used the same trading methods spelled out in this book. Apply the lessons inside and you’ll see profits rise during periods of high market volatility, and when the market slows down, you can downshift to countertrending methods. It’s a win-win investing method, and Mastering the Currency Market leads you through it every step of the way.