Synopses & Reviews
Trading for a Living Successful trading is based on three M's: Mind, Method, and Money. Trading for a Living helps you master all of those three areas:
* How to become a cool, calm, and collected trader
* How to profit from reading the behavior of the market crowd
* How to use a computer to find good trades
* How to develop a powerful trading system
* How to find the trades with the best odds of success
* How to find entry and exit points, set stops, and take profits
Trading for a Living helps you discipline your Mind, shows you the Methods for trading the markets, and shows you how to manage Money in your trading accounts so that no string of losses can kick you out of the game. To help you profit even more from the ideas in Trading for a Living, look for the companion volume--Study Guide for Trading for a Living. It asks over 200 multiple-choice questions, with answers and 11 rating scales for sharpening your trading skills. For example: Question Markets rise when
* there are more buyers than sellers
* buyers are more aggressive than sellers
* sellers are afraid and demand a premium
* more shares or contracts are bought than sold
* I and II
* II and III
* II and IV
* III and IV
Answer B. II and III. Every change in price reflects what happens in the battle between bulls and bears. Markets rise when bulls feel more strongly than bears. They rally when buyers are confident and sellers demand a premium for participating in the game that is going against them. There is a buyer and a seller behind every transaction. The number of stocks or futures bought and sold is equal by definition.
Designed to accompany a guide on trading strategies and advanced methods of technical analysis for full-time investors in the futures, options or stock markets, this book contains questions and explanations which allow the main work to be used as a seminar or self-teaching text.
An eminent futures trader explores crucial factors in the markets that most experts overlook— time, volume and open interest— and describes little-known indicators to profitably track them. Covers all the popular technical approaches to futures, options and stock markets including Elliott Wave, oscillators, moving averages, Market Logic, point-and-figure charting. Explains why most traders sabotage themselves and how to avoid doing the same.
To help readers profit even more from the ideas in Trading for a Living, Dr. Elder has prepared this Study Guide, packed with over 200 questions and charts to help traders master the essential trading skills--from psychology to technical analysis to risk management, and more. Eleven rating scales help readers measure their growth and progress.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191) and index.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
Trading--The Last Frontier.
The Odds Against You.
Fantasy Versus Reality.
Trading Lessons from AA.
Winners and Losers.
What Is the Market?.
The Market Crowd and You.
Managing Versus Forecasting.
CLASSICAL CHART ANALYSIS.
Support and Resistance.
COMPUTERIZED TECHNICAL ANALYSIS.
The Directional System.
Relative Strength Index.
THE NEGLECTED ESSENTIALS.
Herrick Payoff Index.
STOCK MARKET INDICATORS.
New High-New Low Index.
Triple Screen Trading System.
Channel Trading Systems.