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The Janus factor : trend followers' guide to market dialectics

Author: Gary Edwin Anderson
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012.
Series: Bloomberg financial series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tap into feedback loops to unravel market trends and discover profitable trading opportunities The Janus Factor presents an innovative theory that describes how feedback loops determine market  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Anderson, Gary Edwin, 1942-
Janus factor.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012
(DLC) 2012030690
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Edwin Anderson
ISBN: 9781118223482 1118223489 9781118236000 1118236009 9781118261699 1118261690
OCLC Number: 823737625
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 170 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The Janus Factor vii Introduction xiii Acknowledgments xv CHAPTER 1 Foundations 1 Serendipity 2 The Data Set 5 Reasons and Causes 6 Befuddled 7 Which Way Is Up? 9 CHAPTER 2 The Assignment 13 Measuring Risk: Offense and Defense 14 Picturing Offense and Defense 17 The Benchmark Equivalence Line (BEL) 19 The Trend of Relative Performance 22 CHAPTER 3 Feedback and Capital Flow 27 Feedback 28 Feedback and Capital Flow 31 Calculating Relative Strength 37 The Relative Strength Spread 39 Trend Followers and Contrarians 41 CHAPTER 4 The Janus Factor 45 Structure and Entropy 46 Confidence 47 Is the Market Predictable? 48 Balancing Acts and Paradigm Shifts 54 CHAPTER 5 Seasons of Success 57 The Venturi Effect 58 The Relative Strength Spread and the Performance Spread 61 Group Studies 68 CHAPTER 6 Why Jesse Went Broke 71 The Cotton King 74 1911-1914 75 The Final Years 80 CHAPTER 7 Sheep Dogs and Other Contrarians 83 The Sheep Dog Effect 85 A Contrarian Hedge? 87 The Contrarian Rebound 88 The Contrarian Collapse 92 CHAPTER 8 Situational Awareness 99 Bielema's Choice 101 The Bet 106 Let Us Calculate! 109 CHAPTER 9 The Direction of Momentum 115 Relative Momentum 117 Relative Momentum versus Relative Strength 123 CHAPTER 10 Long Strategies 127 The Critical Moving Average 127 The DOM Strategy 129 Contrarian Threats 130 A Defensive Long Strategy 133 It's a Bull Market, You Know 135 CHAPTER 11 The Complete Strategy 137 Combined Long and Short Strategies 139 The Model Portfolio 141 Execution 143 Appendix 149 About the Author 163 Index 165
Series Title: Bloomberg financial series.
Responsibility: Gary Edwin Anderson.

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