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The financial spread betting handbook : a guide to making money trading spread bets

Author: Malcolm Pryor
Publisher: Petersfield : Harriman House, 2007.
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Financial spread betting is growing in popularity. This book uses the model of climbing a mountain to explain a disciplined, winning approach to spread betting. It covers issues that include trade  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Pryor
ISBN: 9781897597934 1897597932
OCLC Number: 176918902
Description: xix, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements Risk Warning Introduction PART 1 - BASE CAMP Choosing A Spread Betting Firm Origins and growth of the market Selection criteria The 6-Stage Plan for opening an account Directory of spread betting firms Getting Set Up - Computer Hardware and Software Hardware Internet connection General software Backing up Postscript Trading Resources Trading software Price data Information Web sites Postscript What Do Winning Spread Bettors Bet On? Markets The 3 key tests Differences between the spread betting firms Summary Postscript Choosing a Spread Betting Type Types of betting 1. Extremely short timescale 2. Short timescale 3. Medium timescale 4. Long timescale 5. Very long timescale Differences between the spread betting firms Postscript Timescales for Spread Bets Postscript Pricing and Hedging Do they really want you to win? How spread betting firms work out their prices How competitive is the market? Do they hedge? Future developments a wish list Postscript 10 Common and Really Expensive Spread Betting Errors 1. No edge 2. No planning 3. Wrong bet size 4. No risk management 5. Mistiming exits 6. Out of control 7. Not in tune with the markets 8. Running before walking 9. Emotionally unstable 10. Not taking responsibility Postscript Keeping Losses Small - The Stop Loss Stop or no stop? Near or far? Automated or mental? Instant or delayed? Techniques for placing stops One more useful approach - the time stop Two tips Moving stops Postscript Spread Betting Order Types Are some orders better than others? What is on offer in the market? Postscript Practical Issues Order placement Automated stop orders Dispute resolution Funds transfers Keep abreast of your margining position Postscript Congratulations! PART 2 - CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN Finding A Strategy That Works For You What do you like? Technical analysis is excellent for spread betting The basic choice: trend or countertrend strategies? Or delta neutral strategies Master one strategy first Postscript Spread Betting Strategy I - Betting On A Trend - Trend Identification Basic concept - using spread betting to ride a trend Breakouts or pullbacks? How to identify trends Postscript Spread Betting Strategy I - Betting On A Trend - Selecting A Bet Simplifying trade selection - the weekly shortlist Simplifying trade selection - identifying daily set ups Taking the trade - entry triggers Postscript Spread Betting Strategy I - Betting On A Trend - Bet Size Taking the trade - the right size of spread bet Postscript When To Exit A Bet 1. The bet goes against us 2. The bet goes nowhere 3. The reason for the bet disappears 4. The bet goes our way Postscript The Re-entry Postscript Spread Betting Strategy II - Betting On Reversals 1. Buying support and selling resistance 2. Betting on candle patterns 3. Betting on gaps 4. Betting on divergence Postscript Spread Betting Strategy III - In and Out Within a Day You need the time to do this Finding intraday bets Betting on opening gaps Betting as company results come out Betting on false break outs Betting on blow offs Binary betting Postscript Advanced Strategies Arbitrage Pairs trading Hedging Postscript PART 3 - THE ROUTE TO THE SUMMIT The Right Strategy For You Character Account size Beliefs Attitude to risk Postscript Staying In Control - Planning The successful spread bettor's plans A week in the life of a successful spread bettor Postscript Staying In Control - Record Keeping Postscript Staying In Control - Regular Reviews Monthly review Quarterly review Postscript Staying In Control - Risk Management Staying in tune with the markets Monitoring positions Monitoring and controlling stops Margin control Managing total exposure and leverage Net long/short Diversification Standing aside Counterparty risk Exceptional events Contingency planning Postscript Developing a Winning Attitude Profile of the successful spread bettor 10 Rules for Profitable Spread Betting Postscript Continual Development Books Courses Magazines Web sites The final postscript... Appendix Examples of Basic Bets Spread Betting Glossary ADX Support and Resistance Betting via Exchanges How it works Benefits and risks of this type of betting Directory Of Spread Betting Firms
Responsibility: by Malcolm Pryor.


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