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The market guys' five points for trading success : identify, pinpoint, strike, protect, and act!

Author: A J Monte; Rick Swope
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A J Monte; Rick Swope
ISBN: 9780470138977 0470138971
OCLC Number: 154309273
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgments. About the Authors. Introduction. Chapter 1. Blueprint for Success. Creating Your Trading Plan. Trading is No Longer a Team Sport. Beware the Siren Song of Gurus. Know When to Fold 'Em. Shucking Right Down to the Cob. Grow with Your Plan. Chapter 2. Are You Out of Your Mind? How to Work with Your Emotions. Avoiding Pain, Seeking Pleasure. Piloting Your Trades. Technical Analysis or Tea Leaves? Fundamental Seduction. Using Best Practices. The Business of Trading. Overcoming Fear and Greed. Filtering Your Emotion. Case Studies. Mind Your Emotions. Point 1. Follow the Money Trail. Chapter 3. It Pays to Be Trendy. Putting Your Money with the Money. The Crowd May be Wrong, but they're Still the Crowd. Dow Theory. Uptrends. Downtrends. Sideways Trend. Support and Resistance. Moving Averages. Back on Track. Chapter 4. The Trader's Toolbox. How to Pick a Hammer when the Market Gives You a Nail. Trend Lines. Channel Lines. Moving Averages. Fibonacci Retracement Lines. Stochastic Oscillator. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD). Bollinger Bands. Don't Plow a Field with Your Mercedes. Chapter 5. Ten Common Mistakes Made by Traders (And How to Avoid them!). Mistake #1: Marrying Your Stock and Finding Trades that Aren't There. Mistake #2: Failing to Accept a Loss. Mistake #3: Doubling Down on a Losing Position. Mistake #4: Lack of Training and Preparation. Mistake #5: Trading with Scared Money. Mistake #6: Buying Cheap Options. Mistake #7: Overcomplicating the Analysis. Mistake #8: Unrealistic Expectations. Mistake #9: Using Software Crutches. Mistake #10: Trading Without a Plan. Point 2. Establish A Clear Support Level. Chapter 6. The Role Reversal. Working the Buyer/Seller Battleline. Market Mechanics. Your Opinion Won't Move a Market. Defining Role Reversal. Dollar Cost Averaging Vs. Cost Averaging Down. A Good Plan Gone Bad. Pursuit of the Breakeven Point. The Building Blocks of a Role Reversal Pattern. The Psychology Behind the Move. The Role Reversal from the Short Side. More Traders Drawing the Lines. Chapter 7. Seventh inning Stretch. Managing Market Stress. Analyzing Alex. Sweet Nothings - Literally! Trading Fingers of Steel. Small Steps, Big Changes. Chapter 8. E Pluribus Unum. Out of Many Stocks, One. It May be a Small World but it's a Big Market. Viva Simplicity! Back to the Basics. Getting Technical. Putting the Fun in Fundamentals. Buy the Rumor, Sell the News? "When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take it". Point 3. Wait for the Pivot Point. Chapter 9. Going with the Flow. Don't Jump in too Early. Jiu Jitsui Trading - Knowing When to Tap. Identifying the Pivot Point. The Pineapple Principle. Pivot Point Patterns. Bullish Pivot Point Patterns. Bearish Pivot Point Patterns. Use the Market without Guilt. Chapter 10. Essential Options, Part 1. Knowing Your Options. What is an Option? Call Options, or Pizza Coupons. Put Options. Chapter 11. Essential Options, Part 2. Knowing Your Strategies. On Expiration Day, the Option must be Worth at Least Intrinsic Value. Closing Your Option Position at Expiration. Closing Your Option Prior to Expiration Friday. Let's Talk Volatility. Long Calls. Long Puts. Cash Secured Put Selling. The Covered Call. Now You Have Options. Point 4. The 1# Rule. Chapter 12. Managing Risk. Learning to Lose Money the Right Way. Is There Really Such Thing as a Safe Investment? I'd Like to Buy a Vowel. Everyone Should Be Above Average. Five Principles of Risk Management. Risk Management Action Steps. Managing Risk in a Probabilistic World. Chapter 13. Trading Hall of Shame. Traders You Don't Want to Imitate. Barry The Bottom Fisher: Always Buys The Low (Until It Makes A New Low). Break-Even Betty: Forget Profits, Breaking Even Is Her Goal. Seminar Sal: He's Everywhere, but is he making money? The Frozen Chosen: Holding Back Because Of Fear. Larry The Lemming: Follows The Crowd, Not The Money. Norman Is An Island: Trades In Seclusion, To His Theme Song, "All By Myself". Urgent Carl: He's Trading, But He's Not Weaned. Oz and Trish: The Couple that Vows to Ignore any Losing Position. It's Funny until it Hurts. Chapter 14. Going to the Dance. Finding Your Broker. 1. Accounts. 2. Advice and Support. 3. Trading and Investing Products. 4. Costs and Fees. 5. Software. 6. Order Types. 7. Research. 8. Banking. 9. Reports and Records. 10. Security. You Are in Control. Point 5. Take Action. Chapter 15. The Trade and Beyond. Wealth has a Purpose. What is Your Purpose? Changing the World One Person at a Time. What's Your Story? Take Action. Glossary. Index.
Responsibility: A.J. Monte and Rick Swope.
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