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Market Volume Is the Force

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Market Volume Is the Force

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Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 26-JAN-2011

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This Element is an excerpt from Investing with Volume Analysis: Identify, Follow, and Profit from Trends (9780137085507) by Buff Dormeier. Available in print and digital formats. Project emerging market trends by using the crucial piece of information most investors ignore: volume. Market volume is a crucial piece of investment information. But most investors are ignorant of it: Financial analysts don’t consider it, while technical analysts underutilize it.  This article explains how volume provides essential information by indicating a price change before it happens and helping...

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High Frequency Traders Come Out of the Shadows

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High Frequency Traders Come Out of the Shadows

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Publication Date: 26-JAN-2011

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This Element is an excerpt from Crapshoot Investing: How Tech Savvy Traders and Clueless Regulators Turned the Stock Market into a Casino (9780132599689) by Jim McTague. Available in print and digital formats. How the nerds took over Wall Street–and how their high-frequency, computer-driven trading impacts your portfolio. How did graduates from physics and math departments of top graduate schools end up swarming Wall Street? It was an unanticipated consequence of new SEC regulations intended to encourage electronic exchanges. The sudden fragmentation of the market resulted in unexpected...

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Not Your Grandma’s Stock Market: The Stock Market Has Changed, and Not for the Better

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Not Your Grandma’s Stock Market: The Stock Market Has Changed, and Not for the Better

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Publication Date: 26-JAN-2011

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This Element is an excerpt from Crapshoot Investing: How Tech Savvy Traders and Clueless Regulators Turned the Stock Market into a Casino (9780132599689) by Jim McTague. Available in print and digital formats. The revolutionary change in the stock markets that you didn’t notice–and the profound impact it will have on your investments. A revolution inexorably altered the American stock market beginning in 2007; but outside the industry, few realized it had occurred. As late as 2010, the average investor still believed that the stock market was dominated by two major exchanges: NYSE and...

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Three outstanding investing guides packed with strategies for reducing costs and improving returns in today’s tough investment environment. Three books packed with wealth-building, cost-cutting help for today’s investors and markets. Don’t pay someone to pick stocks! Do it better yourself, with Harry Domash’s #1 guide to stock analysis! Next, Michael Kahn completely demystifies technical analysis and shows you exactly how to apply it--easily, painlessly, profitably. Then, Marvin Appel helps you use bonds and income-producing equity strategies to meet your income needs without unacceptable...

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What Would Ben Graham Do Now?: A New Value Investing Playbook for a Global Age

What Would Ben Graham Do Now?: A New Value Investing Playbook for a Global Age

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Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 11-MAY-2011

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As originally conceived by the legendary Benjamin Graham, traditional value investing involves purchasing relatively stable stocks and companies at a percentage below their intrinsic value. But this approach contains many hidden, U.S.-centric assumptions that simply don’t work well in today’s high-growth emerging markets. In this book, leading global value investor Jeffrey Towson extends and modernizes value investing, helping you apply its core principles while you access tremendous opportunities available in today’s fastest-growing markets. Towson introduces the powerful Value...

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Introduction to Trading and Investing with Options (Collection)

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Introduction to Trading and Investing with Options (Collection)

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Publication Date: 06-JAN-2011

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Your complete three-book options library: up-to-date techniques, crystal-clear explanations, real examples, step-by-step instructions! Three options best-sellers, one great price! Guy Cohen introduces options in plain English, so you can start earning profits fast. W. Edward Olmstead teaches step-by-step how to control risk, safeguard investments, and much more. Then, Michael Thomsett presents 12 conservative strategies for hedging losses, mitigating risk, creating income, and increasing overall returns. From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Guy Cohen, Dr. W. Edward...

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Love Your Emotions—But Don’t Trade Them

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Love Your Emotions—But Don’t Trade Them

By: David Gaffen

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Publication Date: 15-DEC-2010

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This Element is an excerpt from Never Buy Another Stock Again: The Investing Portfolio That Will Preserve Your Wealth and Your Sanity (9780137071555) by David Gaffen. Available in print and digital formats. How to control the emotions and cognitive dissonance that get so many individual investors in trouble. More than 80% of U.S. drivers consider themselves above average. This cognitive dissonance appears in the stock market as well, in the guise of investors who believe they are superior traders. The ability to consistently outsmart the markets is exceedingly rare. The attitude that...

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8 breakthrough options trading strategies — with everything you need to know to apply them! Eight options strategies every savvy trader needs to master – each presented concisely, with real-world guidance from a world-class expert! Discover powerful swing trading alternatives… strategies utilizing low risk-spreads… better ways to pick covered calls… how to compare investments through ranking analysis… use short puts and synthetic stock… control margin and risk… even recover from losses! From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Michael Thomsett, Sergey Izraylevich, and Carley...

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The Wisdom of Investing in ETFs

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The Wisdom of Investing in ETFs

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Publication Date: 15-DEC-2010

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This Element is an excerpt from Never Buy Another Stock Again: The Investing Portfolio That Will Preserve Your Wealth and Your Sanity (9780137071555) by David Gaffen. Available in print and digital formats. Should you trade ETFs? An objective look at the pros and cons, the pitfalls, and how to avoid them. ETFs have some distinct advantages, such as tax efficiency, the ability to get in and out whenever you want, and in some cases, super-low expense ratios. However, there’s a downside, particularly for investors without discipline. The ability to trade whenever you want can exacerbate...

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Popular Media Investing Advice—and Why You Should Avoid It

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Popular Media Investing Advice—and Why You Should Avoid It

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Publication Date: 15-DEC-2010

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This Element is an excerpt from Never Buy Another Stock Again: The Investing Portfolio That Will Preserve Your Wealth and Your Sanity (9780137071555) by David Gaffen. Available in print and digital formats. When the major financial media picks stocks, watch out and stay away! Here’s why… The fascination of stock picking won’t go away, no matter how much bear markets hammer the financially uneducated. It gets truly dangerous when a particular stock or sector or market attracts the media, which arrives long after smart investors did. Three professors wrote in the Financial Services Review...

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Investing with Volume Analysis: Identify, Follow, and Profit from Trends

Investing with Volume Analysis: Identify, Follow, and Profit from Trends

By: Buff Dormeier

Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2011

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In the continual pursuit for higher profits, investors and traders alike often assume significantly higher risks while chasing the next hot opportunity. Other more sophisticated investors attempt to employ complicated indicators while not fully understanding the information the indicator was designed to reveal. On the other hand, savvy investors employ analysis to gauge the market, positioning themselves to potentially earn higher profits with significantly less risk. Volume analysis attempts to delve deep inside the market trends to help identify shifts within the markets.  Investing...

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Be a Dividend Millionaire: A Proven, Low-Risk Approach That Will Generate Income for the Long Term

Be a Dividend Millionaire: A Proven, Low-Risk Approach That Will Generate Income for the Long Term

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Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 17-MAR-2011

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Millions of investors are struggling to build a nest egg in the face of today’s brutal market realities. For many of them, dividend investing represents the perfect low-risk approach. Over the past 80 years, dividends have accounted for over 44% of the S&P’s total returns. Now, there’s an up-to-date, practical, step-by-step guide to successful dividend investing. In Be a Dividend Millionaire: A Proven, Low-Risk Approach That Will Generate Income for the Long Term, Paul Rubillo, the founder of Dividend.com, delivers all the information you need to invest successfully in dividend stocks and...

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Soaring with Condor Options: Trading Strategies from the Frontline

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Soaring with Condor Options: Trading Strategies from the Frontline

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Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 30-NOV-2010

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This Element is a very brief excerpt from the introduction of Profiting with Condor Options: Strategies from the Frontline for Trading in Up or Down Markets (9780137085514) by Michael Hanania Benklifa. There are no specific trading strategies discussed. A condor is a complex options trade that creates a “zone” in which a profit occurs over time and within a specific price range. Correctly picking the direction of price movement is not necessary. Understanding the dynamics involved in the trade is the key to long-term success and limited risk.......

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Crapshoot Investing: How Tech-Savvy Traders and Clueless Regulators Turned the Stock Market into a Casino

Crapshoot Investing: How Tech-Savvy Traders and Clueless Regulators Turned the Stock Market into a Casino

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Publication Date: 01-MAR-2011

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In just the past few years, the equity markets have been transformed into a high-speed casino that’s a pure crapshoot: a white-knuckle rollercoaster ride that has left individual investors legitimately terrified of equities. The Flash Crash of May 6, 2010–when the DJIA plummeted 734 points in 17 minutes, and dozens of top companies traded as low as zero–was just a harbinger of disasters to come. In Crap Shoot Investing, Barron’s Washington Editor Jim McTague reveals the twin causes of this massive transformation: high-frequency traders using mathematical hocus pocus, and blundering regulators...

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Commodity Market Fundamentals

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Commodity Market Fundamentals

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Publication Date: 08-NOV-2010

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How to analyze potential commodities trades: understanding and integrating the essentials of fundamental and technical analysis. All markets are valued by what appears to be a simple function between supply and demand, or at least that’s how it seems in Economics 101. In reality, the components of supply and demand are highly complex. Nonetheless, even those looking to trade commodities via technical analysis need an idea of what might be impacting a price chart’s data.......

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How Technical Analysis Investors Use Trends

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How Technical Analysis Investors Use Trends

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Publication Date: 03-NOV-2010

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This Element is an excerpt from Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians, Second Edition (9780137059447) by Charles D. Kirkpatrick III, CMT, and Julie Dahlquist, Ph.D., CMT. Available in print and digital formats. How technical analysts understand trends and translate those insights into market profits. Technical analysis is based on one major assumption: trend. Markets trend. Traders and investors hope to buy a security at the beginning of an uptrend at a low price, ride the trend, and sell the security when the trend ends at a high price. Although this...

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The Best Investment Advice Is Sometimes About What Not to Do

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The Best Investment Advice Is Sometimes About What Not to Do

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Publication Date: 03-NOV-2010

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This Element is an excerpt from It's About More Than the Money: Investment Wisdom for Building a Better Life (9780137050321) by Saly A. Glassman. Available in print and digital formats. Why the best investment advice you ever get might be what not to do. Shortly after 9/11, a terrible period for all investors and advisors–for all Americans–Edward called to thank his advisor. “Thank me?” the advisor exclaimed. “Why? I feel terrible about our losses over the last year.” Edward said, “No, you don’t understand. You told me not to invest $600,000 in a private equity partnership I was seriously...

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Crises Are Like Little Gifts

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Crises Are Like Little Gifts

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This Element is an excerpt from It's About More Than the Money: Investment Wisdom for Building a Better Life (9780137050321) by Saly A. Glassman. Available in print and digital formats. What you can learn about investing from financial crises–and what you can learn about life from any crisis. Crises are like little gifts. Every crisis presents opportunities to learn. To begin with, crises force you to examine your behavior. The investment markets are complex, full of events we cannot predict or control. A financial crisis can feel like an erupting volcano that disrupts our sense of...

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The Most Valuable Things in Life Do Not Involve Currency

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The Most Valuable Things in Life Do Not Involve Currency

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Publication Date: 03-NOV-2010

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This Element is an excerpt from It's About More Than the Money: Investment Wisdom for Building a Better Life (9780137050321) by Saly A. Glassman. Available in print and digital formats. Restoring real perspective on life: what money will buy you and what it won’t. If you had an hour to live, how would you describe the extraordinary moments of your life? Perhaps you would talk about some of your accomplishments, experiences, and people who have meant the most to you. Maybe you would express some regrets and share some stories. But would you focus on the money?...

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Have Investment Rules That Work for You

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Have Investment Rules That Work for You

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Publication Date: 03-NOV-2010

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This Element is an excerpt from It's About More Than the Money: Investment Wisdom for Building a Better Life (9780137050321) by Saly A. Glassman. Available in print and digital formats. Adopt these simple investment rules, and dramatically reduce your chances of getting scammed. In recent years, investors have been stunned by the proliferation of financial scams. Perhaps you are wondering, “How do I avoid encountering one?” One way to increase your security and confidence is to establish rules for the management of your investments. These rules as written should work for 80% of investors....