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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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Publisher: FT Press

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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Publisher: FT Press

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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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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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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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....

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Rules Are Essential, But They Do Not Guarantee a Win

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Rules Are Essential, But They Do Not Guarantee a Win

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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. Get beyond frustration and anger, learn today’s rules for investing more successfully, and get back into the game. Have you felt let down by the economic crisis--disappointed, resentful, even angry? You might if you thought you were following all the investment rules you’d been taught. You are in good company if you are thinking, “I followed the rules! I should have won!” Unfortunately, life doesn’t work...

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Trading on Corporate Earnings News: Profiting from Targeted, Short-Term Options Positions

Trading on Corporate Earnings News: Profiting from Targeted, Short-Term Options Positions

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Publisher: FT Press

Publication Date: 09-MAR-2011

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Profit from earnings announcements, by taking targeted, short-term option positions explicitly timed to exploit them! Based on rigorous research and huge data sets, this book identifies the specific earnings-announcement trades most likely to yield profits, and teaches how to make these trades—in plain English, with real examples! Trading on Corporate Earnings News is the first practical, hands-on guide to profiting from earnings announcements. Writing for investors and traders at all experience levels, the authors show how to take targeted, short-term option positions that are explicitly...

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4 Investing Fundamentals Everyone Needs

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4 Investing Fundamentals Everyone Needs

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Publication Date: 15-OCT-2010

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Discover four simple ways to uncover exceptional value in equities with strong fundamentals. Short-term price movement in the market is always chaotic, and, as confusing as this is, it can become your greatest advantage. First, pick companies and stocks based on sound fundamental analysis. Second, time your purchase based on value, not fads. If you believe in the fundamentals, but you don’t know how to narrow down the list of what to watch, consider the following four suggestions.......

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Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple: How We Made Over 18,000% in the Stock Market

Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple: How We Made 18,000% in the Stock Market

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 23-AUG-2010

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How two former traders of William J. O'Neil + Company made mad money using O'Neil's trading strategies, and how you can, too From the successes and failures of two William O'Neil insiders, Trade Like an O'Neil Disciple: How We Made Over 18,000% in the Stock Market in 7 Years is a detailed look at how to trade using William O'Neil's proven strategies and what it was like working side-by-side with Bill O'Neil. Under various market conditions, the authors document their trades, including the set ups, buy, add, and sell points for their winners. Then, they turn the magnifying glass on...

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There Are Always Opportunities for the Objective Investor

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There Are Always Opportunities for the Objective Investor

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Publication Date: 15-OCT-2010

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This Element is an excerpt from Trade the Trader: Know Your Competition and Find Your Edge for Profitable Trading (9780137067084) by Quint Tatro. Available in print and digital formats. Learn how to profit from all price action — so you can earn returns in declining and sideways markets, too. The moment you stop allowing general market direction to dictate your emotions, you unleash powerful opportunities to capitalize on market movement. I was taught from a young age to seek out solid investments, buy them, and let them work. It took me years to truly embrace the philosophy that I...

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Using and Controlling Risk to Your Investment Advantage

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Using and Controlling Risk to Your Investment Advantage

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Publication Date: 15-OCT-2010

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This Element is an excerpt from Trade the Trader: Know Your Competition and Find Your Edge for Profitable Trading (9780137067084) by Quint Tatro. Available in print and digital formats. The two most common myths about trading and risk: why successful traders know better, and you should, too. The idea that you should always have stock exposure–and the level should equate with your age or time horizon–assumes that market timing isn’t possible. If that is the case, it’s just a matter of time before the hundreds of consistently successful traders I know go belly up. Sorry to all my trading...

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How to Trade the Trader

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How to Trade the Trader

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Publication Date: 15-OCT-2010

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This Element is an excerpt from Trade the Trader: Know Your Competition and Find Your Edge for Profitable Trading (9780137067084) by Quint Tatro. Available in print and digital formats. How to stay one step ahead of the mass of traders who’ve recently discovered basic technical analysis. With their newfound popularity, you can no longer adhere to only basic technical analysis principles and have utmost confidence they will work. You must think one step ahead of the other traders and consider their moves before they make them. The true edge must now be found in trading these traders who...

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You Are Trading Against Other Traders: Getting to a Complete Investment Awareness

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You Are Trading Against Other Traders: Getting to a Complete Investment Awareness

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Publication Date: 15-OCT-2010

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This Element is an excerpt from Trade the Trader: Know Your Competition and Find Your Edge for Profitable Trading (9780137067084) by Quint Tatro. Available in print and digital formats. Trade with the hawks, not the squirrels! Learn how to demolish traders still relying on basic technical analysis. I sifted through countless charts. Each walked a very fine line, looking as if at any moment they would crater into the abyss. I imagined the number of traders cuing up these exact charts for shorts, and I shook my head again at what would surely be their misfortune. For a moment, I remembered...

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CMF—Chaikin Money Flow: Changes Anticipating Price Reversal

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CMF—Chaikin Money Flow: Changes Anticipating Price Reversal

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Publication Date: 15-OCT-2010

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Discover Chaikin Money Flow: the technical indicator that’s strong, reliable, and nearly ideal. Every technician and speculator is on the lookout for a magic sign that gives them the jump on everyone else: a simple, easily interpreted, and reliable red flag anticipating price turns easily and consistently. It doesn’t exist. But there is an indicator that adds a lot to your timing and comes close to the ideal in terms of strength and reliability.......

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Technicals: Finding Invisible Trading Gaps

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Technicals: Finding Invisible Trading Gaps

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How to uncover the crucial, high-value gaps that basic technical analysis won’t find. Gaps are significant signals. However, you might be missing some extremely important gaps, those that are not visible without deeper analysis of the price pattern. Obvious gaps show up with clear spaces in between trading ranges from one day to the next. These are easy to spot. Other, more subtle, gaps provide equally important technical signals, notably foreshadowing reversals.......

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Precious Metals: Heavy Demand Beyond the Obvious

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Precious Metals: Heavy Demand Beyond the Obvious

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Publication Date: 15-OCT-2010

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Understand the demand for gold, silver, and other key metals--so you can invest in metals far more successfully. Market watchers closely follow precious metals futures, whether purchased through the commodities market or ETFs. Precious metals directly affect many aspects of the market, including currency valuation, and their value responds immediately to news. Metals, however, aren’t merely speculative tools: They’re widely used in manufacturing. This article examines demand for six key metals: gold, silver, copper, aluminum, platinum, and palladium.......

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Energy Futures: What Traders Need to Know About the Energy Market

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Energy Futures: What Traders Need to Know About the Energy Market

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Publication Date: 15-OCT-2010

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An up-to-date primer on the energy markets: everything you must know before you trade. There is no singular energy market. There are many different versions and subsets of energy: Any trader who wants to invest has many choices. The best one depends on acceptable risk levels, perceptions of the markets, and the amount of available capital. Before deciding how to enter this market, you should be aware of.......

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Technical Analysis: Declining Range Days, Strong Reversal Signals

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Technical Analysis: Declining Range Days, Strong Reversal Signals

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Publication Date: 15-OCT-2010

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How to uncover emerging market reversals while there’s still time to profit from them. Can you spot reversals and act on them before they have become obvious? Technicians pay constant attention to a stock’s trading range; however, some very visible reversal signals are easily overlooked. Also, you must have a trend to spot a reversal: Without one, there is nothing to be reversed. Some general assumptions may cloud a trader’s judgment. For example.......