A Complete Guide to the Futures Market

$31.62

  • Format: PDF
  • Pages: 722
  • Published Date: 2017

Description

A Complete Guide to the Futures Market is the comprehensive resource for futures traders and analysts. Spanning everything from technical analysis, trading systems, and fundamental analysis to options, spreads, and practical trading principles, A Complete Guide is required reading for any trader or investor who wants to successfully navigate the futures market. Clear, concise, and to the point, this fully revised and updated second edition provides a solid foundation in futures market basics, details key analysis and forecasting techniques, explores advanced trading concepts, and illustrates the practical application of these ideas with hundreds of market examples. The focus of this book is on analysis and trading. A Complete Guide to the Futures Market:

  • Details different trading and analytical approaches, including chart analysis, technical indicators and trading systems, regression analysis, and fundamental market models.
  • Separates misleading market myths from reality.
  • Gives step-by-step instruction for developing and testing original trading ideas and systems.
  • Illustrates a wide range of option strategies, and explains the trading implications of each.
  • Details a wealth of practical trading guidelines and market insights from a recognized trading authority.

Contents:

  • For Beginners Only
  • The Great Fundamental versus Technical Analysis Debate
  • Charts: Forecasting Tool or Folklore?
  • Types of Charts
  • Linking Contracts for Long-Term Chart Analysis: Nearest versus Continuous Futures
  • Trends
  • Trading Ranges
  • Support and Resistance
  • Chart Patterns
  • Is Chart Analysis Still Valid?
  • Technical Indicators
  • Midtrend Entry and Pyramiding
  • Choosing Stop-Loss Points
  • Setting Objectives and Other Position Exit Criteria
  • The Most Important Rule in Chart Analysis
  • Technical Trading Systems: Structure and Design
  • Examples of Original Trading Systems
  • Selecting the Best Futures Price Series for System Testing
  • Testing and Optimizing Trading Systems
  • How to Evaluate Past Performance
  • Fourteen Popular Fallacies, or What Not to Do Wrong
  • Supply-Demand Analysis: Basic Economic Theory
  • Types of Fundamental Analysis
  • The Role of Expectations
  • Incorporating Inflation
  • Seasonal Analysis
  • Analyzing Market Response
  • Building a Forecasting Model: A Step-by-Step Approach
  • Fundamental Analysis and Trading
  • The Concepts and Mechanics of Spread Trading
  • Intercommodity Spreads: Determining Contract Ratios
  • Spread Trading in Stock Index Futures
  • Spread Trading in Currency Futures
  • An Introduction to Options on Futures
  • Option Trading Strategies
  • The Planned Trading Approach
  • Seventy-Five Trading Rules and Market Observations
  • 50 Market Wizard Lessons