The New Sell and Sell Short

How To Take Profits, Cut Losses, and Benefit From Price Declines

Author: Alexander Elder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 175

A detailed look at one of the most underestimated aspects of trading-selling In The New Sell and Sell Short, Second Edition, Dr. Alexander Elder explains how to exit a stock at the right time and how to initiate a short position to profit from a stock that is showing weakness. Often overlooked, selling properly enables a trader to cut losses and maximize profits. Moreover, short selling in a weak market can generate big profits and should be a part of every trader's arsenal of tools. The new edition contains numerous examples of short selling stocks from the 2008-2009 bear market, demonstrating very clearly why traders do themselves a disservice by only focusing on the long side. In addition, the new edition contains an extensive study guide to help readers master the material prior to trading. Elder shares real-world examples that show how to manage your positions by adjusting your exit points as a trade unfolds. Contains new examples and insights from the 2008-2009 market meltdown Includes an extensive study guide with 115 questions and answers and 17 chart studies Discusses the selling process from a variety of angles: technical, fundamental, and psychological Explains how to maximize winnings in a profitable trade and how to minimize losses when a trade doesn't go as planned Offers detailed guidance for traders of stocks, financial futures, commodities, and currencies Explains how to set profit targets and stop-loss orders prior to entering any trade Other bestselling titles by Elder: Trading for a Living, Come Into My Trading Room, and Entries and Exits Understanding where and when to sell is essential to successful trading. The New Sell and Sell Short, Second Edition is the definitive reference to this overlooked, but vitally important, aspect of trading.

The Art of Short Selling

Author: Kathryn F. Staley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 884

A one-of-a-kind book that shows you how to cash in on the latestinvesting trend--short selling "The Art of Short Selling is the best description of this difficulttechnique."--John Train, Train, Thomas, Smith Investment Counsel,and author of The New Money Masters "Kathryn Staley has done a masterful job explaining the highlyspecialized art of short selling. Her approach to telling the truestories of famous investment 'scams' will keep the readerspellbound, while teaching the investor many cruciallessons."--David W. Tice, Portfolio Manager, Prudent BearFund "Selling short is still a misunderstood discipline, but even themost raging bull needs to know this valuable technique to masterthe ever-changing markets."--Jim Rogers, author, InvestmentBiker On the investment playing field, there is perhaps no game moreexciting than short selling. With the right moves, it can yieldhigh returns; one misstep, however, can have disastrousconsequences. Despite the risk, a growing number of players areanteing up, sparked in part by success stories such as that ofGeorge Soros and the billions he netted by short selling theBritish pound. In The Art of Short Selling, Kathryn Staley, anexpert in the field, examines the essentials of this importantinvestment vehicle, providing a comprehensive game plan with whichyou can effectively play--and win--the short selling game. Whether used as a means of hedging bets, decreasing the volatilityof total returns, or improving returns, short selling must behandled with care--and with the right know-how. As Staley pointsout, "Short selling is not for the faint of heart. If a stock movesagainst the position holder, the effect on a portfolio and networth can be devastating. Investors need to understand the impacton their accounts as well as the consequences of getting bought inbefore they indulge in short selling." The Art of Short Sellingguides you--clearly and concisely--through the ins and outs of thishigh-risk, high-stakes game. The first--and most important--move in selling short is to identifyflaws in a business before its share prices drop. To help youtackle this key step, Staley shows you how to evaluate companyfinancial statements and balance sheets, make sense of returnratios, detect inconsistencies in inventory, and analyze thestatement of cash flows. Through real-world examples thatillustrate the shorting of bubble, high multiple growth, and themestocks, you'll proceed step by step through the complete processand learn to carry out all the essentials for a successful shortsell, including quantifying the risk factor and orchestratingcorrect timing, as well as implementing advanced valuationtechniques to execute the sell/buy. Packed with landmark, cutting-edge examples, up-to-the-minuteguidelines, and pertinent regulations, The Art of Short Selling isa timely and comprehensive reference that arms you with thenecessary tools to make a prepared and confident entrance onto theshort selling playing field.

Sell and Sell Short

Author: Alexander Elder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 587

In Sell and Sell Short, Dr. Alexander Elder examines one of the most overlooked aspects of trading and reveals how you can protect and profit from your trades by exiting them the right way. Throughout the book, he explains how to set profit targets and stop-loss orders prior to entering any trade. He also shares real-world examples that show how to manage your position by adjusting your exit points as a trade unfolds. Along the way, Elder also addresses short selling.

The New Trading for a Living

Psychology, Discipline, Trading Tools and Systems, Risk Control, Trade Management

Author: Alexander Elder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 762

"Updates a modern classic, popular worldwide among both private and institutional traders. This revised and expanded book brings time-tested concepts in gear with today's fast-moving markets, adding new studies and techniques for the modern trader"--Back of jacket.

Fly Fishing the Stock Market

How to Search for, Catch, and Net the Market's Best Trades

Author: Stephen Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 252

How the strategies and tactics of fly fishing can translate toimproved trading performance Much like trading, successful fly fishing requires both anunderstanding of "big picture" conditions and the ability toimplement tactical techniques to actually catch the fish. In FlyFishing the Stock Market, Dr. Stephen Morris compares hismethod for trading stocks with his favorite past time, flyfishing—providing fresh insights into his successful tradingapproach. Engaging and accessible, this book skillfully describeshow Morris applied this approach to generate an astounding 268%growth in his account in the volatile and confusing, post-financialcrisis markets. Morris explains how he uses technical indicators to determinewhat he calls the "market season" and how he then zeros in onindividual stock patterns to make his trades. He also revealsunique tools, such as the Market Timing Monitor and WeatherStation, which give him a sense of the market's long-term conditionand provides the basis for his trading and risk managementstrategies. Filled with the authenticity of a real trader figuring out howto uncover profitable trading opportunities A companion Website contains supplementary material that allowsyou to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book Provides a compelling portrait of how a successful traderthinks about markets, develops a method, and then implements themethod in real time The author's spectacular returns are backed by publiclydocumented records Just like fly fishing, traders must adjust their approachconstantly because market conditions constantly change. This bookwill help you achieve this elusive goal, and capture consistentprofits in the process.

The New Commodity Trading Guide

Breakthrough Strategies for Capturing Market Profits

Author: George Kleinman

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 343

“I’ve been trading stocks and commodities for more than 30 years, and I’ve read any number of how-to books, but George Kleinman’s The New Commodity Trading Guide is as clear, precise, and useful as any book I’ve come across during my career. I cannot recommend it strongly enough, if for no other reason than George finally explains ‘The Voice from the Tomb’ better than any of the old guard at the CBOT. Read it and reap.”--Dennis Gartman, editor/publisher The Gartman Letter, L.C. “Commodities present great financial opportunity and, as every hedge fund and trader has experienced, great risk. This book shows how to use commodity trading and volatility to capture excess profits while limiting losses. These lessons are as critical for investors as they are for traders, as we are likely to be in a volatile trading environment for the foreseeable future.”--Daniel J. Dart, private investor and COO, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, Third Party Group (retired) “George Kleinman’s book has just the right blend of practical trading wisdom, technical charting, and fundamental analysis. It’s full of revealing discussions about seasonal trading patterns and long term trends. But most importantly it presents a balanced view that honestly reveals both the difficulties and advantages of being a private commodities trader. There’s something here for both experienced investors and beginners interested in learning from a seasoned expert.”--Jeff Augen, author of The Volatility Edge in Options Trading and Trading Options at Expiration “I highly recommend George Kleinman’s The New Commodity Trading Guide. George’s insights, the result of 25 years of successful trading experience, are explained in a way that a new trader can grasp and, at the same time, an experienced trader can translate into his own trading. Best of all, George presents many of his own creative trading methods including his Natural Number Method, explained for the first time in this book.”--Jeff Quinto, president of Transformative Trading and futures trading coach “Since leaving the trading floor, George is one of the few people I still talk to about the markets, and this book clearly shows why. He is able to take classic time-tested methods of technical analysis and adapt them to the conditions faced by today’s electronic traders.”--Andrew Stanton, 20-year veteran of the NY trading floors Over the long term, commodities prices are expected to rise based on massive increases in global demand. But, as many investors have discovered the hard way, merely knowing this is not enough to make consistent profits. Fundamental changes in the commodities markets have occurred that have implications most investors do not understand. For instance, century-old “open outcry” trading floors have now been replaced with computerized trading. In The New Commodity Trading Guide, commodities expert George Kleinman reveals the new practical realities of worldwide electronic commodities trading and specific strategies for capitalizing on today’s radically different markets. Kleinman shows how to leverage the one indicator that consistently drives commodity prices today...introduces the right ways to trade on news and profit from trends...reveals consistent seasonal price shifts that mean huge profits...shows which conventional strategies still work (and which don’t!). Finally, he introduces the Natural Number Method, a breakthrough approach that any commodities trader can use to supercharge performance! Capturing the 5000% return What you can learn from one of history’s fastest price moves “Breaking par”: how you can profit from market psychology How to make profitable trades right after market barriers are shattered The trend’s your friend--if you know how to use it Discover the best times to go with the flow Why markets behave differently at significant break points... ...and how to use that knowledge to make big profits What hasn’t changed--and how you can profit from it Two classic chart patterns that continue to work!

Technical Analysis

The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians

Author: Charles D. Kirkpatrick II

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 494

Master technical analysis, step-by-step! Already the field's most comprehensive, reliable, and objective introduction, this guidebook has been thoroughly updated to reflect the field's latest advances. Selected by the Market Technicians Association as the official companion to its prestigious Chartered Market Technician (CMT) program, Technical Analysis, Third Edition systematically explains the theory of technical analysis, presenting academic evidence both for and against it. Using hundreds of fully updated illustrations and examples, the authors explain the analysis of both markets and individual issues, and present complete investment systems and portfolio management plans. They present authoritative, up-to-date coverage of tested sentiment, momentum indicators, seasonal effects, flow of funds, testing systems, risk mitigation strategies, and many other topics. Offering 30% new coverage, Technical Analysis, Third Edition thoroughly addresses recent advances in pattern recognition, market analysis, systems management, and confidence testing; Kagi, Renko, Kase, Ichimoku, Clouds, and DeMark indicators; innovations in exit stops, portfolio selection, and testing; implications of behavioral bias, and the recent performance of old formulas and methods. For traders, researchers, and serious investors alike, this is the definitive guide to profiting from technical analysis.

Day Trading For Dummies®

Author: Ann C. Logue

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 222

Day trading is undoubtedly the most exciting way to make money from home. It's also the riskiest. Before you begin, you need three things: patience, nerves of steel, and a well-thumbed copy of Day Trading For Dummies—the low-risk way to find out whether day trading is for you. This plain-English guide shows you how day trading works, identifies its all-too-numerous pitfalls, and get you started with an action plan. From classic and renegade strategies to the nitty-gritty of daily trading practices, it gives you the knowledge and confidence you'll need to keep a cool head, manage risk, and make decisions instantly as you buy and sell your positions. Learn how to: Set up your accounts and your office Connect with research and trading services Plan and research trades carefully and thoroughly Comply with regulations issues and tax requirements Leverage limited capital Cope with the stress quick-action trading Sell short to profit from price drops Evaluate your day-trading performance Use technical and fundamental analysis Find entry and exit points Use short-term trading to establish a long-term portfolio You'll also find Top-Ten Lists of good reasons to go into day trading, or run from it in terror, as well as lists of the most common (and expensive) mistakes day traders make. Read Day Trading For Dummies and get the tips, guidance, and solid foundation you need to succeed in this thrilling, lucrative and rewarding career.

Short Selling

Strategies, Risks, and Rewards

Author: Frank J. Fabozzi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 384

The latest theoretical and empirical evidence on short selling inthe United States and throughout the world To get the most success out of what the finance community regardsas a risky business, short sellers need high-level information. TheTheory and Practice of Short Selling offers managers and investorsthe information they need to maximize and enhance their shortselling capabilities for bigger profits. Frank Fabozzi collects agroup of market experts who share their knowledge on everythingfrom the basics to the complex in the world of short sales,including mechanics of short selling, the empirical evidence onshort-selling, the implications or restrictions on short sellingfor investment strategies, short-selling strategies pursued byinstitutional investors, and identifying short-sellingcandidates. Frank J. Fabozzi, PhD, CFA (New Hope, PA), is the Frederick FrankAdjunct Professor of Finance at Yale University's School ofManagement and Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management. He isthe author or editor of over 100 books on finance and investing.