Trend Trading: Timing Market Tides

John Wiley & Sons, 2 de nov. 2006 - 240 pÓgines
Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Trend Trading teaches you how to trade equity trends with sound money management discipline, from the individual stock level to the whole portfolio level. Tailored to investors who want to use elements of trend following strategies in their equity portfolios, Trend Trading presents unique investment tools and advanced technical analysis methods in simple, commonsense terms.

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Timing Market Tides Part I Trend Trading Psychology
Timing Market Tides Part II Trend Trading Tactics
Timing Market Tides Epilogue
Timing Market Tides Appendix Trend Trading Worksheets and Checklists
Timing Market Tides Notes
Timing Market Tides Bibliography
Timing Market Tides Recommended Reading
Timing Market Tides Additional Resources
Timing Market Tides Index

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PÓgina ix - There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat; And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.
PÓgina 62 - Men who can both be right and sit tight are uncommon. I found it one of the hardest things to learn. But it is only after a stock operator has firmly grasped this that he can make big money. It is literally true that millions come easier to a trader after he knows how to trade than hundreds did in the days of his ignorance.
PÓgina 19 - Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash! Be water, my friend.
PÓgina 78 - To-day there are scores of commission houses where you find trading charts. They come ready-made from the offices of statistical experts and include not only stocks but commodities. "I should say that a chart helps those who can read it or rather who can assimilate what they read. The average chart reader, however, is apt to become obsessed with the notion that the dips and peaks and primary and secondary movements are all there is to stock speculation. If he pushes his confidence to its logical...
PÓgina 49 - ... empire builders and pioneers, big and little. And when the market goes your way you become fearful that the next day will take away your profit, and you get out — too soon. Fear keeps you from making as much money as you ought to. The successful trader has to fight these two deep-seated instincts. He has to reverse what you might call his natural impulses. Instead of hoping he must fear; instead of fearing he must hope. He must fear that his loss may develop into a much bigger loss, and hope...
PÓgina 33 - ... out for keeps! Wait until you see — or if you prefer, until you think you see — the turn of the market; the beginning of a reversal of general conditions. You have to use your brains and your vision to do this ; otherwise my advice would be as idiotic as to tell you to buy cheap and sell dear. One of the most helpful things that anybody can learn is to give up trying to catch the last eighth — or the first. These two are the most expensive
PÓgina 16 - One of the more colorful descriptions of patience in trading was offered by well-known investor Jim Rogers in Market Wizards: "I just wait until there is money lying in the corner, and all I have to do is go over there and pick it up.
PÓgina 51 - ... times. Without faith in his own judgment no man can go very far in this game. That is about all I have learned — to study general conditions, to take a position and stick to it. I can wait without a twinge of impatience. I can see a setback without being shaken, knowing that it is only temporary. I have been short one hundred thousand shares and I have seen a big rally coming. I have figured — and figured correctly — that such a rally as I felt was inevitable, and even wholesome, would...
PÓgina 62 - ... have brains they cannot sit tight. Old Turkey was dead right in doing and saying what he did. He had not only the courage of his convictions but the intelligent patience to sit tight. Disregarding the big swing and trying to jump in and out was fatal to me. Nobody can catch all the fluctuations. In a bull market your game is to buy and hold until you believe that the bull market is near its end. To do this you must study general conditions and not tips or special factors affecting individual...
PÓgina 17 - ... and the ticker going on, and people trading and watching their tickets turn into cash or into waste paper. Of course I let the craving for excitement get the better of my judgment. In a bucket shop where your margin is a shoestring you don't play for long pulls. You are wiped too easily and quickly. The desire for constant action irrespective of underlying conditions is responsible for many losses in Wall Street even among the professionals, who feel that they must take home some money every...

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KEDRICK BROWN is a private investor with more than eight years of professional equity trading experience, most recently as vice president at Knight Equity Markets, LP (currently a subsidiary of Knight Capital Group, Inc.) At Knight, he traded hundreds of equities through a wide range of volatility, liquidity, and market structure conditions, executing thousands of daily trades; and managed several junior traders. He holds a BS in physics from Rutgers University and currently resides in New Jersey.

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