Come Into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading / Edition 1

Come Into My Trading Room: A Complete Guide to Trading / Edition 1

by Alexander Elder
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471225347

ISBN-13: 9780471225348

Pub. Date: 04/19/2002

Publisher: Wiley

The trading bible for the new millennium

In Come Into My Trading Room, noted trader and author Dr. Alexander Elder returns to expand far beyond the three M's (Mind, Method, and Money) of his bestselling Trading for a Living. Shifting focus from technical analysis to the overall management of a trader's money, time, and strategy, Dr.

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The trading bible for the new millennium

In Come Into My Trading Room, noted trader and author Dr. Alexander Elder returns to expand far beyond the three M's (Mind, Method, and Money) of his bestselling Trading for a Living. Shifting focus from technical analysis to the overall management of a trader's money, time, and strategy, Dr. Elder takes readers from the fundamentals to the secrets of being a successful trader—identifying new, little known indicators that can lead to huge profits.

Come Into My Trading Room educates the novice and fortifies the professional through expert advice and proven trading methodologies. This comprehensive trading guide provides a complete introduction to the essentials of successful trading; a fresh look at the three M's, including a proven, step-by-step money management strategy; and an in-depth look at organizing your trading time. Come Into My Trading Room reviews the basics of trading stocks, futures, and options as well as crucial psychological tactics for discipline and organization—with the goal of turning anyone into a complete and successful trader.

By showing traders how to combine the elements of mind, method, and money, Come Into My Trading Room gives readers the knowledge and insight to enter the market with confidence and exit with profits. Unparalleled depth and a wide range of coverage will keep all levels of traders engaged, informed, and returning to Come Into My Trading Room again and again.

Dr. Alexander Elder (New York, NY) is a professional trader, technical analysis expert, and practicing psychiatrist. He is the founder of Financial Trading Inc., providing intensive trading camps to traders all over the world. Elder's first book Trading for a Living (Wiley: 0471592242) and the companion study guide have sold over 160,000 copies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471225348
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/19/2002
Series:
Wiley Trading Series, #146
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
267,876
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.15(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication iv

Introduction 1

HOW THIS BOOK IS ORGANIZED 2

MALE OR FEMALE? 4

PART ONE FINANCIAL TRADING FOR BABES IN THE WOODS 5

1 Invest? Trade? Gamble? 7

AN INTELLIGENT INVESTOR 7

AN INTELLIGENT TRADER 8

AN INTELLIGENT GAMBLER? 12

2 What Markets to Trade? 15

STOCKS 16

FUTURES 18

OPTIONS 20

3 The First Steps 25

THE EXTERNAL BARRIERS TO SUCCESS 25

GETTING YOUR GEAR 32

ANALYSIS AND TRADING 39

PART TWO THE THREE M'S OF SUCCESSFUL TRADING 45

4 Mind—The Disciplined Trader 47

SLEEPWALKING THROUGH THE MARKET 49

A REMEDY FOR SELF-DESTRUCTIVENESS 54

THE MATURE TRADER 61

5 Method—Technical Analysis 67

BASIC CHARTING 68

INDICATORS—FIVE BULLETS TO A CLIP 84

6 Trading 123

SYSTEM TESTING 125

TRIPLE SCREEN UPDATE 128

DAY-TRADING 138

THE IMPULSE SYSTEM 157

MARKET THERMOMETER 162

EXITING TRADES 165

CHOOSING WHAT TO TRADE 183

7 Money Management Formulas 215

NO MATH ILLITERATES 217

BUSINESSMAN'S RISK VS. LOSS. 218

THE 2% SOLUTION—PROTECTION FROM SHARKS 220

THE 6% RULE—PROTECTION FROM PIRANHAS 223

POSITION SIZING 227

MONEY MANAGEMENT STEPS 230

PART THREE COME INTO MY TRADING ROOM 233

8 The Organized Trader 235

TRADER'S SPREADSHEET 236

THE EQUITY CURVE 238

TRADING DIARY 240

ACTION PLAN 242

9 Trading for a Living 245

DISCIPLINE AND HUMILITY 247

HAVE YOU GOT THE TIME? 251

THE DECISION-MAKING TREE 257

BEGINNER, SEMIPRO, PRO 264

GOING PRO 267

10 Come Into My Trading Room 271

EXCERPTS FROM THE DIARY 273

YOUR NEXT TRADE 298

Acknowledgments 301

Sources 303

Index 307

About the Author 313

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