The Complete Idiot's Guide to Active Trading

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The smart way to succeed in electronic trading.

There is money to be made in active electronic trading, if investors know the rules of the game and the right investing strategies. This guide includes all the information nonprofessional traders need to be successful at day trading stocks in today's market, with tips and up-to-the-minute information on the newest technologies, the amazing opportunities in both American and international markets, ...

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Overview

The smart way to succeed in electronic trading.

There is money to be made in active electronic trading, if investors know the rules of the game and the right investing strategies. This guide includes all the information nonprofessional traders need to be successful at day trading stocks in today's market, with tips and up-to-the-minute information on the newest technologies, the amazing opportunities in both American and international markets, and strategies for how to profit from them.

•Most current day trading guide available
•Up-to-date screen captures of dozens of actual trading scenarios
•The newest information sites and technologies
•Full glossary of trading terms

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592577453
  • Publisher: Alpha Books
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Little has written a number of books on money management and investing, including Personal Finance Desk Reference, Personal Finance at Your Fingertips, and The Pocket Idiot's Guide? to Investing in Bonds. He is the chief financial writer for Strong Capital Management's website and business editor of the San Antonio Express News.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Active Trading Game 1

1 What Is Active Trading? 3

2 Characteristics of the Active Trader 15

3 Short-Term Trading: Day and Momentum Trading 25

4 Swinging Trades 35

5 Position and Trend Trading 47

Part 2 Markets and Products for Active Trading 57

6 Today's Stock Markets 59

7 What Active Traders Trade 73

8 The Scoop on Stocks and Other Equities 85

9 Trading Futures and Currency 97

Part 3 Active Trading Tools 113

10 Information Power 115

11 Stockbrokers and Advisers 127

12 Direct Access Trading 139

13 Market Orders You Must Know 151

14 Using Level II Screens 163

15 Using Technical Analysis 175

16 Charts and Indicators 185

Part 4 Strategies for Active Traders 201

17 Short-Term Trading Strategies, Part 1: Day Trading 203

18 Short-Term Trading Strategies, Part 2: Momentum Trading 215

19 Swing Trading Strategies 227

20 Position Trading Strategies 237

Part 5 What It Takes to Be an Active Trader 247

21 Tax and Legal Issues 249

22 Tools of the Trade 259

23 Money and Time Management 273

24 Is Active Trading Right for You? 285

Appendixes

A Resources 297

B Glossary 303

Index 309

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