How Markets Really Work: Quantitative Guide to Stock Market Behavior

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Presenting a unique but simple philosophy for looking at thefinancial markets, How Markets Really Work, Second Edition: AQuantitative Guide to Stock Market Behavior is the one-stopresource for individual and professional traders, investors, moneymanagers, and anyone else interested in better understanding themarkets and how they function. Although predominantly focusing onshort-term market actions, the trading strategies introduced andexplained here can be applied equally well ...

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Overview

Presenting a unique but simple philosophy for looking at thefinancial markets, How Markets Really Work, Second Edition: AQuantitative Guide to Stock Market Behavior is the one-stopresource for individual and professional traders, investors, moneymanagers, and anyone else interested in better understanding themarkets and how they function. Although predominantly focusing onshort-term market actions, the trading strategies introduced andexplained here can be applied equally well to longer-terminvestment opportunities.

Designed to help readers identify where market averages havegiven investors an edge and how to exploit those edges over andover again, the book is based on one central theme: buyingshort-term weakness has outperformed buying short-term strengthover the past fifteen years. Revised and updated, this SecondEdition includes three new chapters to further its comprehensivescope. These include coverage of an oscillator for identifyingoverbought and oversold market conditions, coverage of long-termmarket behavior that definitively illustrates that low-volatilitystocks outperform high-volatility stocks, and an all-new short-termstrategy for trading in S&P 500 stocks.

Packed with decades of market wisdom from financial expertsLarry Connors and Cesar Alvarez, the book tackles common beliefsabout investing head on, finding that much of what the tradingworld takes for granted is simply not true. Utilizing anillustration-rich format that clearly demonstrates market action,How Markets Really Work refutes the value of volume, shows that therule of thumb for determining market strength—a market thatrallies for a few days in a row is strong while one that drops overthe same period is weak—is a faulty indicator, and muchmore.

Predicated on the belief that, contrary to common wisdom,markets don't change, How Markets Really Work, Second Edition takesa clearheaded look at the facts of the last twenty-plus years tohelp you understand the real history of the financial markets andhow you can profit from them.

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"Those who want to improve their trading of the markets in the very short run would benefit from this book." (Seeking Alpha, March 21st, 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118166505
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: Bloomberg Financial Series, #158
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,294,373
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurence A. Connors is Managing Partner of LCA Capital, anasset management firm, and Connors Research, a financial marketsresearch company. Connors has more than thirty years of experienceworking in the financial markets industry, is a best-sellingauthor, and has been featured and quoted in numerous news outlets,including the Wall Street Journal, the New YorkTimes, and Barron's.

Cesar Alvarez is the Director of Research for ConnorsResearch. Alvarez has been at the forefront of stock marketresearch for years, and has developed a number of successfultrading systems now used by investors and fund managers around theworld.

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Table of Contents

Disclaimer vii

Table Explanation ix

Acknowledgments xi

CHAPTER 1 Market Edges 1

CHAPTER 2 Short-Term Highs and Short-Term Lows 7

CHAPTER 3 Higher Highs and Lower Lows 25

CHAPTER 4 Up Days in a Row versus Down Days in a Row 43

CHAPTER 5 Market Breadth 65

CHAPTER 6 Volume 83

CHAPTER 7 Large Moves 93

CHAPTER 8 New 52-Week Highs, New 52-Week Lows 105

CHAPTER 9 Put/Call Ratio 117

CHAPTER 10 Volatility Index (VIX) 127

CHAPTER 11 The Two-Period RSI Indicator 147

CHAPTER 12 Historical Volatility 157

CHAPTER 13 Creating a Sample Strategy from This Research 159

CHAPTER 14 Applying the Information in This Book 163

About the Authors 167

Index 169

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