The New Sell and Sell Short: How to Take Profits, Cut Losses, and Benefit from Price Declines

The New Sell and Sell Short: How to Take Profits, Cut Losses, and Benefit from Price Declines

by Alexander Elder
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470632390
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Series:
Wiley Trading Series, #476
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
349,122
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

DR. Alexander Elder is a professional trader, a teacher of traders, and a psychiatrist. He is the founder of elder.com and SpikeTrade.com—both of which provide educational services to traders worldwide. Dr. Elder is the author of three bestselling books, Trading for a Living (translated into more than a dozen languages), Come Into My Trading Room (2002 Barron's Book of the Year), and Entries and Exits (2007 SFO Magazine Book of the Year).

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