Profiting With Forex: The Most Effective Tools and Techniques for Trading Currencies / Edition 1

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  • Finance and Investing

    Acquire the Tools, Techniques, and Strategies Needed to

    Successfully Trade Currencies in the Lucrative Forex Market

    Profiting with Forex is today's most comprehensive guide to the enormous potential of Forex, the world's largest market. This expertly written resource explains how the global foreign exchange market works…which investing tools, techniques, and strategies have been used with great success in this market…and how you can generate profits in Forex, whether the other markets are up or down.

    From the basic characteristics of the Forex market…to the full range of sophisticated investing methods, Profiting with Forex provides practical tips and guidelines for trading in this fast-paced world. This expert reference describes how businesses use Forex and shows how that experience can benefit both individual and institutional investors.

    Profiting with Forex features:

  • A concise discussion of the mechanics and key issues in the global foreign

    exchange market

  • Vital information on the advantages of the Forex market, such as ease of

    entry, profit potential, and 24-hour trading

  • Analyses of the factors that shape Forex_from inflation and the stock

    market to oil prices and breaking news

  • Descriptions of the major tools for tracking Forex changes, including

    interest rates, S&P 500, and balance of trade

  • An array of proven strategies for profitably trading Forex
  • Guidance on making Forex trading an integral part of your overall


  • Written in clear, down-to-earth language, Profiting with Forex will equip you with the investment skills needed to reap huge rewards in the almost unlimited foreign exchange market.

    Profiting with Forex introduces investors to all the advantages of the global foreign exchange market and shows them how to capitalize on it. Readers will learn why Forex is the perfect supplement to stock and bond investing …why it is unrivaled in terms of protection, profit potential, and ease of use…and how it can generate profits, whether the other markets are up or down.

    Written by two leading Forex experts, this complete investing resource uses basic economic principles, solid technical analysis, and lots of common sense to develop an arsenal of tools and techniques that will lead to winning results in the lucrative foreign exchange marketplace. Profiting with Forex includes everything that investors need to know about:

  • The many advantages of the Forex market_huge market size, ease of

    entry, profit potential, tax incentives, 24-hour trading, no commissions,

    increased leverage, and guaranteed stops

  • The basic terms of Forex trading_definitions of important concepts,

    including “pip,” “currency pair,” “contract” or “lot,” and more

  • Genesis and growth of the Forex market_how the Forex market

    emerged out of a changing global financial landscape and continues to

    change and adapt within that same volatile landscape

  • Fundamental factors that shape the Forex market_the U.S.

    government, inflation, the U.S. stock market, China and other emerging

    markets, oil, and breaking news

  • Fundamental tools for tracking Forex market changes_interest

    rates, Treasury International Capital Data, Consumer Price Index,

    S&P 500, U.S. dollar vs. Chinese yuan, balance of trade, crude oil futures,

    and news media

  • Technical analysis tools and indicators for gauging market sentiment_

    such as moving averages, oscillating indicators such as, stochastics,

    Commodity Channel Index, Relative Strength Index and Fibonacci analysis

Filled with over 150 illustrations and figures, Profiting with Forex also shows investors how to combine their newly acquired knowledge of Forex fundamentals with proven trading techniques that can generate great rewards in the market.

About the Authors

John Jagerson, CTA, is Vice President of Content for INVESTools, the leader in the investor education industry. Mr. Jagerson writes weekly columns for INVESTools on active trading in Forex, equities, options, and futures, which he also actively trades.

S. Wade Hansen, CTA, is also a managing principal at Ouroboros Capital Management, LLC-where he created the firm's proprietary trading system. His articles have appeared in Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, BusinessWeek's Investor Education program, and CNBC's Investor Education program.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071464659
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/12/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 604
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

John Jagerson is Vice President of Content for INVESTools, the leading investor-education company in the United States. A veteran trader in stocks, options, futures, and forex, he is also a managing principal of Ouroboros Capital Management, an NFA member firm.

Jagerson has been featured in Business Week's Stock Trader newsletter and has published several articles in online and print periodicals.

S. Wade Hansen is a managing principal of Ouroboros Capital Management, where he created the firm's proprietary trading system. Mr. Hansen's articles have appeared in several media outlets and he has been a featured speaker at numerous forex workshops and seminars. He helped train tens of thousands of investors as the co-creator of the INVESTools Currency Trader, Advanced Options, and Advanced Technical Analysis education programs.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Profiting with Forex 1
Ch. 2 Basic lingo lesson 37
Ch. 3 How the Forex market works 43
Ch. 4 Genesis and growth of the Forex market 51
Ch. 5 Fundamental analysis tools 67
Ch. 6 The U.S. government 71
Ch. 7 Inflation 91
Ch. 8 The U.S. stock market 101
Ch. 9 China 113
Ch. 10 Oil 131
Ch. 11 Breaking news 147
Ch. 12 Seesaw of supply and demand 155
Ch. 13 Technical analysis tools 165
Ch. 14 Support, resistance, and fibonacci 175
Ch. 15 Putting it all together - trading techniques 213
Ch. 16 Money management 239
Ch. 17 Getting started 249
App Fat tails 255
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