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Taking Stock in Your Future: Trading a Single Stock
     

Taking Stock in Your Future: Trading a Single Stock

by Allan Rosenberg
 
You won’t find a magic formula or trade secrets in Taking Stock in Your Future. But if you are willing to commit a good chunk of time and a great deal of effort you can be hugely successful in what author, Allan Rosenberg, believes is the most competitive profession today.

Taking Stock in Your Future provides the tools and advice you need to become a

Overview

You won’t find a magic formula or trade secrets in Taking Stock in Your Future. But if you are willing to commit a good chunk of time and a great deal of effort you can be hugely successful in what author, Allan Rosenberg, believes is the most competitive profession today.

Taking Stock in Your Future provides the tools and advice you need to become a thriving part-time trader and presents it in easy-to-understand terms. You’ll learn:

The benefits and practices of value investing, as practiced by the likes of Warren Buffett;
• How to read charts and diagrams so you know when to enter and exit a trade;
• What to look for in a company, including how to read annual reports;
• The cycles of a stock and the influences on the stock market;
• How to set up an online account and create a trade log;
• And you’ll work through a real trade.

The insights and lessons presented in Taking Stock in Your Future will enhance your financial literacy and put you on the road to taking big profits.


Chapter 1 – Our Approach And Philosophy

Value Investing
• Selecting Stocks Under Value Investing

Technical Analysis
• Selecting Stocks Under Technical Analysis

Your Commitments
• Money
• Your Time
• What You’ll Need to Succeed

The Market’s Cycles
Your Approach: Short-Term Trading


Chapter 2 – The Basics

Cyclical Companies by Category

Financial Goals
• Profitability
• Stability
• Liquidity
• Efficiency
• Growth

Financial Analysis
Supply and Demand

The Cycle of a Stock
• Stage One
• Stage Two
• Stage Three
• Stage Four

Support and Resistance
Adding Emotion to the Cycle
Putting It Together

Six Ways Financial Markets Affect Companies
• Anatomy of an Uptrend
• Anatomy of a Downtrend

Going Public
• Underwriting

Reading a Company
Questions and Answers


Chapter 3 – How Stock Markets Work

Market Types
• Commodity Markets
• Futures Contracts

The Exchanges
• The NASDAQ
• The American Stock Exchange LLC

The Securites Exchange Commission (SEC)
• Securities and Exchange Commission Reports

The Indices
• The Dow Jones Industrial Average
• The NYSE Composite Index
• Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

Lessons Learned from the Past
• Lessons from the 1980s
• Today’s Considerations

Selecting an Online Broker
• Products and Services
• Interim Statements

Determining the Health of a Stock
• Fundamental Analysis
• Technical Analysis
• The IDB


Chapter 4 – Charting Basics

Charting Essentials: Line Charts, Bar Charts and Candlestick Charts
• Line Charts
• Bar Charts
• Candlestick Charts

Candlestick Charting Features

Basic Candlestick Patterns
• Hammer and Hanging Man
• Two-Candlestick Patterns
• Three-Candlestick Patterns
• Spinning Tops and High Wave Candlesticks

Questions and Answers


Chapter 5 – Reading the Charts

Your Trader’s Toolbox
• Volume: A Mega-Important Indicator
• Moving Averages
• Oscillators
• On-Balance Volume

The MACD
• MACD-H Signals

Bollinger Bands

Head-and-Shoulders
• The Key Points
• The Graph

Reverse Head-and-Shoulders
• The Key Points
• The Graph

Cup-with-Handle
• The Key Points
• The Graph

Double Bottom
• The Key Points
• The Graph

Double Top
• The Key Points
• The Graph

Gaps: A Trader’s Black Hole
• Exhaustion Gaps
• Some Graphs

Case Study: Harrier Inc.
Buy Trigger List
Questions and Answers


Chapter 6 – Plan Your Trade and Trade Your Plan

Guidelines
• Stop-Loss
• Fibonacci Numbers
• The Market’s Daily Rhythms
• Advance/Decline Line: Market Narrator in a Capsule

Economic Indicators
• Inflation Facts
• Bull/Bear Ratio
• Other Indicators
• A Word about Losses

Level II Trading: Is It for You?
Setting Up a Trading Log

Is This a Good Trade?
• Buying More of One Stock
• High-Risk Trade
• Reducing Risk

Working a Real Trade
• The Stats
• The Journey
• The Rest of the Story

The Big Picture
• Assess the Trading Environment
• Analyze the Broader Markets
• Gold

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623096236
Publisher:
BookBaby
Publication date:
08/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
9 MB

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