The Futures Game: Who Wins, Who Loses, & Why / Edition 3

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"You'll never learn a trade until you learn the tricks of the trade."

Futures trading has undergone a dramatic metamorphosis. Regulatory

changes have rewritten the trading rules; the emphasis has changed

from grains and metals to financial instruments, such as Treasury

bonds and foreign currencies; computers and the Internet have made the

dissemination and digestion of information widespread and immediate;

and commission rates have fallen significantly, benefiting both

hedgers and speculators. The Futures game, Third Edition, helps

traders prepare for trading today and well into the 21st century. This

revised and updated edition of the classic futures traders' guidebook

provides valuable, accurate knowledge of: today's important markets.

From interest rate and foreign currency futures to worldwide petroleum

markets, discover high profit/protection strategies for trading the

most popular markets! Hedging versus speculating. These two different

motives often have diametrically different strategies. Find out which

strategies work best for each. Trading and research software. Discover

the most popular and functional software products for both fundamental

and technically driven forecasting application. Filled with Hundreds

of recent studies and research projects on futures markets,

enlightening explanations of recent regulatory changes, and more, The

Futures game, Third Edition, provides a complete overview of the game

in which global knowledge is now a requirement—and the potential for

extraordinary profits continues to climb.

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Editorial Reviews
Teweles and Jones also provide a thorough review of the three main trading strategies—fundamental, technical and spread-based trading—as well as the myriad strategies possible in trading options on futures

'Teweles and Jones also provide a thorough review of the three main trading strategies—fundamental, technical and spread-based trading—as well as the myriad strategies possible in trading options on futures'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070647572
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/30/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 676
  • Sales rank: 674,488
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Teweles, Ph.D., is a well-respected consultant and legal advisor in the futures and securities industries, and a retired professor of finance, real estate, and law at California State University at Long Beach. He has served as a brokerage industry executive, and has acted as a consultant to more than 400 brokerage firms, law firms, exchanges, and regulatory agencies.

Frank Jones, Ph.D., is Chief Investment Officer for The Guardian Insurance Company. Previously, Dr. Jones served in an executive capacity for the New York Stock Exchange's Options and Index Products Division, the New York Futures Exchange, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Ben Warwick is a CTA and Director of Marketing for Abacus Trading Corporation. A regular contributor to Stocks and Commodities magazine, he is also the author of such notable titles as Event Trading and The Handbook of Managed Futures.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Basics of the Game. Why Trade Futures? The Nature of the Futures Markets. The Mechanics of Futures Trading. The Behavior of Futures Prices. Part II: Playing the Game—Trading. Approaches to Trade Selection: Fundamentals. Approaches to Trade Selection: Technical Analysis. Spreads. Options. The Game Plan. Money Management. Part III: Losers and Winners. Who Wins? Who Loses? And Why? Part VI: The Broker in the Game. Building, Maintaining, and Serving a Futures Clientele. Compliance: I'll See You in Court. Part V: Choosing the Game—Markets. General Sources of Information. The Interest Rate Futures Market. The Foreign Currency Futures Markets. Grains and Oilseeds. The Meat Futures Contracts. Precious and Industrial Metals. The Energy Markets. The Food, Fiber, and Wood Products Markets. Index-Based Futures Contracts

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