Trade Like a Hedge Fund: 20 Successful Uncorrelated Strategies and Techniques to Winning Profits

Overview

High-performing and highly leveraged, hedge funds are among today’s most talked-about subjects in the world of investing. But it’s not the hedge fund managers doing the talking. These secretive financial pros, while relentlessly pursuing every possible angle to provide their clients with far-better-than-average returns, are just as relentless in revealing as little as possible about the techniques they use to achieve those returns.

Trade Like a Hedge Fund changes all that. ...

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Overview

High-performing and highly leveraged, hedge funds are among today’s most talked-about subjects in the world of investing. But it’s not the hedge fund managers doing the talking. These secretive financial pros, while relentlessly pursuing every possible angle to provide their clients with far-better-than-average returns, are just as relentless in revealing as little as possible about the techniques they use to achieve those returns.

Trade Like a Hedge Fund changes all that. Written by hedge fund manager James Altucher, this technique-heavy introduction to the day-in, day-out world of hedge fund trading explores twenty trading systems, strategies, and techniques that active traders can use to uncover hidden pockets of inefficiency in any market. Altucher is well known to hedge fund managers and other market professionals for his regular contributions to TheStreet.com, and he wastes no time in getting right to the bread-and-butter trading strategies that form the foundation of today’s well-documented hedge fund successes.

Learn the tips and techniques that allow fund managers and frontline traders to:

  • Identify stocks that are gapping up or down, then trade those with the greatest short-term likelihood of filling that gap
  • Intraday trade the NYSE tick indicator–perhaps the purest indicator of investor sentiment at any given second
  • Provide impressive short-term trading profits using an innovative Bollinger Band—based trading system
  • Buy a portfolio of less-than-five-dollar stocks–and average over 100 percent annual return
  • Follow the low-profile movements of fixed-income investors for valuable clues to equity market direction
  • Profit from playing stocks on the verge of being deleted–not added, but deleted–from major indices
  • Profit from trading against common market fallacies that continually win praise even as they are continually proven wrong

Despite evidence to the contrary, hedge fund managers and traders are not magicians. But they are distinctive and savvy traders who–as opposed to staid, rules-driven mutual fund or portfolio managers–enjoy the freedom to employ virtually any strategy in search of trading profits for their high-wealth clients. Let Trade Like a Hedge Fund give you a rare first-person look inside the world of the hedge fund manager, and introduce you to numerous hedge-fund techniques and tactics that you can seamlessly–and profitably–integrate into your own trading program.

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Editorial Reviews

SmartMoney.com
Trade Like a Hedge Fund is to investing what Julia Child's The Art of French Cooking is to cuisine.
Donald Luskin
TheStreet.com
Should you have this in your library? Most definitely, it...maps out exactly how to turn theory into profits.
Gary B. Smith
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471484851
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/8/2004
  • Series: Wiley Trading Series, #214
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES ALTUCHER is a partner at Subway Capital, a hedge fund focused on special arbitrage situations and short-term statistically based strategies. He writes for TheStreet.com, Street Insight, and StreetView, and has been a guest on the television show Kudlow & Cramer. Previously, he was a partner with the technology venture capital firm 212 Ventures and was CEO and founder of Vaultus, a wireless and software company. He holds a BA in computer science from Cornell and attended graduate school for computer science at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

TECHNIQUE 1: The Bread and Butter Trade—Playing Gaps.

TECHNIQUE 2: How to Play the QQ Q-SPY Spread Using Unilateral Pairs Trading.

TECHNIQUE 3: Buying Bankruptcies.

TECHNIQUE 4: Using the TICK.

TECHNIQUE 5: Playing the Bands.

TECHNIQUE 6: Stocks Less Than $5.

TECHNIQUE 7: The Slow Turtle.

TECHNIQUE 8: The QQQ Crash System.

TECHNIQUE 9: The Relative Fed Model (and Other Fun Things You Can Do with Yields).

TECHNIQUE 10: Deletions from the Indexes.

TECHNIQUE 11: Everything You Wanted to Know About the 200-Day Moving Average but Were Afraid to Ask.

TECHNIQUE 12: End of Quarter, End of Month, Outside Month.

TECHNIQUE 13: Ten Percent Down—Panic 101.

TECHNIQUE 14: Taking Advantage of Option Expiration Day.

TECHNIQUE 15: Extreme Convertible Arbitrage.

TECHNIQUE 16: Intraday Bollinger Bands.

TECHNIQUE 17: All Good Things Come in Fours (“4” Is a Magic Number).

TECHNIQUE 18: The Wednesday Reversal.

TECHNIQUE 19: What Does Not Work?

TECHNIQUE 20: Reading List.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2005

    Reality of how a portfolio works. Use mathmatics, not sentiments to trade.

    This is an excellent book because it shows two points: 1. There's not a single technique that brings winnings all the time. You will lose, but as long as you win more than you lose, you're ahead. 2. Going back to mathmatics and technical analysis. I have been in the market long enough to practice technical analysis, fundamentals, and news. The best method so far is technical analysis, and this book not only use technical analysis, but it uses mathmatics to develop techniques. This book is short, no BS. Although I admit, some of these techniques have been around for decades... But the author has tested them with past data to show profitability. Very good book overall, definitely a good read for beginners and intermediate folks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2006

    im a bird lover

    i love birds and i love this book i recommend this book to anyone that has an interest in achieving success todays modern bird stock market.

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