Trading Commodities and Financial Futures: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Markets

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The Bestselling, Real-World Guide to Trading Commodities and Futures–Fully Updated with Five New Chapters for Today’s Realities, Strategies, and Trends!

“If you want to trade commodities, you can open an online account for cheap. But, if you want to profit from trading commodities, it’s necessary to follow the money. And, that means following George Kleinman. No one has a clearer understanding of the path.”

–Mary Cashman, President, Global ...

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Overview

The Bestselling, Real-World Guide to Trading Commodities and Futures–Fully Updated with Five New Chapters for Today’s Realities, Strategies, and Trends!

“If you want to trade commodities, you can open an online account for cheap. But, if you want to profit from trading commodities, it’s necessary to follow the money. And, that means following George Kleinman. No one has a clearer understanding of the path.”

–Mary Cashman, President, Global Commodity Intelligence

“In the 30 years since I entered the markets, I have read more than 100 books on trading. George Kleinman’s Trading Commodities and Financial Futures stands ‘head and shoulders’ above the rest. It is refreshing to read about techniques that the author actually uses himself every day in the markets to earn his living. And, in George’s case, he does! Not surprising then that this a thoroughly practical guide that presents underlying logic. It is written in a straightforward easy-to-read style that also makes it interesting and exciting.”

–Simon Townshend, Private Fund Manager and President of Trading-University.tv

“George Kleinman draws on his decades of experience in Trading Commodities and Financial Futures, explaining the forces that move markets, how they’ve changed, and how to profit from them. Commodities should be a part of every investor’s portfolio, and this book is a must read for anyone interested in trading these markets.”

–Elliott H. Gue, Founder, CapitalistTimes.com

“George Kleinman’s Trading Commodities and Financial Futures deserves to be at the top of any list of books that every serious trader needs to have on his bookshelf. This latest edition includes updated information on algorithmic trading, the peculiarities of electronic trading, and everything that a new or veteran trader needs to master the markets, step by step. I highly recommend this great, new book.”

–Jeff Quinto, President, Electronic Futures Trader and Professional Trader Academy

“George Kleinman’s books are essential for anyone seriously considering making a living trading commodity markets. Proven strategies and practical wisdom during these turbulent days of algorithmic markets are a rarity and should be cherished.”

–Matt Liggett, Professional Commodities Trader

“George Kleinman conveys the agony and the ecstasy of the commodity markets in a clear and entertaining way. This book offers rare access to true knowledge and should be consulted by both professional and individual investors. A must read!”

–Yiannis G. Mostrous, Global Investment Editor, CapitalistTimes.com

With global demand driven by 80 million new consumers every year, the profit opportunities in commodities are enormous. Active traders need to consider these markets. But in an era of unprecedented volatility driven by high-frequency computer trading, statistics indicate most commodities traders lose money. However, commodity trading is a “zero-sum” game, and many do reap enormous profits. George Kleinman will help you become one of the winners.

Kleinman introduces powerful new trend-based techniques for identifying those trades that fit right into your “sweet spot” for profits. You’ll learn how the commodities markets have changed–and how to successfully use discipline to avoid today’s “shark-infested waters.”

Building on more than 30 years of success, Kleinman explains how futures and options trading works now, how psychology impacts these markets, and how to avoid the pitfalls. He offers updated coverage of electronic trading, today’s contracts, and advanced techniques, including his exclusive Pivot Indicator approach.

Previous editions of this bestseller have helped thousands of traders master commodities trading. But the game has changed. This guide will help you win it the way it’s being played right now.

Why winning commodity traders win

Discipline and the vital characteristics of consistently successful traders

All the fundamentals in plain English

Today’s futures and options markets from agricultural commodities, to energy, metals, soft commodities, and financials: what you need to know to start earning profits

Mastering the most valuable technical analysis tools

Indicators designed to profit from trends

25 indispensable trading secrets of the pros

Practical, usable techniques that have stood the test of time

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133367485
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 3/25/2013
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 219,405
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

George Kleinman is the president of Commodity Resource Corp., a futures advisory and trading firm that assists individual traders and corporate hedgers. George has a track record of success in the commodity futures business that spans more than 30 years.

A graduate of Ohio State, with an MBA from Hofstra University, George entered the commodity trading business with Merrill Lynch Commodities in 1979. When he left Merrill to start his own trading firm, George was a member of ”The Golden Circle” (the top 10 commodity brokers internationally).

From 1983 to 1995, Commodity Resource was located on the trading floor of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, where George held multiple memberships and served on the MGE board of directors. George was also a member of the COMEX Exchange for over a decade.

George has been featured for his trading in national publications and has lectured at major financial conferences regarding his trading techniques. He is the author of four previous books on commodities and futures trading and is an active trader for clients as well as his own account. George has developed his own proprietary trading techniques, some of which are highlighted in this edition.

In 1995, George and his family moved to northern Nevada, and he now trades from an office overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: The Four Essentials 5

Chapter 2: How to Become a Successful Trader 11

Chapter 3: A Diabolical Story 17

Chapter 4: The Futures Primer 21

Chapter 5: The Options Course 45

Chapter 6: The Intermediate Trading Course (Or Just Enough to Be Dangerous!) 75

Chapter 7: Algorithms Eliminating People 115

Chapter 8: The Advanced Trading Course 127

Chapter 9: The Moving Averages Primer 193

Chapter 10: GK’s Pivot Indicator 205

Chapter 11: And Finally 219

Appendix: 25 Trading Secrets of the Pros 229

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