Trading Futures

Overview

Explore single-stock futures, ETFs, and alternative energy futures

Protect your assets and maximize your profits in this risky yet lucrative market

Want to take advantage of the futures market? This plain-English guide gives you the surefire strategies you need to be a successful trader, with up-to-the-minute advice on the various types of futures, conducting research, ...

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Overview

Explore single-stock futures, ETFs, and alternative energy futures

Protect your assets and maximize your profits in this risky yet lucrative market

Want to take advantage of the futures market? This plain-English guide gives you the surefire strategies you need to be a successful trader, with up-to-the-minute advice on the various types of futures, conducting research, finding a broker, entering and exiting positions, and minimizing your losses. You also get bearish and bullish strategies and tips for trading online.

Discover how to:

  • Understand trends in the global economy
  • Use charting patterns and indicators
  • Execute successful trades
  • Set realistic goals
  • Avoid common trading pitfalls
  • Keep your downside risk under control
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470287224
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/8/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 385,083
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Joe Duarte is a widely read market analyst, writer, and an active trader. His daily Market IQ column is read by thousands of investors, futures and stock traders, information seekers, intelligence aficionados, and professionals around the world.
Dr. Duarte is well recognized as a geopolitical and financial market analyst combining a unique set of viewpoints into an original blend of solutions for his audience. His daily columns appear at www.joe-duarte.com and are syndicated worldwide by FinancialWire.
He is author of Successful Energy Sector Investing, Successful Biotech Investing, Futures and Options For Dummies, and coauthor of After-Hours Trading Made Easy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Understanding the Financial Markets.

Chapter 1: The Ins and Outs of Trading Futures.

Chapter 2: Where Money Comes From.

Chapter 3: The Futures Markets.

Chapter 4: Some Basic Concepts About Options on Futures.

Chapter 5: Trading Futures Through the Side Door.

Part II: Analyzing the Markets.

Chapter 6: Understanding the Fundamentals of the Economy.

Chapter 7: Getting Technical Without Getting Tense.

Chapter 8: Speculating Strategies That Use Advanced Technical Analysis.

Chapter 9: Trading with Feeling Now!

Part III: Financial Futures.

Chapter 10: Wagging the Dog: Interest Rate Futures.

Chapter 11: Rocking and Rolling: Speculating with Currencies.

Chapter 12: Stocking Up on Indexes.

Part IV: Commodity Futures.

Chapter 13: Getting Slick and Slimy: Understanding Energy Futures.

Chapter 14: Getting Metallic Without Getting Heavy.

Chapter 15: Getting to the Meat of the Markets: Livestock and More.

Chapter 16: The Bumpy Truth About Agricultural Markets.

Part V: The Trading Plan.

Chapter 17: Trading with a Plan Today So You Can Do It Again Tomorrow.

Chapter 18: Looking for Balance Between the Sheets.

Chapter 19: Developing Strategies Now to Avoid Pain Later.

Chapter 20: Executing Successful Trades.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Killer Rules to Keep You Sane and Solvent.

Chapter 22: More Than Ten Additional Resources.

Index.

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