Trading Systems and Methods, + Website

Trading Systems and Methods, + Website

by Perry J. Kaufman
     
 

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When it comes to the last word on trading systems, one name stands out from the rest, internationally: Perry J. Kaufman. Not coincidentally, for nearly thirty years, the book that traders of every ilk—from first-time day traders to veteran position traders—have turned to for in-depth, how-to information on the latest and best practices in

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When it comes to the last word on trading systems, one name stands out from the rest, internationally: Perry J. Kaufman. Not coincidentally, for nearly thirty years, the book that traders of every ilk—from first-time day traders to veteran position traders—have turned to for in-depth, how-to information on the latest and best practices in trading systems has been Trading Systems and Methods.

That's because, with each successive edition, Perry Kaufman went to extraordinary lengths, personally reviewing, testing, and comparing scores of technical indicators, charting techniques, algorithms, trading software, and trading systems. He carefully winnowed out those that had outlived their usefulness and he introduced newer tools and techniques, more suitable to the trading environment of the moment. All done in an effort to bring his readers the freshest, most comprehensive, and authoritative coverage of systematic trading strategies, tools, and techniques.

In keeping with that tradition, the Fifth Edition of the classic guide has been substantially revised and updated for the realities of a post-financial crisis world. It now features expanded coverage of risk control—from the level of the individual trade to the portfolio, and everything in between. It also contains dozens of updated and entirely new charts and examples, along with more programs and spreadsheets. And the companion website has been fully updated with TradeStation, Version 9 (with accompanying source code) and Excel 2010 spreadsheets.

But Trading Systems and Methods is more than just an encyclopedia of contemporary quantitative techniques and programs. It is also a handy primer, providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to choose or design a system perfectly suited to your trading style and goals.

Writing in clear, accessible prose, Kaufman schools you in the basics, walking you through everything from how much data to use and how to create an index, to how to measure risk and how to integrate basic statistics and probability into your trading system. He gets you up to speed on the full range of trading essentials, including trends, momentum, arbitrage, and more. And he provides you with a complete understanding of each method and technique covered—highlighting the similarities between them and describing useful variations on many—while providing expert tips on how to deploy each to your best advantage.

As the markets evolve, so must the strategies you use to trade them. Arming you with the tools, skills, and acumen you need to keep ahead of the pack and achieve the kinds of returns you want and deserve, Trading Systems and Methods, Fifth Edition is an indispensable tool of the trade.

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Editorial Reviews

David Krell
An original and masterful approach that provides an in-depth analysis of the most popular trading techniques. The entire process for developing and testing trading strategies is put into a cohesive framework.
Nelson Freeburg
Perry Kaufman has no peer in the field of trading system design. In this authoritative new edition, Perry adds rich material to a remarkable body of indicators and timing methods.
Tim Slater
A carefully thought out revision. The new added content is impressive . . . and useful. Kaufman is to be commended for carefully choosing and annotating that content. Years of questioning and reasoning the validity of both new and classical technical analysis studies has prepared the author to be a most knowledgeable 'final filter'. In this book he has selected the best. Thanks!
Jack D. Schwager
Probably the most comprehensive guide to trading systems ever written from one of the foremost experts in the field. This is an invaluable reference work for anyone with an interest in trading systems.
Mark J. Powers
This is a remarkably insightful book about the ins and outs of the futures market. In his usual inimitable style, Perry does a wonderful job of showing the beginner and the experienced person what it takes to build and use a successful trading system. Whether you're an old pro or a beginner, this book is an excellent source for analyzing, evaluating, and forecasting price movements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118043561
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/29/2013
Series:
Wiley Trading Series, #591
Edition description:
5th Edition + Website
Pages:
1232
Sales rank:
350,861
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 2.00(d)

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