Gold Trading Boot Camp: How to Master the Basics and Become a Successful Commodities Investor

Gold Trading Boot Camp: How to Master the Basics and Become a Successful Commodities Investor

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Gold Trading Boot Camp: How to Master the Basics and Become a Successful Commodities Investor by Gregory T. Weldon

Praise for Gold Trading Boot Camp

"If speculate you must, read Weldon first."
—James Grant, Editor, Grant's Interest RateObserver

"This book delivers on all of the essential elements ofsuccessful financial literature. Weldon provides a compellingcontext, walks through the metrics that affect the price action,and assimilates the decision-making process in kind. From soup tonuts, this is one of the most comprehensive tutorials I've read onthe subject of commodities."
—Todd Harrison, founder and CEO, Minyanville Publishing andMultimedia, LLC

"The gold price is rising in today's turbulent financial times.Preparation and knowledge are essential to profit from higherprices, and this book provides everything you need to takeadvantage of the trading opportunities thatlie ahead."
—James Turk, founder, GoldMoney.com

"This book, with its insights into the current investmentclimate coincides with what many feel is a new bull market in gold.There is no 'one-size-fits-all' investment approach, but everyinvestor who applies such preparation and rigor as Greg outlineswill certainly have increased returns with fewer losses. It shouldbe on every investor's bookshelf, handy for reference, and re-readevery year. Greg puts paid to the notion of random walk!"
—Kim Evans, CEO, Global Building and Supply

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471728009
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/02/2007
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

GREGORY T. WELDON is CEO of Weldon Financial and Editor ofthe influential newsletters Weldon's Money Monitor, the Commodityand Currency Monitor, the precious metals–specific MetalMonitor, and the stock market–based ETF Playbook. He launchedthese macro-market publications, covering supply-demandfundamentals, along with technical, intermarket, and psychologicalinsights, after building a successful career as a trader on WallStreet. Weldon has since established himself as a noted authorityin the gold market as well as the global capital markets with hisregular appearances on CNBC and through private speakingengagements. Information on Weldon's research products and moneymanagement services can be found at weldononline.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

PART ONE. EVOLUTION OF A TRADER.

Chapter 1. Trial by Fire.

Chapter 2. Neophytes and Neanderthals.

Chapter 3. The Show.

Chapter 4. The Firm.

Chapter 5. Character.

PART TWO. EVOLUTION OF A MACROMONETARY ERA.

Chapter 6. “Top-Down”—It Starts at the Top.

Chapter 7. The Golden Bull.

Chapter 8. Bretton Woods and the “System”.

Chapter 9. Seniorage.

Chapter 10. The Goldbug Is Born.

Chapter 11. The Emperor with No Clothes.

PART THREE. CAPITAL MARKETS: LOOKING INSIDE THE MARKET.

Chapter 12. Welcome to My Boot Camp.

Chapter 13. Intermarket Analysis—The Tape Tells a Story.

Chapter 14. Who’s on First? Know the Players.

PART FOUR. LOOKING INSIDE THE MARKET TECHNICALLY.

Chapter 15. Reading the tea Leaves—Technical Analysis.

Chapter 16. Charts.

Chapter 17. Moving Averages.

Chapter 18. Oscillators.

Chapter 19. Rate-of-Change Indicators.

Chapter 20. Fibonacci Retracements.

Chapter 21. Historic Volatility and Volatility Bands.

Chapter 22. Volume, On-Balanced Volume, and Money Flow.

Chapter 23. The Commitments of Traders Report.

PART FIVE. LOOKING INSIDE THE MARKET: TOP-DOWN MACRO.

Chapter 24. Again, Everything Matters!

Chapter 25. U.S. Monetary Fundamentals and the Federal Reserve System.

Chapter 26. Energy Market Fundamentals.

Chapter 27. Global Trade.

Chapter 28. U.S. Fiscal Fundamentals.

Chapter 29. Inflation and Labor market Fundamentals.

Chapter 30. U.S. Housing and the Consumer.

PART SIX. TREND IDENTIFICATION AND MEMENTUM TRADING.

Chapter 31. Why…Trend Identification?

Chapter 32. Trend Identification techniques—Momentum, Timing.

Chapter 33. Countertrend Trading—Divergence, Saturation, and Exhaustion.

Chapter 34. The TIMID” Matrix.

PART SEVEN. DEFINING AND MANAGING RISK.

Chapter 35. Defining Overall risk.

Chapter 36. Diversity.

Chapter 37. Position Leverage.

Chapter 38. Trade Risk.

Chapter 39. Correlated Risk.

Chapter 40. Sector and Portfolio Risk.

Chapter 41. Psychological risk.

PART EIGHT. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.

Chapter 42. Using What You Know When making Decisions.

Chapter 43. Global Supply-and-Demand Fundamentals: The Mining Industry, Gold Consumption, Gold Holdings, and Central Banks.

Chapter 44. Chart Library.

Appendix. Precious Metals: A Secular-Macro Overview.

Index.

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