ISBN-10:
0071363904
ISBN-13:
9780071363907
Pub. Date:
01/24/2001
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Starting Out In Futures Trading / Edition 6

Starting Out In Futures Trading / Edition 6

by Mark Powers
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Overview

The #1 reference for futures traders everywhere ... now updated!

Everything You Need to Know to Become a Knowledgeable, Profitable Futures Trader

Starting Out In Futures Trading has become renowned for explaining the futures industry to beginners and veterans alike in simple, straightforward language­­and giving futures traders the answers they need in one easy-to-use, fingertip reference. This substantially revised edition reflects on the many new forces shaping the industry and carrying futures trading into the new millennium.

From how to open an account to the emergence of electronic trading and the Internet, Starting Out In Futures Trading, Sixth Edition, will provide you with market-tested, hands-on information about every important aspect of futures trading, including:

  • Choosing a broker
  • Placing an order
  • Agricultural, financial, and stock index futures
  • Margin and leverage
  • Short-selling
  • Globex electronic trading
  • CRB index futures
  • Fundamental versus technical analysis
  • Seasonality and trading plans
  • Volume and open interest
  • Interest rate arbitrage
  • Commodity hedging
  • Spreads
  • Financial futures
  • Yield curves
  • Stock index futures and options

How to place an order...techniques to develop a trading plan...new rules and regulations...Starting Out in Futures Trading, Sixth Edition, leaves no stone unturned in presenting you with an accurate, practical, and up-to-date look inside the world of futures trading. It remains the number-one guide for new traders looking to learn all about the futures market­­and the preferred reference for all traders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071363907
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 01/24/2001
Edition description: Updtd & Exp
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 600,744
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mark Powers is one of the futures industry's most respected and influential figures. A key participant in drafting many of the original contract specifications for trading currency and financial derivatives, Powers is the CEO of Powers and Dubin Asset Allocation and Management and former editor of The Journal of Futures Markets. He also served as chief economist for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and has contributed his expertise as a director on numerous futures exchanges.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1. Trading Stocks versus Trading Commodity Futures.

Chapter 2. The Electronic Exchange.

Chapter 3. Speculation Is Not a Four-Letter Word.

Chapter 4. Managed Futures--A Good Alternative.

Chapter 5. Commodity Index Futures--The Basket Approach to Investing.

Chapter 6. The Trading Plan.

Chapter 7. Choosing a Broker.

Chapter 8. The Order.

Chapter 9. Forecasting Prices--Supply and Demand.

Chapter 10. Basic Price Patterns--Forecasting Tools.

Chapter 11. Technical Analysis.

Chapter 12. Technical Analylsis--The Tools and How They Work.

Chapter 13. Volume and Open Interest.

Chapter 14. Commodity Hedging--A Primer.

Chapter 15. Hedging--The Basis.

Chapter 16. Your Banker and Hedging.

Chapter 17. Commodity Hedging in Action.

Chapter 18. Energy Hedging--Some Examples.

Chapter 19. Fact and Fiction About Spreads.

Chapter 20. Financial Futures--An Introduction.

Chapter 21. Money--Trading the Ultimate Commodity.

Chapter 22. Understanding the "Yield Curve."

Chapter 23. The Interest Rate Contracts.

Chapter 24. Hedging Applications for Interest Rate Futures.

Chapter 25. Stock Index Futures and Options.

Chapter 26. Commodity Options.

Chapter 27. Strategies for Trading Options.

Chapter 28. Historical Development of Commodity Futures Trading.

Chapter 29. The Commodity Futures Exchange.
Appendix i: Commodity Trader's Scorecard.

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