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9780071381949

Stock Market Strategies That Work

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    9780071381949

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    0071381945

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-12-20
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

How to tradeshy;shy;andmake moneyshy;shy;in today's volatile marketMaking significant money in the stock market isn't a given. However, investors can greatly increase their odds of success by knowing the basics of how the market works andshy;shy;more importantshy;shy;how to trade profitablyin the market.Stock Market Strategies That Workgoes far beyond other introductory books on the market, explaining in step-by-step detail the specific techniques, systems, methods, and indicators that veteran investors have used for years to prey on the unsuspecting average investor and fatten their own trading accounts. Jake and Elliott Bernstein use numerous charts and graphs to emphasize timing, entry and exit methods, trend analysis, risk management, and other higher-level topics.Methods covered in this unique introduction to profitable investing include: Risk management in today's volatile market Charting techniques to track the consistent big movers Finding key entry and exit points using technical analysis

Author Biography

Jacob Bernstein is one of today's most popular and respected market analysts in futures and stocks. Bernstein is cofounder of the popular 2chimps.com stock market advisory website and the author of over 32 books on trading, including Momentum Stock Selection and The Compleat Day Trader. His research and trading methods are used by savvy traders all over the world.

Elliot Bernstein is cofounder of 2chimps.com, plus assistant market strategist and a regular contributor to the website. His areas of expertise include technical analysis, timing, mutual fund investment strategies, stock sector analysis, and alternative energy stocks. He has been a quest on Internet business television and a contributor to the Bernstein on Stocks newsletter.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Beginningsp. 1
The Big Liep. 2
The Experts Failedp. 3
Risk Capital: The Bottom Linep. 4
Can You Make Money in the Market without a Computer?p. 9
Summaryp. 9
Playing The Gamep. 11
A Share of What?p. 11
How Charts Help You Play the Game for Big Moneyp. 13
Keeping Things Simple and Effectivep. 18
Trading on Marginp. 20
Buy Low and Sell High or Buy High and Sell Higher? Two Ways to Play the Gamep. 22
Summaryp. 24
The Dos And Don'ts of Picking Winning Stocksp. 27
A Few Basic Keys That Will Help You Pick Winning Stocksp. 27
What's a Tech Stock?p. 33
What's a Medical Stock?p. 34
What's an IPO?p. 34
Summaryp. 36
Picking a Stockbrokerp. 37
If You're Ready to Tradep. 38
Why Are Commission Costs So Important?p. 39
Do You Need All the Free Stuff?p. 39
What's the Difference?p. 39
Summaryp. 41
Trading The Cheapiesp. 43
Volumep. 44
Who Are They?p. 45
Number of Outstanding Sharesp. 46
Institutional Ownership: Trading with the Gorillasp. 47
Insider Activityp. 48
Low-Priced Stocks with High Short Interestp. 48
Sex Appealp. 49
How to Buy and Sell Stocks Under $10p. 50
Penny Stocksp. 51
Too Many Choices for One Investor!p. 52
Low-Priced Mutual Fundsp. 52
Summaryp. 53
The Technical Approach to Stock Market Strategiesp. 55
Timing Indicators, Systems, and Methodsp. 55
Types of Timing Indicatorsp. 57
An Examination of Basic Timing Indicatorsp. 60
Elements of an Effective Stock Trading Systemp. 82
Support and Resistance Conceptsp. 83
The Value of Day Trading with Support and Resistancep. 85
Summaryp. 87
Dollar Cost Averagingp. 89
About DCAp. 90
How Dollar Cost Averaging Worksp. 90
Summaryp. 91
Support and Resistance: The Macp. 93
Determining Support and Resistancep. 95
The Moving Average Channelp. 95
How Support and Resistance Developp. 97
Five Successive Barsp. 107
Exiting Positions, Right or Wrongp. 107
Channel Surfingp. 113
A Few Precautions and Suggestionsp. 113
Summaryp. 119
Two Real-Time Examplesp. 121
Doing My Homeworkp. 122
Why Fuel Cell?p. 123
Timing the Tradep. 124
Safety Firstp. 125
Another Examplep. 126
Summaryp. 128
Implementing Market Strategiesp. 129
Using MOMMAp. 129
Dollar Cost Averaging with Mutual Fund Investmentsp. 135
A Comparison of Strategiesp. 137
Wrap Upp. 140
Summaryp. 140
The Importance of Discipline: Maximizing Profits, Minimizing Losses, Following the Rulesp. 141
Trading Discipline: A Working Definitionp. 142
The Three Levels of Investing Disciplinep. 144
Closing Out Losersp. 145
A Closer Look at Fearp. 147
Overcoming the Fear of Investingp. 149
A Few Closing Thoughts about Disciplinep. 149
Conclusionp. 150
Summaryp. 151
Computerized Trading Systemsp. 153
Buy into the Mythp. 154
Defining the Realityp. 155
Let the Buyer Beware!p. 155
Why Test a Trading System?p. 156
Summaryp. 167
Glossary of Trading Termsp. 173
Indexp. 181
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