The Complete Idiot's Guide to Options And Futures, 2nd Edition (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 5, 2006 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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Completely updated, this practical guide has the information investors need to keep up in the complex, fast-paced, and highly profitable world of options and futures, where everything is in play - from oil to diamonds, poultry to vaccines, franchises to coffee.

Provides cutting edge information on energy futures and options.

Tools for creating flexible strategies that can move with the times.

New information on the solid standbys like livestock, precious metals, and equities.

Keyed to the new realities of the global economy, making this book vital for investors at all levels.

Highly respected expert author.

  

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Contents

History and Development of the Futures Market
3
How Futures Trading Works
11
Price Discovery and the Floor
25
Reading Prices
35
Using Futures to Take or Alleviate Risks
61
Speculating in the Futures Market
75
Brokers Clearing Firms and Orders
89
Options on Futures Basics and Strategies
103
Food and Fiber Softs Market Overview
167
Livestock Market Overview
179
Metals Market Overview
189
Petroleum Market Overview
203
prices and fear regarding future production dominate pricing
209
Financial Market Overview
211
Applying Your Knowledge Getting Ready to Trade
223
Developing a Trading Plan
237

Options on Futures Basics and Strategies
105
Options Strategies
125
What Makes Markets Tick
139
going
145
Grain Futures Overview
153
Soybean Futures
162
Exploring Single Stock Futures
251
Picking Markets and Applying Your Knowledge
263
The Petroleum Market
269
Appendixes
277
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About the author (2006)

Scott Barrie owns Commodity, Futures and Equity Analytics and is the former head of research and operations for Great Pacific Trading Company in Oregon, an educational brokerage specializing in introducing newcomers to speculating in the futures and options markets. He has 12 years experience in the financial derivatives industry, including time as a trader and hedge specialist. He is a regular contributor to Stocks and Commodities magazine and Stock Traders Almanac and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, and Barron's Weekly.

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