Alpesh B. Patel on Stock Futures: Strategies for Profiting from Stock Futures

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Harriman House Limited, Aug 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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The book covers everything you need to know about stock futures. It starts with a basic introduction to futures themselves, as well as advice on the opening and administration of a futures account then compares stock futures to other trading instruments. The major part describes a range of practical strategies which the stock futures trader can employ to enhance returns and control risk with exposure to the equity markets This book on single stock futures is not just a compendium of everything an investor needs to know to get the best out of these products: it is also a guide of how to incorporate USFs into specific trading strategies. Alpesh illustrates how they are essentially simple instruments offering multi-dimensional opportunities. They can be used for basic trades or for more complex hedging strategies. As with all derivatives products, if used correctly, and with a full understanding of the associated risks and rewards, they are powerful investment tools that can be used to achieve return profiles that normally would not be achievable by using traditional financial instruments.Today, the days of high-price, high-margin exchange trading in an environment of prohibitive taxes and regulation must surely be numbered. Free, real-time prices over the internet will make this market even more transparent for retail brokers and smaller investors to get involved. Alpesh's book offers the investor a simple and clear guide to both the rewards and the risks of trading Universal Stock Futures
 

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Contents

Essentials of Stock Futures
5
Trading Stock Futures
29
Trading Strategies I Trading Direction
61
Trading Strategies II Diversification
77
Trading Strategies III Pairs Trading
83
Risk and Money Management
99
Appendices
131
Glossary
159
Euronext LIFFE and Euronext liffe
173
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About the author (2004)

Alpesh B. Patel is a "Financial Times "Columnist and Bloomberg Television's award winning Internet and Online Trading Specialist and co-presenter of "@Bloomberg" and "Bloomberg Money," He is also a Visiting Fellow in Business at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University.

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